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Heat Pumps in San Antonio, TX
A heat pump is one of the most useful types of comfort systems for the climate of a city like San Antonio, where the summers are intense and the winters mild. A heat pump resembles an air conditioner in many ways, but with the key difference that it can also switch into heating mode. With the right heat pump installed in your home, you will have your comfort needs throughout the year taken care of.
But you do have to start with professional services—and rely on them afterwards as well—for the best performance from a heat pump. Riteway Service Company can do the job you need! We have worked with heat pumps for homes since we started in business more than 20 years ago. Our trained technicians are ready to help you, so just give them a call and they will answer any questions you may have and arrange for the necessary service.
For comprehensive services for heat pumps in San Antonio, TX and the surrounding areas, call the HVAC experts at Riteway Service Company.
The Operation of a Heat Pump
How does a heat pump provide both heating and cooling? It’s actually a simple concept (although a heat pump is not a simple machine). Like an air conditioner, a heat pump circulates a refrigerant blend between two sets of coils, one inside the house and one outside. The refrigerant absorbs heat from one set of coils and releases it through the other. When the system is in cooling mode, it operates the way an AC does and absorbs heat from the indoor coils and releases it through the outdoor coil.
But the heat pump has a component called the reversing valve that can change the direction in which the refrigerant flows. In heating mode, the heat pump absorbs heat from the outside and then releases it inside. It only takes a change on the thermostat to go from one mode to the other.
Some Advantages of Heat Pump Installation
The most obvious heat pump advantage is the dual action: you have heating and cooling for your home taken care of with a single installation. However, there are a few other advantages to consider. One of them is that heat pumps perform at higher energy efficiency in heating mode than most other types of heaters, such as gas and electric furnaces. This is because heat pumps do not combust fuel to create heat, but rather use electrical power to move heat. Heat pump also offer a level of safety in heating mode compared to using a gas heater. If you’ve never liked the idea of using gas to heat your home, then a heat pump may be the right installation for you.
We Offer Complete Services for Heat Pumps
Along with installing new heat pumps and replacing old ones, our technicians also supply the valuable support services that will keep heat pumps working for years to come. If you have a heat pump that is behaving oddly, won’t switch from heating to cooling mode, or which ceases working entirely, simply call on us to have it fixed—fast! A technician in a fully–stocked service van will be right out to you. We also strongly recommend that you schedule routine maintenance service for your heat pump during the year, once in spring and then again in fall, to keep it in peak condition. This will help reduce those annoying malfunctions, and it will also improve energy efficiency and extend the equipment’s lifespan.
Whatever service you need at the moment when it comes to heat pump, trust to Riteway Service Company in San Antonio, TX.