An electric heat pump is one of the more expensive types of temperature control to purchase and install.
However, a heat pump provides both heating and cooling.
There’s no need to buy or set up separate units, and the system is quite compact. Because of the outstanding energy efficiency of a heat pump, it quickly recovers the cost. During the summer months, the system performs a lot like a conventional air conditioner. It uses refrigerant to pull heat out of the house and create a cooling effect. Modern heat pumps feature adaptable speed technology which allows the equipment to automatically adjust speed to the changing demands. It provides only the exact amount of cooling necessary to maintain ideal indoor temperature. The system runs the majority of the time at a lower speed, which is better for dehumidification and maximizes efficiency levels. When the weather cools off, the heat pump switches to heating mode and literally reverses the operation. Even during the winter, there’s ambient heat in the outdoor air. The heat pump draws from this heat, compresses it to a higher temperature and pumps it into the house. The system simply moves existing heat from one place to another. It doesn’t burn fossil fuels to create heat. There’s no combustion process, which avoids the concerns over byproducts such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and carbon dioxide. It doesn’t produce greenhouse gas emissions, making it an environmentally friendly choice. Heat pumps are very clean, quiet and safe to operate. They offer exceptional air filtration and won’t dry out the air during the winter. The only drawback of a heat pump is that it’s only effective in heating mode when the weather remains above freezing.