The benefits of a heat pump system are becoming more and more prevalent in todays modern day society. Heat pumps are a type of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system that can provide both heat and cooling to desired building locations. A heat pump uses mechanical energy to remove heat from the air and move it either inside or outside, depending on whether your space needs heat or air conditioning. Nowadays, heat pumps are becoming increasingly more energy efficient and environmentally friendly because they don’t need to burn any fossil fuels to produce the heat. As such this article will discuss:
- How do heat pump systems work?
- The benefits of a heat pump system
- Final Point
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
A heat pump is essentially an air conditioner that can work in reverse to provide heat to a desired location within a house or building. In warm weather, the heat pump absorbs heat from the air inside a building and transfers it outside, thereby providing air conditioning. In contrast, during cooler weather, the heat pump provides warmth by removing heat from the air outside and transferring it inside. Furthermore, It’s often said that heat pumps are most efficient in milder climates. This is because the colder it is outside, the harder the heat pump has to work to absorb heat energy and transfer it to an inside space.
There are many different kinds of heat pumps, but they all operate on the same basic principle which is the transfer of heat. What’s key to note here is that heat naturally flows to locations which are cooler (from higher to lower temperature areas). With this in mind, the heat pump uses a small amount of energy to switch this process into reverse by pulling heat out of a relatively low-temperature area and transferring it into a higher temperature area. As a result of this, heat is transferred from a heat source like the ground or air, into an application within your home.
Benefits of a Heat Pump System:
Heat pumps can be a fantastic device in many ways when it comes to regulating heat in your building as we have previously discussed. With this in mind, we have listed below the benefits of a heat pump system:
Lower Running Costs
Heat pumps are cheaper to run than HVAC systems that utilise fossil fuels. The more energy efficient the systems are, the greater long term savings on your energy bills. People who are interested in HVAC systems often say that a heat pump has a high initial start-up cost however, this is a short-term mindset. The benefits over the longer term are astronomical and in some documented cases, people have saved up to 30 or 40 percent or more on their utility bill.
Heat pumps require less maintenance and hassle than your typical combustion heating systems. Some certain aspects of the heat pump can be easily troubleshooted by yourself. For instance, if the unit isn’t working, try simply resetting the motor and make sure you don’t have a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. If the filter is dirty, simply replacing this can be a very simple task without having to call a professional. On the topic of heat pump filters, it is recommended that you change them about once a month. You could probably get away with only changing the filter once every three months but only if you run the unit every so often. For other maintenance procedures, it is highly advised that you call a professional to seek the best possible advice and solutions to your heat pump systems.
Heat pumps are safer than fuel-based heating systems. This is because They are safe to operate, since they rely on electricity, and do not need to burn fuel to generate heat. As a result, you reduce the possibility for harmful gasses to be produced in the vicinity of the heat pump.
More Environmentally Friendly
Heat pump systems reduce your carbon emissions drastically, this is for the pure reason that they solely rely on energy in order to be powered. Because of this, the heat pumps don’t consume fossil fuels to produce heat. When you don’t have to rely on oil or gas, you’re doing your part to reduce the use of fossil fuels being emitted to the earth’s atmosphere.
As we have previously discussed, during warmer periods, heat pumps are able to reverse the process of transferring heat outside to an area inside. Thus, heat pumps can dually act as an AC unit which only increases their usefulness and high practicality across many buildings in the UK.
The life-span of heat pumps is relatively long, some can last from 10-30 years while others can last well up to 50 years. In addition, the average life-span is documented to be somewhere between 14-15 years so the reliability of these systems is impressive. While some people believe that the initial start up cost for heat pumps to be expensive, the cost spread out of 15 yeast or so can seem minimal.
We have listed the benefits of a heat pump and how they work throughout this blog article. If you have one of these nifty devices and require any expert knowledge or heat pump service help, why not contact our highly qualified team here at D-Mec for all your heat pump solutions at 01525 852 819 or firstname.lastname@example.org