What Are Heat Pumps?
Out of all the different heating options out there, heat pumps remain one of the most popular – for a good reason, too! They’re a great option for saving time, money and energy. For efficient heating services, look no further than Brown Heating and Cooling for professional heat pump installation!
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
A heat pump-up transfers heat from an outside source to the inside of your home. All heat pumps are made of the same parts: a pump, condenser, evaporator and an expansive valve. Heat pumps can also remove heat from your home, serving as a cooling system. This heat is known as thermal energy.
Where the heat pump gets the thermal energy depends on your location. The three most common types are air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and water source heat pumps. Air source heat pumps are the most popular out of these three due to their efficiency and abundant source.
Heat pump efficiency is expressed as a coefficient of performance (COP). The higher the number of COP is, the more efficient a heat pump is in consuming energy. Heat pumps are significantly more energy efficient than their heating counterparts, such as electrical or oil-based heaters.
Why You Should Consider a Heat Pump
Compared to other traditional heating systems and ACs, heat pumps are much better at maintaining your desired temperature and humidity. This is because they tend to operate continuously at a fixed level, unlike other options, which turn on and off, resulting in more drastic temperature changes.
Although the initial installation of a heat pump is more expensive, they require less maintenance, which allows for more money saved over time. They also have a long lifespan, an average of 15 years! Newer systems may even last longer than that.
Heat pumps are much more energy efficient than other systems, using less energy to perform their job. According to a study from UC Davis, heat pumps can reduce your carbon emissions by about 40 percent compared to gas furnaces.
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that heat pumps not only heat but also cool due to their name. Heat pumps can perform as both a heater and AC, combining two important functions in one!
Since heat pumps are combustion-based like other heating systems, they’re much safer. Heat pumps rely on a small amount of electricity to help them generate heat and do not need to burn fuel in order to do so. There are much fewer safety hazards involved!
Hueytown Heat Pump Installation
Learning about potential heating options can be overwhelming, given all the different types on the market. It’s even worse if your system has broken down. We know that confusion is the last thing you need in these situations. You can always rely on Brown Heating and Cooling to provide the professional services you need. Call us today for assistance!