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Why Should I Install a Heat Pump Instead of a Traditional AC?

Any time a homeowner is faced with replacing an old central air conditioning system, he or she should also consider the possibility of installing a heat pump as a replacement instead of a standard AC. Heat pumps offer a number of great advantages as home comfort systems that make them attractive as substitutes for air conditioners. Although they usually cost more for initial installation than ACs (they are more complicated machines), they will quickly pay back the extra costs.

At Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating, we often recommend that our customers choose heat pump installation in Boerne, TX rather than continue with traditional air conditioning.

Call us today and talk to our cooling specialists to find out if a heat pump is you best option for this summer… as well as the rest of the year.

What makes a heat pump such a good option as an AC replacement?

A heat pump is a two-in-one device. It works as both a heater and an air conditioner. When you choose to install a heat pump to replace an AC, you are also choosing to replace your heater. In one unit, you can have all your comfort needs for the year covered.

You won’t have to worry about a heat pump failing to live up to the standards of your current air conditioning. Heat pumps essentially are air conditioners; they have the same capability to cool a house as a standalone AC of comparable size. The difference is that a heat pump can shift the direction it carries out heat exchange, and instead of removing heat from indoors, it removes heat from outdoors and transports it inside a home. With only one adjustment on the thermostat, you’ll move from effective cooling to effective heating.

You’ll also have energy-saving heating: the switch from a furnace to a heat pump can save you as much as 30% off your winter heating bills. The reason for this energy efficiency is that heat pumps do not create heat by burning fuel; they move heat by using a small amount of electrical power.

The only drawback that heat pumps have is one that makes almost no difference in San Antonio. Because they must absorb heat from the outside air during heating mode, they will struggle in below-freezing temperatures. San Antonio winters rarely drop below the low ‘40s, making heat pumps ideal for our climate.

Heat pump installation in Boerne, TX

If all this has made you excited about installing a heat pump for this summer, give us a call at Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating. Set up an appointment with one of our heat pump specialists to start the process toward year-round comfort.

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