Heat pump offers lots of benefits beyond heating and cooling

Before moving down south, I had never heard of a heat pump. I was unaware that a single unit could provide both heating and cooling. This innovative type of temperature control is able to literally reverse operation to offer effective air conditioning during the summer and heating during the winter. The heat pump doesn’t burn fossil fuels to create heat. There is no combustion process, which eliminates the worry over fumes, hot surfaces or byproducts such as carbon monoxide. The heat pump relies on electricity and is wonderfully clean, safe and environmentally friendly. It operates a lot like a refrigerator in that it finds heat in the air and move it from one place to another. In the warmer weather, the heat pump extracts heat out of the indoor environment and transports it outside via refrigerant and a compressor. When the weather cools off, the heat pump switches to pulling heat from the outdoor air. Even when the weather is chilly, there’s still ambient heat in the air. The heat pump compresses this heat it a higher temperature and delivers it indoors. The process is extremely energy efficient. Some of the benefits of a heat pump include the lower cost of operation, effective dehumidification and that it doesn’t overly dry out the air during heating mode. Plus, it’s super convenient to only have a single unit to maintain. Modern heat pumps are quite compact and offer adaptable speed capacity. The system is able to vary speeds anywhere between forty and one hundred percent. By operating most often at very low capacity, it uses less energy and maintains a more even temperature.

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