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Are Heat Pumps Good for Texas Homes?

Posted on: October 2, 2019

Trane XL16i heat pump against a white background.In our experience, heat pumps are the perfect solution for homes in hotter states like Texas. Because our Texas weather tends to stay warmer than most other states, some homeowners might not want to invest in a separate heating system.

Fortunately, a heat pump can both heat and cool your Texas home.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Essentially, heat pumps function by transferring heat from one location to another. Heat pumps use refrigerant and two heat exchanger coils to cycle through a process of condensation and evaporation.

Refrigerant evaporates and absorbs heat in one coil and then releases heat by condensing in the other coil.

Do you need heating or cooling maintenance in San Marcos? Contact us online or call (512) 212-4777.

Heat Pumps for San Marcos Summers

The name “heat pump” might sound like an HVAC system only used to heat your home, but that’s not the case. When your heat pump is set to cooling mode, it works exactly like your AC unit by capturing the heat in your home and pumping it outside.

All that hot air during the summer is constantly transferred outside, so you’re left with a cool, comfortable indoor temperature. A heat pump does the exact same thing as an air conditioning unit but can be reversed during winter.

Heat Pumps for San Marcos Winters

In Texas, our winters aren’t exactly cold — but they can certainly get chilly. Texan homeowners might be wondering how to heat their homes on the occasional brisk night (without investing thousands in a separate heating system).

To keep your family warm, heat pumps absorb the heat from outside and transfer it inside (opposite of the cooling cycle). The cool thing about heat pumps is that they can absorb heat from temperatures lower than 20°F (colder than the average Texas winter evening).

This means you have a dual-functioning HVAC system that can adapt to the changing winter weather in Texas.

Contact SM Air today for professional heat pump maintenance, repair, or replacement.

Heat Pump Services in San Marcos, TX

Heat pumps give homeowners the flexibility to switch from heating to cooling at the press of a button. SM Air offers premier heat pump services throughout San Marcos, Wimberley, Driftwood, Kyle, New Braunfels, and Buda, TX.

We service all neighborhoods within our service area, whether you’re looking for:

Our experienced HVAC technicians can help you decide if a heat pump is right for you (but most of us will probably agree it is!). Still not sure if you want a heat pump?

Call (512) 212-4777 to discuss other heating and cooling options.