Here in Texas, we don’t have the weather extremes of winter that they get in the Northeast or the Midwest. That being said, temperatures still fall well below what anyone would consider comfortable during the winter months, particularly at night. That is why it is important that you have a dependable heating system in your home, even if it is not put through the wringer quite as much as your air conditioner is throughout our long cooling season.

If you are interested in heating your home with truly outstanding efficiency, as well as enjoying a few other benefits that we’ll get into a bit more below, be sure to consider the use of a heat pump in Houston, TX. Heat pumps have a lot to offer homeowners, particularly in warmer geographic regions like ours. Read on, and contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have.

What Sets the Heat Pump Apart?

When you use a furnace or a boiler to heat your home, you are going to be actively generating heat by either combusting fuel or using electric resistance. When you use a heat pump, though, you are actually making use of existing heat from the air outside when heating your home. The heat pump does not generate heat, but instead operates on the principle of heat transfer.

Essentially, a heat pump works like an AC in reverse when heating your home. Refrigerant is evaporated in the outdoor coil, drawing heat out of the air surrounding it. The warmed refrigerant is compressed to boost its thermal energy, and that heat is then used to heat air for distribution throughout the house. Only a bit of electricity is used in the process, and no fossil fuels, so heating comes affordably!

Plus, heat pumps are able to reverse their operation by reversing their refrigerant cycle, thanks to appropriately named component called the reversing valve. This allows you to keep your home comfortable all year long while using just one system to do so. For an efficient and versatile performance, a heat pump is a great option.

Contact Expert Air Cooling And Heating for outstanding heat pump services.

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Living in Texas means that we don’t get the extreme winter weather that folks up in, say Minnesota have to deal with. That being said, if you think that we don’t have any cold weather to contend with during the winter months, you’re in for a rude awakening. It can get quite chilly in this part of the country, so you need to know that your heater in Houston, TX is up to the challenge of efficiently and effectively heating your home throughout the winter season.

In order to do that, you’ll need to have your heater tuned-up by a professional heating maintenance technician. It doesn’t matter what type of heater you use to keep your home warm. Furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, geothermal heating systems: they all require maintenance. Schedule yours with a member of our team, and know that your comfort will be protected during the coldest time of the year.

Quality Maintenance Requires a Professional Touch

There are certain maintenance tasks that you can handle on your own throughout the season, including changing your air filter as needed. If you think that this is all there is to heating maintenance, though, think again. Having your system tuned up by a trained professional is a must if your heater is to operate safely, let alone at peak performance levels.

During maintenance, your technician will go over your heater with a fine toothed comb. Yes, filters will be replaced. However, electrical currents will also be measured, controls tested, gas flow checked and combustion evaluated, and much, much more. That is why maintenance is as important for your safety as it is for your heating budget.

Now, we realize that you are not going to be running your heater, at least not regularly, much right away. However, you really don’t wait for the cold weather to arrive before realizing that your system is not ready to do the job. The longer you wait, the busier your heating technicians will get, and the more likely you are to overlook your system’s maintenance needs entirely. Schedule heating maintenance with us, and live comfortably throughout the coldest of winter weather.

Contact Expert Air Cooling And Heating today to get started.

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