Heat pump on side of house

Should You Switch to a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps are a helpful alternative to traditional air conditioners and furnaces. By using electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm area, heat pumps help provide comfortable temperatures within your home. The difference between heat pumps and traditional HVAC systems is that they transfer heat instead of generating it.

Along with improved efficiency, all types of heat pumps provide multiple advantages. In this blog, our experts will explain the benefits of these devices to help you make educated decisions regarding the comfort of your home.

Types of Heat Pumps

There are three main types of heat pumps.

  • Air-to-air
  • Water source
  • Geothermal

Air-to-air

Also known as an “air source” heat pump, they extract heat from the air outside and transfer it into your home. This type is one of the cheapest options and the easiest to install.

Geothermal

Geothermal, or ground source, heat pumps take the heat energy from the soil around your foundation and transfer it into your home. This type is more efficient than air-to-air pumps during the winter because the ground is warmer than the air.

Water Source

This type might be viable if you have a body of water near your home. The pump extracts heat from the water by pumping it directly through the system. Water source pumps are cheaper to install than Geothermal pumps and provide a more constant input temperature than an air-to-air system.

What Are The Advantages of Heat Pumps?

Lower Energy Bills

As previously mentioned, heat pumps transfer heat from one place to another instead of using energy to produce the desired temperature. They remove heat from your home during the hot months and release it outside or pump heat into your home during the cold months.

How much more energy efficient are they? Heat pumps can reduce your electricity usage by approximately 50%. This statistic also translates to up to 70% savings in annual heating and cooling costs.

Eco-Friendly

The main economically friendly aspect is the absence of emission production because they take about 75% of the required energy from our natural environment. During the warmer months, they use a “natural cooling” method, which means cool air is not pumping into a room; warm air is pumping out.

For more information regarding heat pumps, our experts at Pine State Services are waiting eagerly to take your call! (207) 747-1210

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