How Energy Efficient Are Heat Pumps?
Heat pumps are a highly energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. They are much more efficient than even a new high-efficiency gas furnace and will save you money on your energy bills.
What Is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump is a device that uses electricity and refrigerant to heat and cool your home. It’s an outdoor condenser unit that transfers heat between the outdoors and your home. They heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer.
The three types of heat pumps are air source, split ductless, and geothermal. Each differs in where they transfer heat from and to. For example, an air source heat pump transfers heat between the outside air and your home.
How a Heat Pump Works
A heat pump extracts heat and transfers it to a refrigerant. The refrigerant is then compressed, which causes it to heat up. This heat is transferred to your home when you have your thermostat set to “HEAT.”
Quinte Air Supply in Belleville, ON, provides services for heat pumps. We’ve been repairing, installing, and maintaining them for over 30 years.
Are They Energy Efficient?
Unlike a furnace, heat pumps don’t convert gas or electricity into heat. They only use electricity for power to run a fan and other components. This makes them incredibly energy efficient. A heat pump can save you up to 60% more than a highly efficient gas furnace.
Some new models of heat pumps feature two-stage compressors. They have a low and high setting that saves you even more money than a conventional heat pump. They run in the low setting when the heating load is low. Two-stage heat pumps also have a multi-speed fan, so they’re highly adaptable to different weather conditions.
Quinte Air Supply also provides services for furnaces, gas boilers, and air conditioners. Our other services include in-floor heating, conventional and tankless water heaters, fireplaces, and new construction. Get in touch with us today to find out more or to schedule an appointment.