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The Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Potential of Heat Pumps

Last updated 5 years ago

In today’s economy, finding new ways to reduce energy costs is important to homeowners. With heat pumps, homeowners can reduce the costs associated with heating and cooling their houses without sacrificing performance. Read on to learn more about the energy-efficient heating and cooling potential of heat pumps.

How Heat Pumps Work
Heat pumps work by transferring heat or cool air from one space to another using electricity. During the heating season, heat pumps can pull heat out of the ground or from the outside air and circulate it throughout a building’s interior. During the warm season, heat pumps can reverse this process to effectively cool a building. Mechanically speaking, heat pumps are very similar to modern air conditioning units and are relatively easy to install. Heat pumps can be outfitted with back-up heating and cooling systems and can also be used in conjunction with gas or oil-powered heating systems.    

How Heat Pumps Are Energy-Efficient
Heat pumps reduce both the energy use and costs associated with heating and cooling in several ways. The most dramatic advantage presented by heat pumps is that they simply move heat rather than generate it. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this enables heat pumps to provide up to four times the amount of energy that they consume. Heat pumps can reduce the amount of electricity used to heat a home by as much as 40 percent. In addition to reducing energy use, advanced heat pumps have several measures in place to reduce and recapture waste heat. Variable-speed motors allow heat pumps to work at optimal efficiency as well as reduce noise, while scroll compressors can further increase performance.

Regardless of what your heating and cooling needs may be, Blue Dot Services of Maryland can help. We have provided customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic area with superior HVAC service for more than four decades. If your heating or cooling system needs attention, call us at (410) 698-6465.


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