Heat Pumps Promote Energy Efficient Home Heating
Heating and Cooling Provided by Trained Heat Pump Specialists
When measuring energy efficiency and cost benefit, a heat pump can’t be beat. Although primarily used for heating in the winter, heat pumps can also cool your home in the summer making it one of the most energy efficient heating and cooling systems available on the market. This alternative form of power, depending on the model, doesn’t use ozone-depleting refrigerants and has limited harmful emissions. Owning a heat pump can protect you from dangerous electrical waste, blackouts and power surges.
What is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump is an outdoor device that mechanically moves heat in and out of your house for optimized heating and cooling. Of the many variations of heat pumps, there are two primary types: Air-source heat pumps and ground-source heat pumps, also known as geothermal heat pumps. Heat pumps actively increase efficiency, and uniquely create warm and cool air flow, by transferring hot air inside during the winter and outside during the summer. A heat pump works with your natural environment to create a comfortable atmosphere that utilizes organic air flow.
Air-Source Heat Pumps
Air-Source heat pumps use outside air which, despite cold temperatures, still contains heat. Because of this, heat pumps provide low cost heating and cooling, with up to four times as much heat as electric heaters that use the same amount of energy.
Heating and cooling your home with an air-source heat pump provides multiple benefits including:
- Long lasting (20+ years)
- Low Maintenance
- For every unit of electricity consumed a heat pump produces 3 units of heat
- Energy-Efficiency Tax Credit
Ground-Source/Geothermal Heat Pumps
A ground-source heat pump, also called a geothermal heat pump, is a central heating and air conditioning system that uses underground earth temperatures as either heat or coolant. This geothermal heat pump exchanges heat with the ground and is extremely energy efficient as underground temperatures remain relatively stable over time. Much like a cave, underground temperatures are cool during the summer and warm during the winter providing optimum heat and air levels yearlong.
There are many benefits to heating and cooling your home with a geothermal heat pump which include:
- Reduction of operational costs, lowers bills up to 70%
- A 30% government geothermal tax credit
- Recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool a home
- Cuts carbon footprint up to 50%
- Does not emit carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or other greenhouse gases
- Long lasting (15+ years)
- Can heat home’s water
- Offers a 400% efficiency rating
Helping Heat Your Home
At Iceberg’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge when it comes to heat pump installation and heat pump repair. We’ll help you with the big details like which brand and type of heat pump to choose, as well as details you may not have thought of like what size heat pump to purchase, as well as a “dual fuel” option. “Dual Fuel” combines the technologies of heat pumps and natural gas furnaces to get the energy efficiency you want at a cheaper rate.
When you contact Iceberg’s trained home heating Comfort Specialists at (734) 265-0922, we will discuss all the details you need to know about a heat pump for your home.
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