One of the leading innovations of the recent past is the heat pump, a device that can both cool and heat your home, from a single unit. Let’s take a look at what these are, and why they may be the future of household heating and cooling.
What Is a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps work differently than traditional heaters and air conditioners. Instead of burning fuel like heaters, they simply transfer existing heat from the ground air to the desired location. This means that instead of creating new heat or cold air, a heat pump re-appropriates heat, using a refrigerant, in order to bring your home to the correct temperature. By combining versatility with energy efficiency, installing a heat pump in your home is an awesome way to cut down on your energy use and bill, without sacrificing any comfort.
What Are Ductless Heat Pumps?
A ductless heat pump works in a similar way to a traditional heat pump, but more closely resembles an air conditioner. With two separate parts (one inside, one outside), ductless heat pumps use an air handler, rather than ducts to disperse hot or cool air throughout your home. These can be even more energy efficient, and less intrusive, than traditional heat pumps, so consider those options when making your decision.
How to Decide Which Works Best for Your Home
While all of the reasons for switching to a heat pump outlined above stand for all models, you should also consider whether or not you will be able to get a rebate for installing a heat pump in your home. Visit the Washington Energy rebates section, to discover if there are any incentives in your area for switching over to a heat pump.
No matter what questions you have about heat pumps or ductless heat pumps, Washington Energy Services is here to help. Contact us today to see how we can help keep your home comfortable, and your energy bill manageable!