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What Is A Heat Pump?

August 9, 2022 | Blog

Like a refrigerator, a heat pump uses electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. These systems are a great energy-efficient alternative to air conditioners and furnaces. In the warmer months, the pump pulls warm air out of your home, and during the cooler months, the pump pulls warm air into your home.

Many homeowners are unaware of the alternative heating and cooling systems available for their homes. Our experts at Air Tech of Katy have compiled the key information you need to understand heat pump systems and the pros and cons of having one installed.

How Does A Heat Pump Work?

A heat pump operates by pumping out cool or warm air to get your indoor space to your desired temperature. Depending on what cycle it is in, the pump is either pulling heat from inside and funneling it out or pulling heat from outside and pushing it in. Rather than generating the heat, the pump only redistributes the heat from one place to another.

Themain difference from a typical air conditioner is that it performs both heating and cooling functions. Whereas an air conditioner just does the cooling.

What Climate Is Best For A Heat Pump?

Heat pumps are an excellent option for any climate. They are frequently found in milder climates. The system can operate effectively in regions where the temperature doesn’t drop too low or get too high. Duel fueling systems are another excellent option for harsher climates. When the temperature drops too low for the pump to warm your space correctly, it will use a furnace to generate heat.

What Are The Advantages/Disadvantages?

Heat pump installation is becoming more popular because it is a great alternative to your standard system. Solutions make an impact on everything from the comfort of your home to the stretching of your wallet. Below are the pros and cons to consider with this system.


  • An electric heat pump is one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat or cool a home.
  • Air quality increase with an electric heat pump.
  • They are safer than gas furnaces.
  • They operate effectively and quietly.


  • Initial heat pump installation can be costly.
  • They take up space both indoors and outdoors.
  • More maintenance is required for heat pumps.
  • These systems can be less effective in extreme weather conditions.

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There is nothing worse than being caught in the winter without a properly working heating system.  Our service team at Air Tech of Katy has made it easier for you to receive repairs and access to routine maintenance that prevents your system from breaking down with our Shield of Protection Membership. Give us a call to find out how our program can service your heating systems needs!

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You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
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If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.

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