Air Source Heat Pump -- Just Right for L.A.'s Mild ClimateAlthough L.A has a comfortable climate most of the year, there are always a few cold days during the winter season. One of the best ways to heat your home in a mild winter climate is an air source heat pump.

Furnaces and other heating methods can be an expensive way to heat. However, living in a mild climate allows you to use a much more efficient and energy saving heat source. Instead of using a combustible fuel to heat the air and disperse it through your home, a heat pump takes heat from the air outside and moves it into your home.

An air source heat pump is designed for mild and moderate climates. It generally does not work well in temperatures below 40 degrees, but works very efficiently in temperatures above that. If this is something that concerns you, it is possible to have a backup system installed. Your heat pump can have a sensor which will kick on an auxiliary heat source. This heat source can be electric or a gas furnace.

When choosing the type of heat pump, you should take into consideration several things. Think about whether or not your home uses ductwork; if it does not, you can consider the mini-split heat pump. You should also look at the Energy Star rating of the system and get the most energy efficient one. The location of the outdoor unit should keep it protected from wind, so placement is important.

To learn more about keeping your home a comfortable temperature this winter, contact us at Around the Clock Heating and Air Conditioning Incorporated. We offer air conditioning and heating services to L.A and the surrounding areas.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Los Angeles, North Hollywood and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air source heat pumps and other HVAC topics, downloadour free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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