For a long time, the furnace was the only option available for people who wanted to keep the entire home warm via an air duct system. The standard setup for most homes with comfort systems involves a furnace and a separate air conditioner, but it’s no longer the only way to go. A heat pump is a single installation that can do the job of both a heater and an air conditioner.
What It Does
The way it works is using refrigeration. Now, you likely associate this process mainly with cooling. But it’s actually a process of heat exchange, moving heat from one place to another. Moving heat out of the home is what cools it off. As refrigerant, a chemical blend, absorbs heat from warm air moving over a coil, the air cools.
A heat pump simply takes this process and reverses it as needed. In the winter, it moves heat from the air outside of your home indoors. Most people worry that it won’t be able to absorb any heat when it’s cold out, but it’s actually still very effective even when temperatures approach freezing.
Why Choose This System
The ease and convenience of having only one system to worry about for maintenance and repairs is only part of it. A heat pump may cost more than a conventional air conditioning setup. But in many places, it’s the only system you need for year-round comfort.
Then, there’s the efficiency. When you plug-in an electric heater, it has to draw in a whole lot of energy to generate heat. But moving heat is so much more efficient than generating or producing heat. Because of this, heat pumps cost less to run than many other systems. There is a range of efficiency ratings available, so you can have excellent efficiency year round and much lower bills.
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