A heat pump can keep the inside of a home at the temperature desired much better than other kinds of heat and air conditioning systems. Basically, heat pumps work by how they move heat or cool from one place to another. When heat is needed, warm air is brought into a house from the outside and when cooling is desired, cool air is brought in from the outside to inside of a home.
Commercial Heat Pumps in Charleston SC can be a good choice because of a climate that usually does not experience extreme temperature variation, and heat pumps use much less electricity than other methods. There are three basic heat pump types; air to air, water source and geothermal.
Air source heat pumps are the most common, by working to exchange heat inside and outside via air around a home. This kind of heat pumps can reduce electricity costs by up to fifty percent, compared to furnaces and baseboard heaters. High-efficiency models are much better at removing moisture from the air than other air conditioning units, resulting in less electricity needed for cooling.
Geothermal heat pumps work by transferring heat between the inside of a home and the ground outside. These have a low operating cost because they take advantage of outside ground temperatures. A geothermal heat pump can reduce energy costs by up to sixty percent compared to other methods to heat and cool. Water Source heat pumps work in a similar way to geothermal heat pumps, but use water sources outside, instead of ground, to transfer heat between the inside and outside of a home.
The initial costs of a heat pump can be more than traditional heating and air conditioning methods, but due to the greatly reduced operating costs , they are much more cost effective over time. Type and layout of a home as well as desired type of heat pump and the amount of land and water available to operate the kind of heat pump that is desired are all part of the process to determine the best way to heat and cool a home. To find out more about heat pumps, contact Preferred Home Services.