If you’re looking to cut costs on your heating bill, consider this, the energy for heating and cooling account for about half of your total home energy use. The easiest way to take care of your bill is with the mighty energy-efficient heat pump.
The heat pump is arguably, the most efficient heating device on the market. Plus, heat pumps can also act as a central air conditioning system in summer time, giving all year-round comfort. Try your local heat pump guys in Auckland or your city to know more.
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It generally depends by family, of course, but for example, if you use an electric furnace, you should be able to save a lot on your heating costs. You could also switch to a different fuel to lower your heating costs; but you would not have the luxury of air conditioning during the summers.
How does a heat pump work?
Instead of creating heat, a heat pump will extract it from the outside. Have you ever felt the warm draft of air that blows out from under your refrigerator when it’s on? A heat pump uses the same principle, extracting heat and moving it to where it’s needed. An air-to-air heat pump will extract heat from the outside air. Even in winters the air holds heat, even if the outside temperature goes down to 0 ℉.However, the ground-source heat pump will remove heat from the ground, which consistently stays about 55℉ year-round. In this case, loops of flexible pipe are buried in trenchesabout four to six feet underground. These are filled with a liquid that absorbs the ground heat and transfers it inside. Ground-source heat pumps typically more expensive than the former, but they are the most efficient heating choice because of their heat source-the earth itself. Ground-source heat pumps are also longer lasting. There is less wear on the compressor because they have to operate over a narrower spectrum of temperature, following the uniform ground temperatures throughout the year.
Do heat pumps work well in our climate?
Yes. Auckland has nearly ideal climactic conditions for maximum efficiency and performance. Look for the best heat pumps installation in Auckland and don’t miss out by installing just an air conditioner. Install a heat pump and enjoy cooling this summer and the most efficient heating this winter.
When it is 47 degrees outside, air-to-air heat pumps extract about three units of energy for each unit of energy they consume. At an outside temperature of 17 degrees, they extract about two units of energy for each unit of energy consumed. In case of more severe winters, your back-up furnace makes up for the difference. On the other hand, a ground-source heat pump does not utilise the outdoor air as the heat source. Therefore, no back up furnace is needed and efficiencies remain high in the coldest of weathers.
Are heat pumps reliable?
Because both use the same process, they are as reliable as a refrigerator. It is seenthat air-to-air heat pumps after 20 years more than half of the them were still operational. Of these not in use, less than half were for mechanical failures. The rest included other reasons such as changing to a newer model, or a different sized one.
If I buy a heat pump, do I still need an air conditioner?
No! The biggest advantage of a heat pump is that it becomes an air conditioner in summer. Instead of bringing heat inside, it reverses this operation and collects the heat from inside of the house and pushes it outside in the summer. It is only required to change the settings on your thermostat. A ground-source heat pump will cool for half the cost of a normal air conditioner.