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Heat pumps could be the perfect way to save you money while keeping you warm. They are a lot more affordable than most other standard heating gadgets. They are typically installed in order to heat swimming pools, and deliver low cost hot water for family usage.A heat pump is an electric cooling and heating unit that works by compressing and decompressing gas to heat or cool a house. This mechanical gadget pumps heat from a cooler to a warmer area and can draw out heat from air, water or the earth. Heat pumps functions like an air conditioning unit in the summer season and an electrical heating system in the winter, therefore incorporating both a heating and cooling unit in one device. There is a coefficient of performance, which determines the ratio of heat output to electrical power consumption, measures the performance of a heat pump.

Small quantities of energy can be used to pass heat from one place to another. Generally, heat pumps will pull heat from the air or the ground in order to warm a building. They can also be reversed in order to cool a structure. They work much the same way as air conditioning unit do, other than that they can do the work of both an ac system and a heater. For that reason, when heat pumps are used it is not necessary to set up both heating and cooling systems – a single system carries out both tasks.
Heat pumps are also more effective than heaters since they merely transfer heat rather than burn fuels to make it. As a result, they work much better in moderate rather than severe environments. For individuals in moderate environments like Arizona, using heat pumps rather than heaters and air conditioning unit can save considerable amounts of money on your utility bills.

Heat pumps are the most resourceful type of electrical heating system in moderate climates. In order to cool down rooms inside a home they collect the heat inside your house and efficiently pumping it outside. There are three kinds of heat pumps that one can set up: air-to-air, water source and ground source. Heat pumps can gather heat from air, water or ground and can use the same to heat or cool your house. When installing a heat pump in your home, one should think about using an energy-efficient heat pump system, remembering the environment of the region.

Air source heat pumps are a great option for mild and moderate environment areas, and ground source or geothermal heat pumps are efficient in climates with similar heating and cooling loads. The most typical types of heat pumps are the air-source and ground-source heat pumps. Ground source heat pumps are more expensive to install, but they are more effective and less noisy to run.


A geothermal heat pump is a pump which utilizes natural resources to heat and cool a house. The distinction between a Geothermal heat pump and a real heater is that Geothermal heat pumps draw their source of heat from the ground, while a real heating system produce heat from pulling in electricity from the grid. This can be expensive. Geothermal heat pumps can also be found under the names of; Geoexchange, Earthcoupled, or Water source heat pumps.

An air source heat pump (ASHP) works by drawing in the cold air from outside by means of a quiet fan. Energy is extracted from the air by the system’s heat exchanger. It will then transform this energy to heat your home. Due to their quick and easy setup, this type of heat pump can be utilized with existing heating system in your house and can also easily be introduced into new build real estate. They will generate energy throughout the year and do not count on light or wind to work.

A typical ASHP system is 300% effective. This means for each one kilowatt (kW) of electrical power it utilizes, it will produce 3kW of energy. With a solar PV installation, this will become even more effective as you are generating complimentary electrical energy for the heat pump to use to convert air into heat.

A Ground source heat pump is the very same concept as an air source heat pump in that its goal is to warm your house from natural resources. This method might end up being considerably more expensive as it needs pipes to be laid on a big area of land horizontally or for a well to be extracted for the pipeline vertically. This will extract heat from the ground and, after initial costs are taken into account, this type of heating system accomplishes even greater effectiveness than the air source heat pump and will therefore easily pay for itself over time.



Contact Allen Harris for more information about how you too can set up an efficient money-saving heat pump and have it working in your own home or office space with minimal interference to your day to day life. Call 01279 450779 or email Allen on info@commonsenseenergy.co.uk today to get started.