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When most people think of California, they think of hot and sunny summer days. This is certainly a good representation of our area for much of the year—but it is far from the whole picture. While our summer heat garners a good deal of attention, residents here know that they need great heating systems to make it through the cooler times of the year comfortably. We’re here to guide them, and you, on the path to heating satisfaction.
Being an Energy Upgrade California®-certified contractor, you better believe that we are happy to field any questions that prospective clients may have with regards to efficient heating. The answer, quite often, is to look into using a heat pump in Riverside, CA. Heat pump technology is not new, but it is definitely gaining traction as more and more homeowners are looking for greater and greater efficiency. Great efficiency is just one benefit of scheduling heat pump services with RKM Heating and Air Conditioning.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
In order to grasp the benefits of using a heat pump, you first need to understand how it works. A heat pump closely resembles a central air conditioning system. The major difference comes in the form of the reversing valve, which allows for the refrigerant cycle to be reversed. By reversing the flow of refrigerant and the function of the system’s coils, the heat pump is able to use heat in the air outside in order to warm interior spaces.
In the summer, refrigerant evaporates in the indoor evaporator coil, collecting heat from the air passing over it and then releasing it outside as it is condensed in the condenser coil. When the system’s function is reversed in the winter, heat is drawn out of the air outside as the refrigerant evaporates in the outdoor coil. It is then compressed to boost thermal energy, and is condensed indoors. This allows it to release heat with which to warm your home.
Benefits of Using a Heat Pump System in Riverside, CA
The obvious benefit of using a heat pump is that it can double as both a heater and an air conditioner. That means that you only need to invest in one HVAC system in order to keep your home comfortable throughout the entire year. However, the major benefit of a heat pump lies in its efficiency. If you are looking for affordable heating that is also eco–friendly, then a heat pump is definitely something to seriously consider.
Unlike furnaces and boilers, which combust fuels such as propane, oil, and natural gas, or those furnaces that use electric heating elements to heat the air, heat pumps are not really generating new heat. They are using the heat that is already in the air outside, with only a small amount of refrigerant required to compress and move that refrigerant. This method of heat transfer is an effective way in which to cut back on energy consumption.
Schedule Your Heat Pump Services with Our Team!
From new heat pump installations to routine heat pump maintenance and the most complicated of heat pump repairs, our technicians do it all. We also offer free estimates on all new equipment installations and replacements. Start cooling and heating your home more conscientiously, without sacrificing comfort.
We’ll make sure that your new heat pump system in Riverside, CA is of the right size for your home, and that it is able to cater to your property’s needs. With your budget, home efficiency, and personal user preferences in mind, we’ll make sure that your heat pump experience is a very positive one for years to come.
Done right, priced right. RKM provides the highest quality, for the best value.