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No Air Conditioning? Now’s the Perfect Time for a Heat Pump

air-conditioner-repairSo, you made it through another Utah summer without air conditioning—that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for next year! A heat pump is an air conditioning system that both heats and cools. If you decide on one now in fall you can stay warm as the temperatures cool down and get prepared for next spring and summer. If you’re looking for the perfect team with great HVAC services in Orem, UT, you should schedule a service with Skylake Heating & Air.

Why Choose a Heat Pump?

  • A heat pump is a great energy efficient alternative to standard central air conditioning. Heat pumps use about half the power that traditional air conditioning uses to operate.
  • Whether you’re going duct or ductless a heat pump is adaptable to either system.
  • You’ll have year-round comfort with a heat pump because it heats and cools—there’s no need for two separate systems to perform these jobs with a heat pump.
  • Heat pumps are more cost-effective than other forms of electric heating systems because they move heat rather than generate it. This reduction in energy costs results in lowered energy bills and these savings offset the more expensive installation price.
  • It’s perfect for our climate here in Orem, UT. We’re lucky to experience mild winters and summers here in Orem so a heat pump can perfectly fit our needs on all fronts.

In Cold Weather

In the colder months, a heat pump operates like an air conditioner in reverse. The refrigerant in the heat pump absorbs heat from the air outside and uses it to warm your home. Even when you think it’s cold outside the air contains a certain amount of heat—even at nearly freezing temperatures. There’s never actually any generation of heat happening in this process, just the movement of warm air in or out of a home. This is far more energy efficient than a traditional furnace which burns fuel to generate heat.

In Warm Weather

When a heat pump is in cooling mode, it absorbs the heat inside your home and releases it to the air outside. Heat pumps are just like traditional air conditioners when it comes to their construction. A heat pump has two separate units connected by power and refrigerant lines, what makes this system so different from standard air conditioning is the 4-way valve called the “reversing valve” which sits in the refrigerant line and changes the direction the refrigerant glows based on instructions from the system.

Get a Professional

Choosing a heat pump in Orem will keep your home toasty through our upcoming cool months and cool next spring and summer. When considering an option like this make sure that you get the best results possible with the right installation and servicing. You need experts for this job. Don’t fall to the temptation of lowered prices and try to do it yourself or hire a cut-rate contractor—have Skylake Heating & Air do the job. We service heating and cooling systems across Salt Lake County.

If you’re considering installing a heat pump, contact us to schedule a service today.

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