Heat Pumps – Year-round Comfort02/10/2015 Year-round, complete home comfort can seem like a distant possibility when trying to choose which home comfort system is best for the conditions in the Main Line. Making that decision effects not only your comfort, but your wallet as well, so making the best decision possible is crucial to keeping your home comfortable for a long time. Calling it a heat pump can seem a bit confusing when the system actually covers both your heating and cooling needs, but could easily be the complete system you’ve been searching for. Heat pumps operate like refrigerators in that they use electricity to pump refrigerant to different spaces to transfer heat. The main difference between an air conditioner and a heat pump is that heat pumps transfer heat from the outside air and air conditioners direct heat out of the home. Heat pumps can be the best solution for energy efficient heating and cooling year-round, and because it can handle both functions, all that is required is a simple change of the system’s mode. Because heat pumps don’t have to create heat, it makes them much more efficient as well. So how can you benefit from a heat pump in the Main Line? Lower Heating Bills: because heat pumps run on electricity, they keep energy costs down compared to other ways such as oil, kerosene and propane. Better Air Quality: being an all-in-one system allows heat pumps to filter the inside air all year-round. Cheaper Air Conditioning: heat pumps can work more efficiently than most standard air conditioners, offering you cooler air for less money. When the time is right to do away with your current heating and cooling system, a heat pump might be the right answer for you and your comfort needs. When used in the right environment, heat pumps are a great complete system that can handle your year-round comfort needs easily. If you’d like to find out more about heat pumps and how they fit in to the the Main Line environment, give O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-626-2540.