Heat pump heating systems generally make use of the principle of the second law of thermodynamics. This kind of heating process makes use of energy in order to transfer warm air from the house to the outside; and the much cooler air outside transferred within to benefit the people in the household especially during the summer.
The same thing goes during the winter season when the warm air gets warmer inside through the use of heat pumps. Heat pumps differ a lot with gas furnaces but somehow related to the idea of air conditioning systems.
It is a device that moves heat about rather than generate heat through the use of electricity or gas. This type of process can efficiently lower energy consumption because it can generate heat 4 times better than it can consume electricity.
Air-source heat pump heating systems are the most popular in most households. It can mobilize air from inside the house to the outside or vice versa. This type is most common to areas where winter is not so much of a problem because air-source heat pumps tend to perform abysmally during winter season.
It cannot generate sufficient heat to warm up the whole household. Although during summer months this type of heating system can efficiently act to keep moisture from invading the home. This eventually results to cooler and more refreshing atmosphere within the home, which can better the performance of other standard heating systems.
Geothermal heat pump heating systems are the most highly efficient of its kind. It can utilize energy coming from the ground or from water storage areas. Because of the constant conditions provided by these sources geothermal heat pump are known to provide utmost comfort at home.
Installation processes require a wide ground coverage and the right kind of subsoil and landscape for better heat generation and energy utilization. People living under extreme climatic changes can benefit from the comfort of geothermal heat pumps without spending much in their energy consumption.
Although it can be very costly as compared to other heat sources for the home, the advantages it provides can live up to its price.
Originally posted 2011-04-09 11:06:28.