When looking into HVAC services, you will find that a heat pump is a very versatile appliance to have in your home. Some models have the ability to draw heat in and out of the home, making it work for both heating and cooling. However, having multiple models to pick from makes the selection process confusing. Here is what you need to know about three different types of heat pumps.
While the typical heat pump moves heat in and out of your home, a geothermal heat pump works by using heat trapped underground. Your feeling may be that there isn't enough heat underground that can be used, but it can be very effective for warming a home in the winter.
This type of heat pump works because the heat underground will always remain there, even as the heat above ground continues to go away. As you go deeper underground, the heat will remain very consistent. The geothermal pump accesses the heat that can actually be used, making it incredibly effective as the temperature outside drops.
One thing to keep in mind is that this type of heat pump will cost you a lot of money. This is because excavation is required for the installation, making it harder to install than other types of heat pumps.
Another type of heat pump uses the heat found in the air to keep your home feeling comfortable. This makes it a more affordable option than a geothermal pump to have installed because no excavation is needed, though it does require a ductwork system to move air around the home.
The big advantage of using an air-source model is that it works in the summer and winter. In the summer, it takes the hot air in your home and moves it outside. In the winter, the pump takes hot air outside and moves it inside. It's important to make sure that the heat pump will work for your climate, though, since weather that is too cold in the winter will not have enough heat to warm up your house.
A ductless system will have wall mounted heat pumps in every room that needs climate controls. This can actually help save energy because you do not need to heat or cool your entire home. Instead, you just turn it on in the rooms you are occupying. Installing multiple units throughout a whole home may not be practical, though, especially if the home is quite large.Share