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Heat Pumps

44Heat pumps are an efficient form of cooling and heating processes, based on electricity. These devices differ from other cooling and heating systems, which convert electricity or fuel directly into warmth. Heat pumps move warmth from one place to another, in the same way as it is done by an air conditioner.

Even when the level of outside temperature is low, heat pumps can extract warmth from outside air air source unit or from the ground or ground water ground source unit to heat your house, though the level of efficiency reduces as temperatures cool. During hot summer months it will work in reverse and cool your home.

“Split System” Heat Pumps

Such units keep houses comfortable during the whole year. If the weather is hot, it draws warmth out of your house to cool it. If the weather is cold, it draws warmth from outside air into your house to heat it. Many heat pumps have a booster electrical-resistance heater. It automatically warms outside air even more. Outside air always has warmth in it — even if the level of outdoor temperature is very low. We can compare heat pumps with a central air conditioner. They both have a compressor, outdoor coil, indoor coil, fan and a refrigerant. Heat pump’s efficiency is rated with the use of SEER (cooling) and HSPF (heating). The power source, which is used by heat pumps, is the electricity.

Heat Pump’s Main Parts:

• An outdoor Heat Pump section

• A matching indoor Air Handler or Gas (propane or natural) or Oil Furnace with coil

• Ductwork, which transfers cooled or heated air throughout the house.

Year-round Indoor Comfort, Which Is Energy-efficient For Places With Moderate Climate

A central heat pump helps maintain comfortable level of temperature inside your house and reduces humidity levels during the whole year. Houses, which are located in regions with extremely cold temperatures may either require supplemental heating or be better served with a combination of furnace and air conditioner.

Clean Air

As a heat pump system draws air out of various places inside the house through return air ducts, the air is pulled through UV system, which removes airborne particles, for example lint and dust. Sophisticated filters may remove pollutants of the smallest size, as well. The filtered air is then routed to air supply ductwork that carries it back to rooms. Whenever the air conditioner is working, this cycle repeats continually, constantly filtering and cleaning the air inside your house.

Not Loud Operation Processes

The indoor level of noise from the operation process of heat pump is much lower than that of an air conditioning device, which is free-standing. The reason is in the fact that compressor-bearing unit of the typical central heat pump system is located outside the house.