Heat Pumps – Year-round Comfort02/10/2015 Is it really realistic to be comfortable no matter the temperature without a problem in your heating and cooling system? It seems like a distant possibility, especially in Portland Metro. Deciding on which comfort system is best for you also impacts your wallet, so making the most knowledgeable decision is vital to making your home comfortable for a long time. There is a combined system that could be just what you’re looking for, and don’t let the title fool you into thinking it’s only intended for heating and not for cooling. Heat pumps are easy on the wallet and energy efficient and may be just what you need. In the cooling mode, heat pumps move heat from inside the home just like an average air conditioner. However, in the heating mode, a heat pump reverses the process and removes heat from outdoor air to heat the indoors. Heat pumps can be the perfect solution to annual efficient heating and cooling because yes; it can do both! All it needs is to be installed and you’ll increase your energy efficiency right away if you are exchanging it for an older out-of-date system. Let’s break it down. What are the main benefits to obtaining a heat pump in Portland Metro? Two appliances in one: Because a heat pump heats and cools you will not need both a furnace and air conditioner. Clean operation: heat pumps work on electricity and do not [[use|utilize|need fossil fuels like natural gas or propane. A heat pump may be the right answer for you and the ease of your home, particularily if it’s time to swap out your current heating and cooling system. They are awesome all-in-one systems that, when used in the right environment, will absolutely provide you with comfort all year long. If you would like to learn more about heat pumps, how they work into the Portland Metro weather and if they are a good fit for your home, give our experts at Central Air Inc a call at 503-656-1908 or contact us online.