Conventional central cooling and heating systems consume a lot of energy, affecting the environment negatively. If you are a business owner or homeowner who is keen on conserving energy, you should consider installing a heat pump in place of a central HVAC system.
Some of the advantages of a heat pump are:
- A heat pump does not need fuel. Heat pumps use a formula of gases that absorb and transfer heat rapidly. The gases suck heat from the air and transfer it elsewhere. No fuel is necessary, just exposure to air that is in the correct range of temperature.
- They are capable of heating and cooling. The pump draws heat from indoors when you need to cool your home or office; it can also draw heat from the outdoors into your home or office if you want to raise the indoor temperature.
- Heat pumps are efficient and save you money. If you use a heat pump, you save money that would have been used for fuel.
- Heat pumps are safer than other heating systems. Heat pumps do not use oxygen. This means that they do not pose the danger of explosions, accidental fires or ignition problems.
Before installing the heat pump, you should consider the following:
- You don’t have a fuel source for your home or business. If you have natural gas available, a central HVAC system is going to be more beneficial.
- Your area must experience mild winters. The heat pump is unsuitable for areas with extremely cold winters.
- Your business or home should be well insulated for the heat pump to function effectively.
- The heat pump also needs access to an outdoor unit for best performance. This means that it is less useful for spot heating.
Although a heat pump can effectively replace a central AC unit, you will still need to install a furnace in your home. This is because if temperatures ever get below freezing point for a prolonged period, the heat pump will be ineffective. However, the pump can keep your house or business warm throughout the summer on its own.
For any heat pump service or assistance needs, contact Elite Climate Control today.