If you think you already know everything about heat pumps, you are wrong! Below are some fascinating facts about heat pumps that will surely blow your mind!
- The first ground source model of heat pumps was invented in the 1940s. Today, we are enjoying the versatility of heat pumps which are considered the widely-used heating systems worldwide.
- Heat pumps are most common in the U.S. and Europe. They are mostly used in regions with cold temperature like Norway.
- Contrary to popular belief, heat pumps are not renewable. They use a minimal amount of electricity to allow the pump mechanisms to work. Yet, they have great potential of saving a large amount on your energy bills.
- While using your heat pump, you will have an adequate supply of energy from the ground, water or even from air throughout the year. What people often find difficult to understand is the fact that heat pumps draw heat from its surroundings and increase the temperature using a reverse refrigerator device.
- What is the best thing about heat pumps? It is the fact that they produce less carbon dioxide emissions. If you’re using a ground-source heat pump, it emits lesser CO2 than a gas-powered and oil-powered heat pump.
- All types of heat pumps vary in price. The cheapest among them is air sourced heat pump because it requires minimal installation jobs. Meanwhile, a ground source heat pump may require you to dig a portion of your yard or the whole area for pipe installation, making it a bit expensive. The latter, however, is more energy efficient.
- Heat pumps have secured a spot in the Renewable Heat Incentive for residential and commercial properties. The incentive offers an amount in return to every kWh of energy that your heating system produces.
- If you are planning to replace your current heating system with a heat pump, make sure that your place is well insulated. Also, check if the heat produced in the building is at a constant level.
- Heat pumps have fewer moving parts which make them easy to maintain. Compared to traditional heating systems, heat pumps are proven to last longer.
- Your return on investment with using heat pump can range from £475 to £735 on fuel costs annually. For average sized homes, the ROI can reach as much as £1,300 every year. Depending on your home’s energy efficiency and the type of heat pump, your ROI may be higher or lower.
Keep in touch with T&L Air Conditioning to find out more surprising facts about your heating and cooling system. Give us a call for all your HVAC needs and we will be happy to help you. Contact us today!