Heat pumps are a great heating and cooling solution for homes located in moderate climates such as Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR. They are unique because they can both heat and cool a home through environmentally friendly means. In this article, we will be discussing the most common type of heat pumps, which are ducted air source heat pumps. There are also ductless air source heat pumps options as well for homes without duct work. Rebates on heat pumps are often offered from local utility companies since they are so energy efficient and environmentally friendly. See if there are any rebates in your area by clicking here.
Heating and Cooling Capability
Air source heat pumps transfer heat instead of creating heat like traditional heating systems such as furnaces. The key is it’s use of refrigerant and electricity. During the winter, a heat pump uses electricity and refrigerant to move heat from outside the home inside and moves the cold air from within the home outside. The same is true in the summer, but in reverse. During the summer, a heat pump moves cold air from outside the home to inside the home and moves the hot air from within the house outside. Since a heat pump can cool as well, it’s a great replacement for an air conditioner.
Energy Efficient & Environmentally Friendly
Heat pumps do not burn anything to create heat instead they transfer and move heat from outside the home. In a very real sense, heat pumps use the renewable energy of the Earth’s air to heat and cool your home along with electricity and refrigerant. Heat pumps are environmentally friendly and do not pollute your home, community or the planet to keep your family comfortable while in doors.
Lowers Utility Bills
Do you currently have a furnace or base board heat and want to save up to 50% on your electricity costs? Consider replacing it with an air source heat pump. After installing a heat pump, you would see a significant decrease in your utility bills. Does it seem to good to be true? Check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s website if you don’t trust us. We got the statistic from them.
Improved Indoor Air Quality & Comfort
Heat pumps are not only more environmentally friendly and more cost effective than traditional HVAC systems, but they also improve your home’s indoor air quality and your family’s comfort. Because heat pumps don’t use combustion to heat the home there is no risk of carbon monoxide filling the air from your heat pump system. In addition, a heat pump system doesn’t dry out the air in your home like a traditional system does. Instead more moisture is kept in the air, which results in a better humidity balance and comfort in your home.