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Difference between central ac and heat pump

Post created: 2012-06-18 Type of Equipment: Air Conditioner Views: 584

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On 2012-06-19 Jim Allen wrote:

A heat pump both cools and heats a home, thus combining the roles of a central a/c for cooling and a furnace or boiler into one unit for both needs. A heat pump may be better choice in more moderate climates where the winter temperature rarely fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

There are many factors to consider before choosing a heat pump over a traditional central air condioning unit. A full explanation of heat pumps can be found here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/heat-pumps/

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