Over 12 million homes use heat pump systems to heat their homes. Heat pumps offer a more energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home than furnaces and air conditioners.
Preparing your home heating system is an important part of gearing up for the winter months. This is especially important if you live in an area that consistently reaches single or negative digits.
Are you looking to switch over to home heat pumps or replace your existing heat pump system? Keep reading to learn tips for heat pumps and the different types you can choose from.
What are Home Heat Pumps?
First of all, what is a heat pump system? Put simply, heat pumps use electricity to heat and cool your home.
Heat pumps do not create hot or cool air. Instead, they redistribute hot and cold air to create the temperature you desire in your home.
In the winter, a heat pump system collects heat from the ground, water, or cool air and sends it into your home. In the summer, a heat pump system will take the warm air from inside your home and sends it outside.
There are many benefits of heat pumps. They’re more environmentally friendly as they don’t use gas like other heating systems, and they have a cheaper monthly cost because they don’t use a lot of energy.
Is it time to replace your heating system? Consider the following different types of heat pumps to find out which system would work best for your home.
Air-to-Air Heat Pumps
An air-to-air heat pump, also known as an air source heat pump, is the cheapest heat pump system. It’s also the easiest system to install.
This system takes heat from the air outdoors and places it back inside your home. This pump also takes up the least amount of space in your home.
Water Source Heat Pumps
A water source heat pump can only be utilized if you live close to a body of water. It pumps water from a water source through the heat pump, extracting the heat energy.
This is the second most expensive type of heat pump. However, it requires a constant flow of water, so you may need a second heat source for backup, just in case.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
A geothermal heat pump, also known as a ground source heat pump, takes advantage of the heat that remains underground in colder temperatures. It takes the heat from below the ground near your house and pumps it back into your home.
When testing heat pumps, this is the most reliable and quiet pump to use. It’s also the most expensive heat pump to install.
Heat Your Home
Now you know the types of home heat pumps and how they work. It’s time to choose the best system for your home.
Above and Beyond Heating and Cooling is dedicated to providing the Edmond, OK and Oklahoma City, OK areas with heating and cooling systems that keep homes comfortable all year. Give us a call or send us an email, and we’ll be happy to set you up with a heat pump system that works for you.