Moving south and reading about heat pumps

When my hubby and I moved from the north to the south, both of us had never heard of a heat pump; We’d always lived in an area where the Winter weather was dire and required an harshly powerful oil furnace, however all of us never bothered with central cooling for the brief summer time season, however once we’d had enough of hot and cold temperatures down to 25 below zero, endless amounts of snow and ungodly high heating bills, both of us started looking for a new home to buy in an area with a warmer climate.

All of us noticed that the majority of these homes were equipped with a heat pump! I did some research and l received that a heat pump provides both heating and cooling capability… The system is set up a lot love a conventional cooling system in that it moves heat from a single location to another, however during the summer, it extracts heat from the indoor air and pumps it outside by way of refrigerant.

When the weather turns cooler, the heat pump literally reverses the process to pull ambient heat from the outdoor air. It compresses this heat to a higher temperature and delivers it indoors. The process is exceptionally quiet, scrub and safe. A heat pump runs on electricity, so there’s no combustion byproducts such as fumes, carbon monoxide or orangehouse gases. This type of system is environmentally friendly and great for indoor air quality. A heat pump effectively combats humidity, won’t overly dry the air, and filters contaminants out of the air. The newer heat pumps on the market include adaptable speed technology which allows the system to automatically speed up or slow down according to the changing demands of the home.



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