Are you worried about how your carbon footprint affects climate change? A heat pump installation at your Virgina Beach, VA, home is a great way reduce fossil fuel emissions. Here’s why.
How a Heat Pump Works
The term “heat pump” often confuses people. They assume it means the system only heats the home. Instead, think of heat pumps as reversible air conditioning. During winter, the system transfers heat from geothermal units inside the house. In the summer, the pump does the opposite. It takes the warm air from inside the home and moves it outside.
How a Heat Pump Reduces Emissions
Heat pumps don’t generate heat from a fuel source. Instead, they transfer heat using electricity. Heat transfer uses far less energy than conventional heating methods. Most heat pumps meet the criteria for 100% efficiency because they produce more heated energy than they consume. Highly efficient heat pumps use sustainable energy, which positively affects their C02 emissions. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that most homes with heat pumps cut their energy bills by 65% compared to combustion heat sources.
Do Heat Pumps Work Well in Cooler Climates?
Heat pumps have always worked well in milder climates, but operating one in a colder climate proved trickier. The good news is that today’s technology has made it possible for these systems to operate in most climates efficiently.
How to Choose the Right Heat Pump for Your Home
To get the most out of this technology, you want to choose the right system for your home. Air-source heat pumps include the following types:
- Short-run ducted.
- Split system.
Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it all out yourself. Qualified service technicians have all the information you need choose the best heating system for your home. To learn more about the benefits of heat pump installation, call Smiley’s Heating & Cooling today.
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