We aren’t looking to alarm anyone, but if you think that this is the year to replace your old heating system, or if you still need a heater installed in a brand new home, you really should be getting the process under way. You’ve no doubt felt that chill that’s crept into the air already, and temperatures are only going to drop more and more as we move into the real winter season. One great option that you should consider for heating your home is the heat pump. By using a heat pump in Georgetown, you can enjoy many benefits that other heaters just can’t match. Remember to schedule all of your heat pump services with the pros at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., so that you know that the job is done right.
How Do Heat Pumps Heat Homes?
Before getting into the specifics of the ways in which a heat pump can benefit you, let us first explain how it is that heat pumps operate. Like an air conditioner, a heat pump removes heat from the home in the summer by absorbing that heat via the refrigerant cycle. Once the refrigerant in the system has absorbed enough heat, it heads outdoors, where it is vented off outside. The cooled air is distributed throughout the house via the system’s ductwork. Unlike a traditional split central air conditioner, though, a heat pump is also able to reverse its operation. This means that, when the temperature outside is cold, the system can switch to a heating mode. Existing heat in the air outside—and there is always heat in the air, even if it is cold out—is absorbed by the refrigerant. This refrigerant is further compressed, and its thermal energy is then used to heat air for distribution throughout one’s home.
Benefits of Using a Heat Pump
As you’ve no doubt recognized, being able to heat and cool one’s home with just one system, as a heat pump allows for, is a major benefit in and of itself. The efficiency with which a heat pump can heat a home is its major selling point, though. Because no heat is generated, but rather existing heat transferred indoors, heat pumps use only a small amount of electricity in their heating operation. This helps you to live comfortably throughout the winter, without draining your budget in doing so.