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3 Types of Heat Pumps

Are you looking to keep the temperature in your Grand Prairie, Texas, home at comfortable levels? A heat pump might be your best option. Despite the misleading name, you can use heat pumps for both cooling and heating. That’s because the system works to move heat from one area to another, depending on the season. If you’re thinking about installing a heat pump, consider each of these three options:

Split Systems

Split or air source heat pumps are the most common type. They contain an indoor air handler and outdoor unit. Refrigerant circulates between them through coils of tubing, absorbing and releasing heat as it moves back and forth. A fan pushes air over the coils to heat or cool it before blowing it into your home. Heat pumps work best in milder climates that rarely experience freezing temperatures, like Grand Prairie.

Ductless Heat Pumps

Ductless heat pumps have one or more indoor air handlers connected to a single outdoor unit. These units don’t require ductwork, which helps prevent energy waste. You can use ductless heat pumps to zone your home. As a result, you won’t have to heat or cool empty rooms ever again.

Packaged Systems

A packaged heat pump doesn’t have a separate indoor air handler. Instead, all the parts sits inside the same casing as the outdoor unit. These systems are faster and easier to install, and they don’t take up valuable storage space. Because the unit is compact, a packaged system uses less energy to move refrigerant, which can save on your monthly utility bill.

Performance Heat and Air has decades of HVAC experience. We can help you find and install the right heat pump for your home. For more information about your heating and cooling options, call us at 817-349-3567. We’re here to help you stay comfortable no matter the season.

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