Are Heating Systems Needed in Arizona?
Your Complete Guide To Heating Systems In AZ
Arizona is a fabulous place to live. From April to October, hot daytime temperatures give way to warm evenings. You’ll hardly find a home in Phoenix that doesn’t have a reliable air conditioner. But what about heating systems? Many homeowners wonder if they need a furnace or heat pump to keep their homes warm.
The short answer is that while daytime temperatures from November through March are usually in the high 60s to mid-70s, evening temperatures in the winter tend to drop into the low 40s. You’re bound to experience unpleasantly chilly nights if you don’t have a reliable heating system.
Furnaces In Arizona Homes
You won’t likely need your furnace from April through most of October. However, you may need it in December, January, and February. Thankfully, even during these months, you’ll only need to run it for a short time because when the sun rises, it quickly warms the area back to the upper 60s or higher.
Using Heat Pumps Gives You The Best Flexibility
Heat pumps are well-suited for the Phoenix-area climate. In the summer, the heat pump pulls heat from the home; in the winter, the refrigerant flow is reversed to draw heat into the house.
These systems are incredibly energy-efficient and reliable, with many systems offering 20+ years of dependable operation. Their sturdy, compact size means they take up little space and require minimal maintenance to keep them in working order.
Other HVAC Systems That Provide Both Heating & AC
There are many ways to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer without significantly expanding the space required for your HVAC systems.
While many homeowners install a stand-alone gas furnace, electric furnace, or oil furnace, there are several other options we highly recommend for homeowners in Phoenix.
Packaged HVAC Units
Packaged HVAC systems incorporate an evaporator coil, condenser, compressor, and a natural gas furnace or electric heating coils into a single cabinet. The cabinet is positioned on a cement slab outside the home or the structure’s ceiling.
It’s attached to the home via ductwork and is ideal for smaller houses, mobile homes, etc. because packaged HVAC systems take up little space.
Ductless HVAC Systems
Ductless HVAC systems are perfect for homes, apartments, offices, etc. These consist of an indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor. They’re connected via a conduit that includes the power cable, refrigerant tube, suction tube, and condensate drain. In the summer, the unit draws warm air in from the room, circulates it over the refrigerant coil, and sends the cooled air back into the room.
In the winter, many ductless HVAC systems are configured to reverse this flow at the flip of a switch, allowing them to warm the room. This makes ductless mini-splits a cost-effective, energy-efficient solution for enjoying year-round comfort.
Reliable HVAC Services In Scottsdale & Phoenix
There’s no question that homeowners in Phoenix need reliable heating and air conditioning systems all year. As the region’s leading HVAC service provider, it’s our pleasure to provide the dependable HVAC services you need to keep your systems in exceptional condition.
Our certified, licensed, and insured HVAC technicians are always ready to deliver the energy-efficient, dependable, and cost-effective solutions you need to stay comfortable. We’re fully equipped to complete any HVAC service you need, including:
- Heating system repair
- Heating system maintenance & tune-ups
- Furnace & heat pump replacement
- Air conditioning services
- Indoor air quality improvements
Champion Air Provides The Best Cooling & Heating Services In The Valley
When you choose Champion Air, we guarantee you’ll always enjoy:
- 24/7 emergency repairs
- Same-day services
- No overtime charges
- Licensed and insured professionals
- Service for all brands
- Free estimates on replacement quotes
- Background-checked technicians
- Financing options
Contact Champion Air at (623) 551-0600 to learn more about the heating and cooling solutions we recommend in Phoenix and surrounding areas.
• 46 point inspection & report
• Ground condenser coil cleaning
• Up to 2 lbs of Freon
• Condensate line pressure flush
• All makes and models serviced
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- Response within 24 hours
- Waived diagnostic fee
- Spring 44-point clean and check
- Fall 44-point clean and check
- Up to 2 lbs of R-22 or R-410A Freon