Goettl Technician replacing duct filter

Can a Heat Pump Keep Me Warm When It Is Really Cold?

Heat pumps are marvelous solutions to keeping a home comfortable throughout the year, since they can operate as both a heater and an air conditioner. However, one of the few drawbacks of having a heat pump installed is that it can struggle with very low outdoor temperatures. Because heat pumps extract heat from the outside air and move it inside a home, it becomes more difficult for a heat pump to remove enough heat from very cold air to effectively warm up a house. However, will this be an issue for you? We’ll address this in a bit more detail.

If you need more information about using heat pumps in Sahuarita, AZ, look to Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning.

And did you know we offer a 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee if you enroll in our Concierge Program?

To answer the question, “Is a heat pump strong enough to keep me warm when it’s really cold?” we need to define what you mean by “really cold.” This is much different in Southern Arizona than, say, North Dakota. From December through February, Southern Arizona has average highs around 65°F, and average lows of 40°F—mostly during the evenings. Heat pumps start to encounter trouble with cold weather when the outdoor temperature starts to drop below 35°F. Below freezing is when they begin to decline steeply in efficiency. So if “really cold” for you is a Southern Arizona deep winter of 40°F, then a heat pump should have no trouble keeping you warm. In fact, heat pumps were designed with warmer climates like ours in mind.

However, you can have assurance: installing a dual fuel hybrid system. These combine a heat pump with a back-up system that uses another fuel source, such as a propane furnace. Should the heat pump begin to struggle because the temperature has dropped too low, the back-up system will automatically come on to compensate. Because this second system will only need to operate a few days during the year, it costs little to run, so you’ll still benefit from the savings of a heat pump.

Let the professionals at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning help you decide if a heat pump is right for your home, or if you need to go with a dual fuel hybrid system—or perhaps another system entirely. We can analyze your home’s heating needs and determine what heater will give you the best performance and energy savings.

Contact us today to find out if you need help with heating your Sahuarita home.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Lynnie MichelleLynnie Michelle
17:38 01 Mar 24
Great service from Rudy and Chris
Chris SummerlinChris Summerlin
02:58 01 Mar 24
Peter was very professional and caring throughout the inspection.
Miguel BedollaMiguel Bedolla
00:53 01 Mar 24
Mr. Farias taught me a lot about the water system in my house and prepared the ground for Mr. Dado to come and fix everything. He was always very honest and delightful. I actually enjoyed his visit.
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23:39 29 Feb 24
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Michelle WoodallMichelle Woodall
23:37 29 Feb 24
My technician Jorge (George) Gutierrez was out today performing the a/c system check. He did a fabulous job and identified significant issues and concerns for the longevity of my current 12 year old system. He was very knowledgeable and helpful on what my options are and in the end I’ll be getting a new system instead of worrying about the current system failing in our extremely hot temperatures. He was very respectful of my home and my dog was ecstatic to meet him.
Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
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21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.