There are two basic designs of heating pumps: air-source heat pumps and ground-source heat pumps. Both offer efficient advantages over conventional HVAC systems, especially for warmer summers and harsh winters. A heat pump operates year-round to provide both heating and cooling to a home and can convert from one and a half to three times more heat energy than traditional systems, making it one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home.
- Geothermal Heat Pumps
One of the more common types of heat pumps are geothermal. These pumps use the stable temperatures only a few feet below the Earth's surface to provide steady heating and cooling no matter what the weather is outside. Because the temperature remains steady under the surface of the ground after a few feet, energy can be transferred via pipes back to the heat pump, exchanging either hot or cold temperatures in order to stabilize the inside of your home.
- Air-Source Heat Pumps
These heat pumps work on a similar principle as geothermal heat pumps but use the energy from the outside air to exchange heat energy. They offer much more efficiency and less of an ozone impact than typical HVAC systems, especially the type that use natural gas.
Heat pumps in general can provide a smaller carbon footprint for your home and more efficient energy usage when heating and cooling your house. Contact your air conditioning specialist to learn more about if a heat pump is appropriate for your home.
Petrie’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide if a heat pump can benefit your home. Contact us in Cookeville at (931) 284-4864 for more information about how a heat pump can improve the heating and cooling in your home today.