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Comparing Heat Pumps to Traditional AC Systems

In cooling mode, heat pumps and air conditioners function similarly. However, a heat pump also provides heating. Each system offers pros and cons and being aware of the differences helps determine the right choice for your home. As a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, the NATE-certified specialists from Brian and Sons are knowledgeable in both options and offer the top-of-the-line efficiency and features that elevate value and rewards.

Heat Pumps From Brian and Sons

A heat pump draws hot air from inside the home and transfers it outside, creating a cooling effect. When outside temperatures cool off, the operation reverses, taking advantage of ambient heat in the outdoor air to supply indoor comfort. These innovative two-in-one units are environmentally friendly, quiet, safe, clean and energy efficient. Heat pumps use electricity rather than burning fossil fuels and require only twice-per-year maintenance. For the extreme cold in the entire Chicagoland area, it’s recommended to partner a heat pump with a supplement heat source such as a furnace.

Air Conditioning Systems

An air conditioner pulls hot air from the home, sends it through a condenser with refrigerant for cooling, then pumps it back into the home to create a lower indoor temperature. It cannot reverse direction to supply heating. Most central air conditioners are partnered with a furnace. AC works well for quickly and efficiently cooling larger homes and helps to filter our allergens. The purchase and installation investment into a central air conditioner is typically lower than a heat pump but running costs are higher.

Your Local HVAC Experts, Brian and Sons

Get in touch with Brian and Sons at (630) 906-7302 or complete our online contact form to discuss your specific needs and goals. We’d be happy to assist, complete proper installation and make sure you’re totally satisfied with your decisions.

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