Heat pumps are quickly becoming the most popular way to heat (and cool) homes across America. They are incredibly efficient, convenient, and eco-friendly which makes them a sought after addition to any home.
As the name implies, the most common use of a heat pump is for heating. They are highly efficient at quickly heating a home. There are many different types of heat pumps that can fit any budget.
A heat pump is actually able to cool a home as well using “reverse cycle” technology. The pump can pump warm air from inside your home to the outside, thereby cooling the home. A heat pump can replace a heater and an air conditioner, which makes it a great fit for houses with a smaller square footage.
A heat pump works like many climate control systems. You can set a specific temperature you would like, and your heat pump maintains that temperature with ease. Balancing the air in and out, there is no need for any addition fuel to be added such as gas or wood.
There are no hot surfaces on a heat pump, which makes them safer for families with kids or pets. They also can be safely left on during sleep or when you are away from the house. They also improve the air quality in your home, especially if you are using a wood heater which allows soot and dirt to become suspended in the air.
Heat pumps are extremely energy efficient. Some homeowners saw a 30-40% reduction in energy costs from heating and cooling resulting in some big annual savings.