HOW FURNACE EFFICIENCY IS MEASURED
Heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient forms of heating that exist. They use a very small percentage of their energy source. During the fall and winter seasons, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house.
Today's heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months.
Types of Heat Pumps
Air to Air -this is the most common type of heat pump. It transfers heat between your house and the outside air. For homes without ducts, air-source heat pumps are also available in a ductless version called a mini-split heat pump. It can also be used with radiant floor heating systems because of a special type of air-source heat pump called a "reverse cycle chiller".
Geothermal or Water Source - these heat pumps achieve higher efficiencies by transferring heat between your house and the ground or a nearby water source. Keep in mind they cost more to install, but have low operating costs because they take advantage of relatively constant ground or water temperatures. They can also reduce energy use by 30%-60%, and control humidity.
They collect heat from the air, water, or ground outside your home and concentrate it for use inside.
To find out which is the best option for you to contact Exact Temp Heating and Cooling.
Signs Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Replaced
Your equipment needs frequent repairs.
Frequent problems with your heat pump can signal an impending breakdown.
You here noises coming from your heating unit.
There may be a problem with the coil.
Some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold.
Improper equipment operation could cause this to occur.
A sudden increase in costs for heating and cooling home.
This can mean that your heat pump is becoming less efficient.