Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Installation’

Thinking About a Heat Pump Installation? Let’s Talk the Dual Fuel Question

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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The spring is a time when many people consider making home improvements, such as changing out an old HVAC system for a new one. HVAC updates are especially ideal for spring because there is less need for heating and cooling and homeowners can take more time to consider the options and arrange for service with West Chester, PA, HVAC pros. 

If you’re considering making HVAC system replacements this summer, one option that has probably blipped onto your radar is the heat pump. There are numerous benefits to having a heat pump, but also one significant drawback. This drawback is why we need to address the question of whether you should install a dual fuel system heat pump or not.

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Is a Heat Pump a Viable Option for Winter Comfort?

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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If you have some familiarity with the heat pump, then you know that the major advantage of this comfort system installation is that it can operate as both a cooling and heating system. A heat pump is similar to a refrigerant-based air conditioner: it circulates refrigerant between two sets of coils, evaporating refrigerant in one coil to absorb heat and condensing the refrigerant in the other coil to release that heat. 

What makes a heat pump different from an AC is that it can change the direction it circulates refrigerant, causing the two coils to swap functions. An air conditioner can only move heat from inside the house to outside. But a heat pump can reverse the way it runs so that it moves heat from the outside to the inside. All it takes is an adjustment on the thermostat for the cooling system to become a heating system.

But this leads to an obvious concern … does this actually work in cold weather to make a viable choice for a year-round West Chester, PA, HVAC system?

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The AC vs. The Heat Pump: Is One Clearly Better?

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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When choosing between any two different HVAC systems for a home, no single type starts out as automatically the better choice. If this were true, there wouldn’t be a need for a choice in the first place: every home would have that device!

This is true for the distinction between whether you choose to install an air conditioning system or a heat pump in your house. If one were clearly better, you wouldn’t have to choose. But since there are both homes with central air conditioners and with heat pumps, the question of which is better comes down to the situation. If you are considering either an AC or heat pump installation in the next few months, the right choice for you depends on several factors. We’ll look at the pros and cons of these systems to help you get a better sense of what will work best for you.

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