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 the people I was with and I dealt with more than more than five weeks of Winter time and temperatures down to twenty-more than four below zeroâ€¦ An extremely powerful heating proposal was necessary and a cooling proposal 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 temperaturesâ€¦ Living now in a more ordinary temperature, a heat pump is the perfect year round solution, however the temperature rarely drops below forty degrees and never dips below freezing. The heat pump runs on electricity and works by moving existing heat between the indoors and outdoors. In the winter, it pulls ambient heat out of the outside air and compresses it to a higher temperature to provide heating for the home. In the summer, the operation and flow of refrigerant is reversed. The heat pump acts almost exactly prefer a conventional air conditioning, extracting heat out of the indoor air and transferring it outside. The process is appealingly quiet, wipe and 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 truly energy efficient and keeps energy bills lowâ€¦ Plus, the heat pump is super effective at combating high humidity and actively works to filter allergens out of the air. Although a heat pump is a fairly giant investment, it’s definitely worth it. The one proposal handles both heating and cooling demands.