Heat pump vs Air conditioner: What’s right for you?
Learn the differences and how to choose the best for your home
Air Conditioners make less noise compared to heat pumps.
Can purify the air
Air conditioners often are equipped with filters that filter air pollutants and clean your air. Air conditioners also can be equipped with de-humidifiers to make the air in your home more comfortable.
Less upfront cost
The cost of the installation of an air conditioner is noticeably less than that of a heat pump. This makes an air conditioner unit more attractive to homeowners who live in warm climates and have no use for a heating system.
Cons of Air Conditioners
Can’t be used as a heating unit
The main difference between air conditioners and heating pumps is an air conditioner doesn’t have the capacity to provide heating in your home which can be a problem for HVAC in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC areas.
High electricity bills
Air conditioners are less energy-efficient than Heat pumps and if your air conditioner is on for an extended time it can lead to higher energy bills.