Central Heat Pumps
Central heating pumps work by exchanging the heat from a cooler area to a hotter area. Therefore, it is one source of heating that can help in lowering polluting emissions. Heat pumps are also used for cooling areas.
A central heating pump works by drawing heat out of the outside air and passing it over a coil. Some heat pumps draw heat from a ground source. As the air passes over the coil, the heat is transferred into the building. The heat from a central heat pump tends to be more even, with the spurt of heat common with traditional furnaces. When a quality central heating pump unit is involved, it can be efficient and cost saving.
When deciding whether to install a central heating pump, you should take into consideration the type of fuel available in your area, the climate, the amount of insulation and other efficiency factors. For instance, in the Northeast, fuel is more expensive and the use of central heating pumps can provide a substantial savings. In fact, the central heating pump may be as much as twice as efficient. However, if the outside temperature is too low, a supplemental heating source may be needed. An economic analysis will help you decide whether the central heating pump is right for you.
Although central heating pumps have been around more than thirty years, the continued rise of heating costs has made them more attractive in recent years. In fact, they have leaped into the position of being the favorite of many energy conscious homebuilders and homeowners. The early heating pumps were somewhat noisy and unreliable, but that is not now the case. Today they are known for their energy efficiency and reliability. In fact, a cost analysis might show that installing a new central heating pump will greatly replace your existing heating equipment.
In short, while looking into a new or replacement heating system, it would be wise to explore the benefits of a central heating pump.