Heat pumps provide the most efficient form of clean energy that you can use for heating and cooling your home. A heat pump can greatly reduce the amount of electricity you use for heating your home. It is capable of giving out three times more heat than the heat you get from electricity.
What makes a heat pump really good is that it can also act as your central air conditioning unit. It will collect all the heat within your house and then pump it outside, leaving the indoor with a cooler temperature.
How do heat pumps work?
Heat pumps are capable of collecting all heat in an area. All heat will be collected whether it’s from the ground or from the air. The heat collected will be increased with the use of a heat converter if you want to provide a warmer temperature for your home especially during winters. The heat can also be pumped outside if you want your home to have a cooler temperature. Unlike other heating systems, heat pumps work round the clock. It does need a little amount electricity for it to function, but the amount of energy it produces is three times better than the amount of energy that was used to run a heat pump.
So far, there are three types of heat pumps to choose from. Air-to-air, water source and geothermal. These three can collect heat from the ground, water, or air from outside your home and save it to be used indoor.
Geothermal heat pumps offers the most advantages of the three. They are capable of controlling the indoor humidity, reduce the energy use for up to 60%, and are more suitable for homes. They are also sturdy and reliable.
There are some important things to keep in mind when you are using a heat pump in your home. First, don’t set back your heat pump’s thermostat on your own especially if it causes the electric-resistance heating to come on. Second, you have to install a programmable thermostat with multiple functions that suits well with your heat pump. Lastly, don’t forget to clean and change the filters of your heat pump. Be sure to follow the instructions provided in the user’s manual for the proper maintenance of your heat pump.
If you want to reduce your energy consumption but still want to provide your home with a reliable cooling and heating system, then consider installing an energy-efficient heat pump system!