Heat Pumps vs Traditional Air Conditioners

Planning to have air conditioning installed in your home? With so many different brands and types available, choosing the right one can often be a problem. However, if you are looking for a more effective and energy efficient solution than a traditional air conditioning unit, look no further than an air source heat pump.

What is the difference between the two?

While ACs and heat pumps both offer the capacity to cool, heat pumps can also provide your property’s heating. Air source heat pumps are equipped to absorb heat from the air outside, transferring it inside the house to provide heat. A heat pump can both heat and cool the space, while an air conditioner lacks such functionality, which is the primary difference between the two.

Which system will be more suitable for your home or business?

Whether you have a small one-bedroom property or a large business premises, the added functionality of a heat pump will always make it a worthwhile investment in comparison to a traditional air conditioner. The ability to provide both cooling and heating from the same system offers a convenient solution that makes it easier to control your energy usage.

Will any heat pump do?

The energy efficiency of air source heat pumps do vary between manufacturers and models, however, so it is always a good idea to check their energy rating. Each heat pump has an energy label which offers information on how energy efficient they are - the more efficient the system, the lower it will cost to run.

The additional functionality of providing heating as well as cooling mean that an air source heat pump should always be considered instead of a traditional air conditioner. If you are in the market for a new air conditioning system for your home or business, get in touch with the team here at Eco House Solutions to discuss the benefits of changing to an air source heat pump. Our installers serve both our local Portsmouth area as well as installing air source heat pumps right across the UK.
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