BEAT THE HEAT (and the cold!)
Be Green and Cut Your Heating Bill By 40%
How Does it Work?
A heat pump uses minute amounts of energy to move heat from one location to another. A heat pump is usually used to pull heat from the ground or air and heat buildings. Heat pumps can also be used in a reversed manner and pump cold air for the summer. These pumps are popular because you don't need to install separate heating and cooling systems. These devices are extremely efficient because they transfer only transfer heat, and they do not burn fuel to create it. Heat pumps are not just for the office building either, if you have ever sat in a warm pool or hot tub, you most likely have used a heat pump. If you heat with electricity, you can cut your heating bill by 40% with a high-efficiency heat pump. A high-efficiency pump will also dehumidify better than a standard air conditioner.
What About The Northern Winter?
The most common type of heat pump, an air- source pump can be effectively used in moderate climates. Until recently, heat pumps were not a logical choice to combat the northern climate. Since the invention of air- source heat pump technology, heat pumps have become a legitimate climate control option in colder regions of The United States. However, as the temperature falls below freezing frequently in the north, the unit will have to consume more energy to pull heat from the outside air. This can result in lower energy efficiency than in a moderate climate. Heat produced from a heat pump will not be as intense as a gas or oil burning furnace. Heat pumps are a green and affordable option suited best for moderate climates, but can also be used somewhat less effectively in colder areas.
BEAT THE HEAT!
A heat pump is more expensive to purchase than gas furnaces, standard air conditioners and ductless-air conditioning systems. However, in the long run, a heat pump will save you money by cutting your heating bills nearly in half.