Until I moved south, I’d never heard of an electric heat pump; I spent the majority of my life in the far north where all of us dealt with more than more than five weeks of Wintertide & hot & cold temperatures down to twenty-5 below zero, but an seriously powerful heating idea was necessary & a cooling idea was a luxury; Most people in the north heat their homes with gas furnaces or boilers.
As I’ve come to learn, a heat pump simply can’t handle such low hot & cold temperatures, but living now in a more mediocre weather conditions, a heat pump is the perfect year round solution, and the temperature rarely drops below forty degrees & never dips below freezing.
The heat pump runs on electricity & works by moving existing heat between the indoors & outdoors. In the winter, it pulls ambient heat out of the outside air & compresses it to a higher temperature to give heating for the home. In the summer, the operation & flow of refrigerant is reversed. The heat pump acts almost exactly prefer a conventional a/c, extracting heat out of the indoor air & transferring it outside. The process is charmingly quiet, disinfect & environmentally friendly. The heat pump doesn’t burn fossil fuels to create heat, so there is no fear or carbon monoxide or other combustion by products. It is absolutely energy efficient & keeps utility bills low, plus, the heat pump is super effective at combating high humidity & actively works to filter allergens out of the air. Although a heat pump is a fairly giant investment, it’s legitimately worth it. The 1 idea handles both heating & cooling demands.