Did you know that an air-to-air heat pump and an air conditioner are the same thing?

    There’s no difference and modern air-to-air heat pumps can release cool air and generate heat as well, giving you year–round comfort.

    Older, standard air conditioning units used to just cool and circulate air within a given area. However it is less known that all newer models have the capability to function in the opposite way producing cool air and heat, an ideal solution for your home or office.

    Air-to-air heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular because of their dual functionality. The demand for units that can heat and cool is growing, and homeowners are discovering that an air-to-air heat pump is a perfect choice for their home or home office.

    How can you obtain both cool and warm air from a single unit?

    Air-to-air heat pumps operate using a split system, in which an outdoor unit is connected to one or multiple indoor units located on a building’s exterior wall, roof, or ground. The system utilises refrigerant to transfer heat between different components in the system.

    During the cooling process, the heat pump draws heat from the air within your house and disperses it outside, functioning similarly to a refrigerator. It then circulates cool air throughout your living spaces through various methods such as wall-mounted, floor-standing, or ceiling-concealed units.

    During the heating process, the heat pump takes heat from the outdoor air and transfers it indoors through indoor units.

    With a “multi-split system, where a single outdoor heat pump is linked to a maximum of five indoor units, you can regulate the temperature in each room. This provides different temperatures in different rooms. However, it is essential to note that air-to-air heat pumps cannot simultaneously provide cooling and heating. They can only perform one function at a time.

    How good are these new air conditioners/air-to-air heat pump?

    If you require an energy-efficient solution to maintain the temperature in your home throughout the year they offer great flexibility and optimum performance regardless of the weather conditions. Heat pumps are extremely energy-efficient. They  move warm or cool air from one space to another. If you compare them to other heating solutions, such as oil or gas heaters, they use between 3 to 4 times less electricity to achieve the same result. This makes for a cost-effective and great way to bring down your monthly electricity bills.

    To sum up, an air-to-air heat pump functions as an air conditioner and a heating system. It can also be connected to a hot water tank, which explains why many individuals are experiencing its benefits.

    You also need to consider your space. The more powerful you need your system to be, the more space it will take up. Your home should also be well-insulated to benefit from this efficient system.

    Heat pumps are better for our environment.

    At Sussex Aircon, we install Daikin, Mitsubishi Ecodan, and Panasonic heat pumps. We will survey your home and suggest the best type of heat pump for your circumstances. Energy efficiency ratings vary on different models, and we can give you a good idea of seasonal efficiency ratings for cooling and heating so you can assess year-round usage.

    Heat pumps have a long service life, and the refrigerants have a low global warming impact. So please give us a call and book an appointment on 01273 434586

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