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Is This Your Air Conditioner’s Final Season? A Heat Pump May Be the Next Step

Is your air conditioner limping along on its way out of the summer season this year? Has it proven unreliable of ineffective? Are you sick of sinking money into a system that just can’t hack it anymore? If so, it sounds like you may be ready for an AC replacement at the close of this cooling season.

If this is the case, think twice before replacing your air conditioner with an identical or very similar system. You may find that, upon review, the heat pump is the right system for your needs and personal preferences. If so, you can count on us to install and service your heat pump in Washington, D.C. properly.

In our area, energy efficiency is a hot topic among homeowners. It is this desire to keep our homes comfortable in an efficient and affordable manner that drives so many people to opt for heat pump technology. Why are heat pumps so desirable and efficient? The key lies in the heat transfer process, which also allows for incredible versatility.

During our hot summer season, your heat pump will operate in much the same way as a more traditional central air conditioner. The evaporation of refrigeration allows for the absorption of heat by the evaporator coil, and that hot refrigerant goes outdoors to shed this heat before repeating the cycle as needed. So what’s the difference? A heat pump is also able to reverse its refrigerant cycle.

When the refrigerant cycle is reversed, the function of the coils is essentially reversed, as well. Heat is absorbed from the air outdoors, and the refrigerant brings that heat into the home. Only a small amount of electricity is used in the process, and no fuel need be burned or consumed. This is an incredibly efficient and green way in which to heat your home.

Let Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. know if you are ready to move on from your existing AC system. 

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