Heat Pump Advantages
There are many different heating systems on the market today, and people are often not sure which type is best for them. With the rising cost of heating, more and more people are looking for the most energy-efficient and cost-effective system. For this reason, heat pumps are becoming more and more popular.
What is an air source heat pump?
The air source heat pump is a two-in-one device, used as a heater in winter and as an air conditioner in summer. It can cool and heat the interior of your house according to the season and environment. It is called an air source heat pump because it obtains heat from the surrounding air.
It works like an air conditioner.
The refrigerant circulates through the heat exchange and compressor. It is connected to a thermostat, so you can adjust the temperature in your home according to your comfort.
Compared with propane or petroleum fuel furnaces, air source heat pumps run on electricity and consume less energy.
How does ASHP work in the summer?
The air source heat pump is similar to your refrigerator, it draws out all the hot air inside and exhausts it through the coil to keep the inside of the refrigerator cool. The air source heat pump extracts heat from your house to make it cooler.
How does ASHP work in winter?
In winter, its effect is just the opposite. The heat pump draws heat from the outside air and uses it to warm your house. Even at temperatures of 0 degrees Celsius or lower, heat can be extracted from the environment.
How does ASHP perform in cold climates?
With the latest developments in air source heat pump technology, you can get systems rated as low as -13 degrees Fahrenheit, and some equipment can perform as low as -25 degrees Fahrenheit.
Advantages of air source heat pump:
Heat pumps are much safer than combustion-based systems.
2. It has a high coefficient of performance (COP)
The air source heat pump has a coefficient of performance (COP) of 1.8 or higher; this means that its efficiency is 180% higher than that of a standard resistance heater. Some can even have a COP of 2.4, increasing their efficiency by nearly 240%. This makes them cost-effective compared to furnaces that use propane or oil.
3. It is environmentally friendly
The heat pump is environmentally friendly due to its high SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). Since it does not burn any fossil fuels when in use, it helps reduce your carbon footprint.
4. Two systems into one
You can use heating and cooling systems in one device at the same time, and you can use one of them according to the season. Therefore, you can save money and energy.
If well maintained, the heat pump is easy to install and can easily run for 15 to 20 years.
6. Minimal maintenance
The air source heat pump only needs to be maintained once a year, so you don't have to spend too much on this.
7. Government subsidies
Air source heat pump is a renewable energy product promoted by the government. You can get a certain amount of government subsidies for installing it.