You have plenty of choices when it comes to heating and cooling your home, each with its own pros and cons. One thing you’ll have to consider when you’re purchasing a new air conditioning system is whether to get a standard AC or opt for a heat pump. Here are some of the benefits of choosing a heat pump over an AC in Houston.


The biggest reason to choose a heat pump over an AC is its versatility. A whole-house air conditioning system will be great during the hot summers, but it’s not going to do you much good on cold winter nights. While ACs use a refrigerant to create the cold air that’s pumped into your home, heat pumps work by pulling heat from outside to heat your home. This also means that heat pumps can be used to pull the heat out of your home and keep it cool. With a heat pump, you only need one system to handle everything.


Because heat pumps work on a set of basic principals and primarily use air, they’re efficient. If you have an older system or your furnace runs on oil, switching to a heat pump can reduce your heating bill while upping the comfort level in your home. Since heat pumps are so efficient, there are plenty of utility companies out there that will give you a sizeable rebate for purchasing and installing a heat pump in your home.

Heat pumps still require ductwork, though—and maintenance. You’ll have to measure for airflow and refrigerant charge, check for and seal leaks in the ductwork, make sure your thermostat is working correctly, and inspect various parts of the heat pump.

These tasks aren’t for everyone. If you need help choosing a heat pump, getting it installed, and keeping it running for years to come, the heating professionals at P&M HVAC can help. Give us a call at (713) 987-4687 or contact us through our website.