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How Do Heat Pumps Both Heat and Cool a Home?
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Heating and air conditioning is usually managed by two pieces of equipment— a furnace and an air conditioner. Did you know there’s another way and one that often saves you money and energy? A unit known as a heat pump provides both heat and cold air to your home.

But It’s Called a HEAT Pump…

Right away, the name of this device confuses homeowners. Why is it called a heat pump if it also provides you with cold air? The answer is sometimes enough to explain how the unit works so efficiently. Simply, the device pumps heat from where it is to where it’s needed.

The Magic of Heat Transference

Heat pumps use the external air temperature to keep your home comfortable regardless of the season. Special fluid contained in your unit absorbs heat from the air and then moves that heat to a new location as the fluid moves.

Instead of creating cold and heated air, it uses transference to move heat from one place to another. In winter, warmer temperatures are moved indoors. The opposite happens in summer.

Electricity is used to keep the unit working. A little goes a long way too. Because of the difference in the cost of your energy and in the amount needed, many homeowners save up to 60 percent off their heating and cooling bills once they make the switch.

Schedule a heating and air conditioning consultation with an expert. G + S Energy will help you decide if a traditional split system or a heat pump is the best choice for your property. Get in touch with our team of experts today to cut your costs and improve your comfort.

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