How Do High-Efficiency Heat Pumps Work?
The science behind heat pumps is similar to how a refrigerator works. Metal tubes are filled with expanding gas, which absorbs heat, or compressed gas, which releases it. A heat pump works by pulling heat from the air and redistributing it throughout your home. During the winter, the system absorbs energy from outside and moves it inside as heating. In the summer, heat pumps work in reverse, moving the heat from inside the house to outside, to cool your home.
The Benefits of Using a Heat Pump for Efficient Heating and Cooling in Your Home
Heat pumps are regarded as an incredibly safe, cost-effective, and sustainable way of maintaining a comfortable home environment, no matter the season. Here are just a few other advantages they often have compared to standard central air, furnace heating, or conventional air conditioning units.
- They transfer heat, rather than creating or cooling it, which uses far less energy than a window unit or furnace and therefore lowers your utility bill.
- Unlike furnaces or AC units, a heat pump will both heat and cool your house. It’s one system that can handle all of your needs, rather than having to maintain and pay for multiple pieces of equipment.
- They are reliable and safe. Heat pumps are comprised of two units, one that’s usually installed partly on top of existing walls (typically higher up on the wall) and another that’s outside of the house entirely. This keeps them up and out of reach of children and pets, while also freeing up valuable floor space in the home. They’re also electric, which means they don’t use natural gas or propane, which many people regard as a safer option. because there’s no risk of a gas leak.
- Because they are often mounted onto walls rather than built-in, heat pumps are easier to install than central or furnace systems. Also, since all the parts are entirely outside of the walls for ductless systems, they’re easier to service than other electric systems.
- They are easy to customize. You can tailor the system for your specific needs, choosing the exact specifications to heat or cool your home most efficiently. They are also available as ducted or ductless heat pumps.
- Whether duct-mounted or ductless, heat pumps are designed with air quality in mind, providing fresh, breathable air inside the home. This is especially helpful for people who have concerns about allergies.
- They are compact and sleek in appearance, which allows them to complement the aesthetic of any home.
Interested in upgrading? Talk to the experts at Simply Green Home Services about choosing a high-efficiency heat pump system that works for your household. We can assist you in designing a solution that meets your needs, as well as pricing, leasing, and financing options. Contact us today!