An HVAC system with the word “heat” in it might not be your first choice for indoor cooling. Don’t let the name confuse you! Heat pumps are some of the most reliable, versatile and popular air conditioning systems sold today. They’re also great for keeping you warm when temperatures tumble in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here are three common misconceptions about heat pumps we’d love to dispel.
What’s in a Name?
A heat pump system gets its name from the way it moves heat from one location to another. During the summer, heat pumps work like traditional AC systems, extracting heat from the air and transferring it outside. In the winter, a heat pump captures heat from the outside air and compresses it enough to keep everyone warm and cozy.
Heat Pumps Aren’t Engineered for Cold Weather
Heat pumps have long been a great choice for temperate climates like Las Vegas, Nevada. Today you can rely on them for warmth and comfort even on the coldest nights of the year. A number of recent innovations have improved heat pump efficiency and performance.
- Two-stage compressors operate at full power in freezing weather. The rest of the time, they conserve energy without compromising your comfort.
- Variable-speed blower motors automatically adjust airflow to match your comfort requirements. Instead of on/off operation, you enjoy an even delivery of warm air.
- Connected controls allow you to adjust settings from your smartphone or computer. They can also work as an automation hub for your entire home.
Heat Pumps Need Ductwork
In addition to central-air systems, heat pumps can provide targeted heating and cooling. Perfect for buildings that can’t accommodate ductwork, ductless mini-splits work well for remodeled spaces and room additions too. Independent air handlers let you customize temperature settings for each living space.
As a Trane Comfort Specialist, we offer some of the most energy-efficient heat pumps on the market. To learn more about our heat pump services, call 702-623-0829 to speak with a qualified HVAC contractor.