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When you think of air conditioning, you probably think of the traditional centralized type that has been popular for decades. While those air conditioners are still quite effective, they are not the only option for keeping your home cool during the summer. A heat pump supplies the same amount of cool air output, while also offering some unique advantages that traditional air conditioners cannot match. Read on to find out more about heat pumps, and the benefits of using one in your home this summer.

What Is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a system that is actually very similar to an air conditioning system. Both systems use refrigerant and evaporator and condenser coils to take heat from the inside of the home and vent it outside. Unlike air conditioners, though, heat pumps can reverse the flow of refrigerant through their systems. This gives them one of their largest benefits: the ability to heat a home as well as cool it.

The Benefits of Using a Heat Pump

As mentioned above, the primary reason that most homeowners choose to install a heat pump in their home is that it can do the job of both a heater and air conditioner. This saves a lot of money that you would normally have to spend on an entirely different system. Beyond simply being able to offer heating, a heat pump is far more energy efficient than traditional heating systems. This saves you even more money in the long run. You get all the benefits of two energy-efficient climate control systems, without sacrificing any output. If you want to make your home climate control as efficient as possible, a heat pump is a great choice.

Call Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. for information on our heat pump services. We serve the entire Port Charlotte, FL area.