Heat pump energy efficiency spells not only comfort to most homeowners but also cost-effectiveness and low demands for maintenance.
Heat pumps make use of energy in order to transfer heat from one place to another.
Unlike those of gas furnaces, heat pumps move air to heat up a room or cool down the atmosphere during summer seasons. Heat pump energy is known to provide an efficient heat source because it can generate heat inside the home four times better than it consumes energy to make it work.
It provides high level of performance without sacrificing household bills and monthly expenses for repair and maintenance that standard heating systems call for every now and then.
Air-source heat pump energy efficiency is most appropriate for places where the weather tends to be warm. This type of heating system transfers heat between the house and that of its surrounding environment.
It also acts as dehumidifier preventing moisture from making the atmosphere inside a room uncomfortable and warm. Air-source heat pumps cannot perform very much during winter seasons because it cannot generate heat better than other gas furnaces.
When shopping for heat pumps be sure to consider the size in order to avoid having bigger heating machines move the air inside continuously more often than necessary. This may just lead the equipment to wear itself out sooner than you expect.
Consult your contractors in order to estimate your home’s heating load and annual cost of having a certain kind of heat pump model. The heating and cooling performance of heat pumps are measured through its own coefficient of efficiency.
Cooling factors are measured through seasonal efficiency rating or SEER. The heating ability of heat pumps is measured through heating seasonal performance factors or HSPF.
Higher HSPF ratings are best for winter months and very cool climates; while high SEER measurements are appropriate for summer seasons and for places where climate tend to be too hot.
Heat pump energy efficiency can be calculated through this ratio in order to properly make an estimation of how much it would benefit the household in terms of its cost and effectiveness in generating heat.
Originally posted 2009-10-11 08:32:30.