Plenty of residential and commercial AC and refrigeration professionals recommend using heat pumps as an alternative heating and cooling source for Texas homes. Barring recent events, Texan winters aren’t known to be particularly harsh, so heating during these seasons doesn’t generally need to be too powerful. Heat pumps can function as both a heater and an air conditioner, depending on the season’s demands, and are therefore perfect for many Texans.

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It’s for this reason heat pumps are known to be far more efficient than other heating and cooling solutions. However, you can take its efficiency a step further by following the tips below from our experts at AC & Refrigeration Works.


A lot of Texans purchase heat pumps from local AC and refrigeration service providers for cooling purposes. However, because of the unique way this system handles heat, it’s equally effective as a heating system as well. You can maximize its functionality by using the heat pump for your year-round heating and cooling needs.

Backup Heating

While heat pumps can function as a heater, there are still many homeowners who use them only as a backup for their furnace or boiler. In some cases, they’ll even heat one room with both their heat pump and furnace, which can be a huge energy drain. Our experts suggest avoiding duplicating your heating efforts in any one room. Try to use your heat pump for general heating and only use your furnace or boiler on rare occasions when the weather calls for it.

Constant Temperatures

Heat pumps don’t work like traditional heaters and central air conditioners. You don’t have to set the thermostat every time you want more heat or cool air to circulate. They’re the most energy-efficient when they’re set at a constant temperature all-day-long.

Learn more about the advantages of heat pumps from our professionals at AC & Refrigeration Works. Give us a call at (956) 255-7227 to schedule a service visit. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate on new HVAC installations today.