Why Buy an Energy Efficient Heat Pump?
If you use electricity or natural gas to heat your home, consider installing an energy-efficient heat pump system. Heat pumps are the most efficient form of electric heating in mild and moderate climates, providing two to three times more heating than the equivalent amount of energy they consume in electricity. Additionally, the maintenance costs are lower with heat pumps as is the noise level during operation.
A heat pump is simply a device that uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another – either adding heat or removing it from a particular space. Heat pumps can get heat out of the air or the ground and put it inside a building, or they can take it out of a building and put it back in the air or the ground. This is similar to the way an air conditioner works, but the results are achieved more efficiently with a heat pump.
Since the pump can work to add heat or remove it, there is no need to install a separate heating and cooling system. Heat pumps are also very efficient because they just transfer existing heat instead of burning some type of fuel to create heat. This makes them a little more green than a gas-burning furnace. Also, if you’ve ever enjoyed a hot tub or a heated swimming pool, then you probably have enjoyed a heat pump.
There are three types of heat pumps available for homes: (1) air-to-air, (2) water source, and (3) ground source (geo-thermal), and all of them work best in moderate climates like the United States. Using a heat pump instead of a furnace and an air conditioner might help you save a little money on your energy bills because a heat pump is only moving the existing heat between two places instead of creating heat.
If you would like to know more about getting a new heat pump system, give us a call. We’ll be glad to look at your specific situation and provide the best options for you.
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