When it comes to heating and cooling your home, we know that you have a lot of options. At Bryan’s Fuel we understand that very few homeowners know what a heat pump is, or how it can help to heat or cool your home. Here’s everything you need to know about heat pumps:
What Is A Heat Pump?
A heat pump is a piece of equipment that moves heat from one place to another using a refrigerant and runs on electricity, rather than propane or natural gas. A heat pump can be used during the summer to carry heat from inside your home to the outside, and in the winter it is used the opposite way, to bring warm air into your home.
What Are The Benefits Of A Heat Pump?
Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient because of the way they absorb heat that’s already in the air and use it to warm or cool your home — this is an effective and efficient process that will help save you money on your utility bills..
Heat pumps produce less dry air than traditional sources of heating, and they help to make your entire home more evenly heated or cooled. They are also a quiet home comfort system since the heat pump is located outside.
Types Of Heat Pumps
If you’re interested in how you can use a heat pump in your home, it helps to know the different options that are available to you:
Mini-Split Heat Pumps
One of the most common heat pumps is the mini-split system. Mini-split systems have a heat pump located outside as well as a part inside, and can be retrofitted to your home easily with minimal installation.
Absorption Heat Pumps
Absorption heat pumps are designed for larger houses, typically over 4,000 square feet. These heat pumps are not electric and instead run on natural gas, propane, solar-heated water or geothermal-heated water.
Heat Pumps For Existing Furnaces
You don’t need a completely new heating or cooling system installed in your home to reap the benefits of a heat pump. Some heat pumps can be added to your existing furnace for use during moderate seasons like spring and fall. At these times of year, you may not need the full power of your furnace, but a heat pump can help to keep your home more comfortable.
At Bryan’s Fuel, we carry a wide range of home comfort systems including mini-split and geothermal systems to keep your home as comfortable as possible. Contact us today and let us help you find the best home comfort solution for you and your home!