Heat Pump Air Conditioning: A Comfortable Way to Keep Cool

Posted On: June 06, 2013

If you have been considering a heat pump to keep your home cool this summer, now’s a great time to understand how they work and how they can benefit your Metro-East home. Heat pumps are excellent appliances for energy efficient and effective cooling and heating your home.

Basically, heat pumps work by the process of transferring heat, using the principle of refrigeration. They use a low amount of energy to pump heat from one place to another. For cooling, the refrigerant-filled coils in the heat pump extract heat energy from your home and move it outside where it’s expelled into the air (or ground, in a geothermal system). What’s left is cool air inside your house. In the winter, this process is reversed to extract heat energy from the outside air and bring it inside for heating.

Benefits of using heat pumps:

  • Heat pumps have long lifespans.
  • Their use results in long-term energy savings.
  • Heat pumps are fairly straightforward to repair.
  • They are environmentally friendly.
  • Heat pumps are designed for year-round comfort.

In terms of cooling, heat pumps are comparable to the cooling capabilities of high-efficiency air conditioners. For heating, they can provide up to three times the heat energy as the electricity that’s needed to run them. Over the long run, the year-round energy savings will help to defray much (or all) of the cost of your new heat pump system. The savings will be even greater is you make sure to properly prep your home before heat pump installation.

For more expert information on heat pumps or about cooling or heating your home efficiently, please contact us at Ernst Heating & Cooling. We have provided the Metro-East area with professional HVAC advice since 1984.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hamel, Alton, Glen Carbon, Highland, Greenville, and Troy, Illinois and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. 

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