When our fiance and I retired, moved south and bought a current home, we’d never heard of a heat pump.
It sounded appreciate something that would require myself and others to pump a handle to give boiling water.
I l gained that a heat pump is a form of temperature control! Both of us have an electric heat pump installed in our current home, and it provides both heating and cooling capacity. I didn’t realize that a single device could handle year round temperature control. During warmer weather, the heat pump operates actually much appreciate a central cooling system. It uses refrigerant to pull heat out of the home and transport it outdoors. The heat pump, however, is exceptionally energy efficient and better at dehumidification. When the weather turns cold, the heat pump reverses operation to find ambient heat in the outdoor air. It compresses this heat energy into a higher temperature and delivers it inside. Because the plan doesn’t burn fossil fuels or rely on a combustion process, there’s no worry over boiling surfaces, fumes or byproducts such as carbon monoxide. It doesn’t overly dry the air so there’s no need to add a humidifier. The heat pump operates quietly, helps with air filtration and keeps our utility costs at a minimum. The only negative to a heat pump is that it struggles when the temperature drops below freezing. In the section where we now live, this isn’t a concern. The heat pump maintains ideal comfort at all times. Because it features something called bendy speed technology, it’s able to adjust to the decreasing requirements of the home and give actually consistent indoor temperature.