We live in a climate that is particularly ideal for using heat pumps as a part of your home’s heating and cooling system. The science behind heat pumps is that they’re merely an exchange of heat from one source to another. During the cold, winter season, they’re exchanging warm air outside for cool air inside. The opposite is true in summer. Even though they’re termed “heat” pumps, they can also be used to cool your home as they exchange the warm air in your home for the cool air outside your home. Heat pumps can be powered one of three ways: by heat in the air, heat created underground, or heat from water. These are respectively termed air source, geothermal, or water source.
Heat pumps are commonly used for refrigerators. The key to having improved energy efficiency using heat pumps is to have a well-insulated home. Because a refrigerator is so well insulated, once the warm air is exchanged for cool air, the environment is capable of remaining quite cold. The same ability to create a warm or cool environment in your home is made possible by installing a heat pump.
We highly recommend heat pumps to clients in this area since they can have significant cost-saving benefits. Heat pumps do not actually create heat, but simply transfer already existing heat from one location to another. As a result of this process, they’re more efficient and require less energy. In addition, the energy they do use is from electricity as opposed to fuel. For these two reasons it makes it a more cost-effective option for many homeowners living in this area. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at Acosta Heating and Cooling to help you determine the best fit for your home.