Heat Pump in the Summer?
August 21, 2017
Do you know what a Heat Pump is? It may not be exactly what you think, considering that it also cools your house too! There are many benefits to owning a Heat Pump, not only can it do both what an air conditioner can do, but it can also heat the house in addition. This unit is great for all seasons and can be highly beneficial to your home! In addition, you can also save money on your monthly electricity bill. Saving money in general is a great way to keep your budget in form, leaving room for emergency maintenance.
Heat pumps are a great solution for your home comfort system because they work to provide both heating and cooling. Heat pumps have SEER ratings like air conditioners and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) ratings for measuring heating efficiency. Higher SEER and HSPF ratings mean greater energy savings.
Heat pumps are a very efficient alternative to electric heat. A heat pump works the same as an air conditioner in the summer, but it runs in reverse in the winter to heat your home. The system will be matched with a backup heating source, most often electric heat for those extremely cold days of winter.
Just like our air conditioners, many of our heat pumps have advanced features, such as 2-stage compressors and variable speed fan operation. These features not only improve the comfort level of your home, but can provide additional energy savings as well.
Types of Heat Pumps