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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. How do they do that? 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.

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 air conditioning unit by capturing the heat inside your home and pumping it outside. All that hot air during the summer is constantly transferred outside so you’re left with a nice crisp indoor temperature. A heat pump does the exact same thing as an air conditioning unit—but it can be reversed during the winter!

Heat Pumps for San Marcos Winters

In Texas, our winters aren’t exactly cold—but they can get chilly! Texan homeowners might be wondering how to heat their homes on the occasional brisk night (without investing thousands into 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 (or should we say hot) 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’ve got a dual-functioning HVAC system that can adapt to the changing winter weather in Texas.

Heat Pump Services in San Marcos, TX

Heat pumps give homeowners the flexibility to switch from heating to cooling—all at the press of a button! Throughout San Marcos, Wimberley, Driftwood, Kyle, New Braunfels, and Buda, TX, SM Air offers premier heat pump services. We service all neighborhoods within our service area, whether you are 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 that it is!). Still not sure if you want a heat pump? Contact us at (512) 212-4777 to discuss your other heating and cooling options.