Despite its name, a heat-pump doesn’t “generate” heat. These are electrically driven systems that move heat from inside to outside to cool your home, and from outside to inside when heat is required.
HOW DOES A HEAT PUMP WORK?
Think of a heat pump as a heat transporter constantly moving warm air from one place to another, to where it’s needed or not needed, depending on the season. Even in air that seems too cold, heat energy is present. When it’s cold outside a heat pump extracts this outside heat and transfers it inside. When it’s warm outside, it reverses directions and acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from your home.
One advantage of a heat pump is that it moves heat instead of generating heat, giving you more energy efficiency. Also, it is powered by electricity, so you spend less on fuel consumption. Currently the heat-pumps on the market today can reach astonishing SEER ratings and HSPF ratings. The upfront cost can be worth the many years of energy savings!
Contact HAMCO Heating & Cooling today to discuss replacing, or adding to, your system with a heat-pump.