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Heat pump vs. wall-mounted air conditioner: which device should I use to cool my home?

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Heat pump vs. wall-mounted air conditioner: which device should I use to cool my home?

As the summer progresses, you may begin to feel a bit toasty in your home and become eager to enjoy the cooling comfort of an air conditioning system. However, it’s important that you take the time to choose the air conditioner that’s right for you. In particular, you’ll want to consider whether you’re better off with a heat pump or a wall-mounted air conditioner. Keep reading to get advice on choosing your air conditioning system, courtesy of Confort Expert, your experts in installation of air conditioners and heat pumps throughout Greater Montreal.

What’s the main difference between heat pumps and air conditioners?
An air conditioner job is to cool and dehumidify the air so that you can enjoy a comfortable indoor temperature during the summer. Heat pumps, on the other hand, have a reversible valve enabling both air conditioning and heating. Therefore, you can use it year-round.

What are your individual needs and what’s your budget?
You should begin by thinking about your long-term needs with respect to heating and cooling your home. Are you just looking for a device that will keep your place cool during the summer? Or would it be useful to have a device that can double as a heating system for the winter months?

Of course, your budget is an important consideration too. When considering the cost, it’s wise to look towards the future and to take into account maintenance costs as well the device’s energy efficiency. It’s worth knowing, for example, that heat pumps allow you to save on your energy bills.

When determining your budget, you should consider whether it’s worth paying a little more in the short term in order to get a system that will serve your needs for years to come.

How powerful does the device need to be?
Whether you opt for a heat pump or an air conditioner, you’ll want to think about the device’s performance capacity. To determine how powerful of a cooling system you require, you’ll need to factor in the size of your place, the number of floors and rooms, and the quality of your insulation. To get a precise calculation, enlist the help of one of our qualified energy experts.

For a device whose quality is guaranteed, stick to trusted brands, like the ones we carry at Confort Expert. Finally, before having your device installed, get an expert help you determine the right placement so that it operates at maximum efficiency. This is particularly important if your place has multiple floors.

At Confort Expert, we’re committed to helping you choose the cooling device that best suits your needs. Contact us today to make an appointment or to get more expert advice!

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