Differences Between Heat Pumps and ACs 

Though air conditioners and heat pumps are meant to keep your home comfortable, the two systems have some key differences. This article will help you decide which type of system is best for your needs. The DTC Air Conditioning and Heating team provides installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting for both systems, so reach out if you have any questions.

What Is a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps transfer heat from one place to another. In the summer, a heat pump can remove heat from your home and transfer it outside, thus cooling your home. In the winter, a heat pump can remove heat from the outdoors and transfer it into your home to keep it warm, something ACs can’t do.

What Is an Air Conditioner?

An air conditioner removes heat and humidity from the air in your home. In the summer, an air conditioner will keep your home cool and comfortable by transferring excess moisture and heat outside. 

What Are the Differences Between Heat Pumps and ACs?

Air conditioners work by using a refrigerant to extract heat from the air inside your home and release it outdoors. Cooled air is circulated back into the home. Heat pumps work the same way as ACs from a cooling perspective. However, they can also heat your home efficiently, replacing the need for a separate heater or furnace.

Both heat pumps and ACs require regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly. In particular, you will need to schedule your heat pump maintenance at least once a year for optimal performance. The same is true for air conditioners.

If you are considering installing a heat pump in your home, it’s important to partner with experienced HVAC technicians specializing in these systems.

Which System Is Right for You?

So, which type of system is best for you? A heat pump may be the way to go if you want a heating and cooling system in one unit. However, if you are happy with your furnace or other heating system and only need an AC replacement, it might make sense to have our pros replace your AC with a new one.

Why More People Are Choosing DTC!

For a reliable and affordable air conditioning and heating solution, look no further than DTC Air Conditioning & Heating! We offer a wide range of heat pump repair, replacement, and maintenance solutions to meet your needs. Our experienced technicians are available 24/7 to help you with any HVAC services you may need.

Contact us today to make an appointment for heat pump replacement, installation, and other heating and cooling services in Georgetown and the surrounding areas.

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