When you are thinking about installing a heat pump or you have a heat pump currently, it is always a good idea to know how your system works. That way, when things are not performing optimally, you can better communicate to your technician what you believe the issue is. We may be a bit biased, but we also think that heat pumps are very interesting! Here are some facts about heat pumps that you should know.
1) How It Works
When cold weather hits, you turn on your heating system. Your heat pump then takes heat from the outside air and then moves it inside. The hot air is extracted and the cold air is left outside. Even during cold weather, there is always warm air that can be extracted. During summer, heat is extracted from the interior of your home and pumped outside. This makes your home or business cooler.
2) Advantages of Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are quickly becoming the most energy efficient way to heat or cool a home. In fact, a heat pump can save you 30% on heating costs as compared to a traditional furnace. Heat pumps also don’t have an open flame, which eliminates the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
3) How to Buy a Heat Pump
If you are thinking that heat pumps are the way to go for your home or business’ cooling and heating needs, you should contact a professional. They will be able to match you with the perfect heat pump for your building or home. Check the different SEER ratings to determine energy efficiency. The higher the rating, the lower the operating cost.