A heat pump operates in the same manner as an air conditioner, but it includes a reversing valve that allows the refrigerant to flow in either direction. As a result, a heat pump can serve as both an air conditioner and a central heating appliance. Heat pumps are assigned a HSPF rating, which identifies the amount of heat produced relative to the energy consumed. In mild winter climates like Phoenix, AZ areas, heat pumps are a very good and economical choice.
Although, heat pumps lose efficiency when the temperature approaches freezing, some homeowners elect to install an electric strip for supplemental heating. The professionals at Lee’s air conditioning will equip your heat pump with the options required to deliver warm indoor comfort no matter how severe the outdoor weather may be.