Which is Better for Your Home: Air Conditioning or a Heat Pump?

When looking to upgrade your HVAC system, all sorts of equipment seem to do different things. From central air conditioning units to heat pumps to ductless mini-split systems, how can you know which will work best? This is where the technicians at Childers Air Plumbing & Electric come in. If you are unsure of which cooling system will work for your home, our staff can talk it out with you and help you to make the decision.

Give us a call at 304-407-6880 to schedule installation or repairs. At Childers Air Plumbing & Electric, we have a fine selection of top-rated equipment from brands like Trane®, Carrier®, and Mitsubishi Electric. We are available 24/7 to help our valued customers.

Quality Air Conditioning Units to Cool Homes in Beckley, WV

Last month we discussed the benefits and options Beckley-area homeowners have when it comes to choosing a new air conditioning system. Air conditioners, of course, keep homes and businesses comfortable in the summer by providing cold, crisp air. Unlike heat pumps, air conditioners provide only cool air, leaving homeowners to have a more intensive HVAC system. If the climate you live in allows, you may be more inclined to choose a heat pump or ductless system to cut costs and continue to keep your home comfortable year-round.

The Difference Between Heat Pumps and Ductless Mini Split Systems

Both heat pumps and ductless mini-split heat pumps are quite popular throughout West Virginia. There are differences between these appliances that may help you to decide which is best.

Heat pumps are ducted systems that can provide both warm and cool air. They are more efficient than furnaces and are usually more affordable. Heat pumps take warm air and disperse it through the home, keeping the space comfortable. That being said, heat pumps will not benefit your home on their own if you live in a cold climate. Many homeowners may use a heat pump alongside a furnace, keeping energy costs low until it gets cold enough to use the furnace.

Ductless mini-split systems, as the name suggests, do not need ductwork. The simple anchor to the wall works with an outdoor unit to pull in warm or cool air. Ductless mini-split systems work best to heat or cool smaller rooms or spaces and are perfect for homes that do not have existing ductwork. If you have a large home or a home with multiple stories, it is better to have more than one system installed to get better results.

If you are still not sure if a heat pump or ductless system will work best, Childers Air Plumbing & Electric is here to help. No matter the type of pump you choose, you will see a noticeable change in energy bills and the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. Talk with our knowledgeable technicians to learn more about your options.

Leave Heat Pump Repairs to the Professionals

While it may be tempting, HVAC repairs are not a simple DIY project. Heat pumps and ductless systems are very intricate, and many parts could be the issue. To fix the problem correctly, and prevent injury or voiding any warranties, trust Childers Air Plumbing & Electric in Beckley, WV, for efficient heat pump repairs. A few indicators that your heat pump is not working include:

  • Not turning on
  • Loud noises
  • Not producing warm/cool air
  • Leaking
  • Odd smells or odors

Keep Childers Air Plumbing & Electric in mind when it comes time for heat pump repair. We have a fully stocked warehouse of parts and an arsenal of knowledge to get the job done quickly and at an affordable rate.

Commercial Cooling Equipment for Beckley, WV

Commercial cooling equipment is much more heavy-duty than residential, and what you use at home may not benefit your large commercial space. Childers Air Plumbing & Electric offers a variety of commercial cooling equipment, including refrigeration and rooftop equipment, to keep your workspaces comfortable.

Childers Air Plumbing & Electric is a Trane Comfort Specialist™

As a Trane Comfort Specialist™, Childers Air Plumbing & Electric can install, maintain, and repair Trane cooling equipment. Keep your air conditioning system or heat pump in working order by scheduling your appointment today. We look forward to working with you and keeping your home or business comfortable!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our technicians continue to be available 24/7. Call us for immediate services or to hear our safety guidelines during this time.

For more information on high-quality air conditioning and heat pumps, call Childers Air Plumbing & Electric at 304-407-6880. For any future updates, follow us on Facebook and check out our site.

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