If you’re interested in a buying or installing a heat pump, talk to Long Island heating company Tragar Home Services. These devices have become more and more popular because of their many benefits and uses.
What Exactly Are Heat Pumps? Are They For Cooling or Heating?
Heat pumps are an appliance that moves heat from one location to another using only a small amount of energy. Thus, heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to both furnaces and air conditioners. These devices are extremely energy-efficient and environmentally friendly since they don’t burn fuel. Heat pumps can be used for both heating and cooling purposes. Think of them as a hybrid temperature monitoring and comfort system. You might be asking, but how does that work? Although heat pumps are usually used to pull heat from the air or ground to heat a home or building, they can also be used for cooling.
Typically, most people think of air conditioning when they think about cooling their home or business but heat pumps work in a very similar way. With heat pumps, there is no need to install separate systems for heating and cooling. Heat pumps move warmth from one place to another.
Heat Pumps Work In Winter and Summer
In the winter, that means pulling in outside warmth, which is often geothermal or from the ground. In the summer, it reverses and moves the hot interior temperatures in the air to the outside. So, essentially, heat pumps make cool spaces cooler and warm spaces warmer. Ground-source [geothermal] heat pumps are even better than normal air conditioners at dehumidifying hot air in the summer. Check out more of the benefits homeowners and business owners get from heat pumps below.
Benefits of Heat Pumps
- Provides both heating and cooling
- More energy efficient than furnaces or air conditioners
- Provides consistent temperatures and even comfort
- Better air quality because it mixes indoor and outdoor air
- Quiet operation
Tragar Home Services Will Make Sure You’re Comfortable All Year
Heat pumps are much quieter than conventional HVAC systems, and because they both pull heat in and move it out, depending upon the weather, you’re only using one system, not two. Indoor air quality is better, too. With conventional heating and cooling systems, indoor air can get stagnant. Because heat pumps move air in and out, indoor air quality is better so long as the system receives regular, routine maintenance and filter replacement.
To learn if a heat pump is right for you, or to answer any other questions about buying or installing a heat pump, call Tragar Home Services at (516) 221-2559 or fill out our contact form.