A good heat pump will offer a constant heat flow, and still temperatures, instead of blasting areas with heat, creating irritating very hot spots. Another advantage of a heat pump system is that it doesn’t have an open flame, this preventing the possibility of fuel leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning. Concluding, it’s making your house more comfortable, and it’s safe too.
An electric heat pump is a good solution for your home any time of the year, as you can assure your cooling and heating too, and save 30% of your heating costs when compared to a gas furnace.
The dual-fuel heat pumps work just like gas furnaces and they are spreading the heat equally trough your home. Although they are a bit more expensive when compared to the conventional heating/cooling systems, they are more efficient, complete and more economical systems.
The geothermal heat pumps systems, are the most safe, environmentally speaking, non-allergenic and much more cleaner then other methods of heating. Also, they are much more durable, because of their simple heating process which is based on water or refrigerant flowing between a system of pipes held underground, and the heat pump located inside the house.
So, there are three types of heat pump systems th choose from: the air source, dual fuel and at least but not the last, geothermal electric heat pumps. The air source is the most used type of heat pumps, these are split into packaged heat pumps and split-system heat pumps. The Packaged ones, allow the compressor and the heat exchangers to be located outside the home, using pipework to both cool and heat the entire home.
Split-system systems, are more flexible for installation, as the indoor air-handling unit and heat exchange are separate from the compressor and the outdoor exchanger. The efficiency of an air sourced heat pump is measured HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor), ranging from 6.6 and 9.1, whereas the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is used for measuring the cooling efficiency, and it usually ranges between 10.0 and 15.0.
When installing an electric heat pump, take into consideration the square footage of your home, this is referring to the amount of the house’s ceiling and wall insulation, window area and other important variables.