Why add a Heat Pump?
Living in temperate regions like Vancouver or Hillsboro gets you subjected to scorching summers and biting winters. Working in comfortable conditions is necessary, whatever the temperature outside be. For this, one can use the traditionally used HVAC systems, or one could opt for modern method-Heat pumps. These heat pumps provide quality service along with having licensed contractors.
About Heat Pumps
A heat pump is a machine that extracts heat from the environment and moves it to another place. In summers, the heat pump extracts the heat from the indoor air and moves it outside. In winters, it extracts whatever heat it can get from the outside environment and pushes it indoors.
The working might seem similar to that of coolant, refrigerant, or heater coil. However, a heat pump acts as an all-in-one technology performing both heating and cooling function.
Are Heat Pumps efficient and economical?
- Heat pumps work more efficiently than traditional air conditioners or HVAC systems. The energy bills are definitely saved in the case of heat pumps.
- Heat pumps range from anything between $1500 to $10000 in which the standard heat pump comes at a range between $4000 to $7000. According to the studies, heat pumps are 30% more economical on energy bills as compared to air conditioners and furnaces. This can account for a yearly saving of more than almost $400 on an average.
- Being compact along with saving energy bills, heat pumps offer a better choice in comparison to air conditioners and furnaces.
Different types of Heat Pump
There are 3 varient types of heat pumps:
- Air-Source Heat Pump: One of the common types of heat pumps, it transfers heat from inside to outside or vice versa as and when required according to the seasons. They dehumidify the moisture from the air better than air conditioners which provide extra comfort. These heat pumps can save up to 50% less electricity consumption than conventional heaters.
- Gas Fired Heat Pumps: These types of heat pumps don’t use electricity. Instead, they work on propane, natural gas, solar-heated water, or geothermal heated water and ammonia which is quite different from the refrigerant.
- Geothermal Heat Pumps: These take heat from sources other than air such as ground, structures, etc. They are simple to operate and reduce energy use by 30-60%.