Choosing Between a Heat Pump and Central AC

Spring is here and with how quickly time seems to pass summer is probably just around the corner. This means you are going to be starting to use your air conditioning system a lot more often. Of course, if you are going to be using your AC system, it means it is going to be important to have a working AC.

Think back to the end of last summer and ask yourself how well your system was operating. Was it doing well, or was it faltering a bit? Or was it barely functioning? If you are leaning on that third option, it means it is likely that you are going to be in the market for an AC replacement. If you are in need of a replacement system, it helps to know what your options are for your next AC.

How to Tell It Is Time For a Replacement

All too often there are people in Portland, OR, who schedule a repair for their air conditioners when what they really need is a replacement. We have found that knowing the warning signs can help with identifying which service you need.

  • Repairs. If your AC system needs yearly repairs that are becoming increasingly expensive, it is a sign that it needs to be retired.
  • Energy Bills. If your energy bills are becoming a much more expensive ordeal than usual, don’t just brush it off. This is likely a warning sign your AC is nearing its end.
  • Lack of cooling power: Your air conditioner should be able to reliably produce cool air for your home. If it can’t do this, it may be because it needs to be replaced by a unit that operates properly.

What Are Your Choices?

If you’ve determined that you need a replacement air conditioner system, you should know that you have more than one option. We have provided some key details about what systems you can choose from so you can determine which system will suit your needs best.

Central Air Conditioner

Central ACs operate by pushing cold air through ductwork to evenly cool the entirety of your home. This provides an even temperature throughout the home in an energy-efficient manner.

Heat Pumps

Unlike central air conditioners, heat pumps do not require ductwork to operate. Because they use air handlers, heat pumps can operate without ducts, and will use refrigerant to transfer heat into or out of the house. This means that it can produce both heating and cooling power so you can have a 2-in-1 system that keeps you comfortable all year long and does so as efficiently as possible.

As you can see, we have come a long way from depending on window units and fans. If your air conditioner is struggling to do its job, don’t delay on getting a replacement. With the help of one of our trained professionals, you will find the replacement, selection, and installation process to be a breeze.

Please call Sydni, our Office Extraordinaire, to schedule your next appointment! We will take care of you from there! Contact The Clean Air Act today.

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