Going with a heat pump for the first time

Going with a heat pump for the first time

Dealing with all that winter throws at me is over.

I am thankfully leaving this area after a lifetime spent dealing with the winter weather and all the havoc it creates.

There will be no more HVAC furnace cranking, sub zero nights for this person. I even gave away all the gear I own for dealing with the snow and ice. That’s right, we are moving south and chasing the sun for the rest of our lives. Part of that change will also include a heat pump instead of a furnace for HVAC heat during the winter. We aren’t going so far south that we won’t have any winter. Our new region is known to have some cold snaps with highs around 50. So the lows can get close to the freezing point now and again. However, that is a very far cry from sub zero temperatures that’s for sure. This means that while we will need the occasional heat source, the furnace is a thing of the past. The heat pump, which is the most popular of the heating and cooling methods down here, will be heating our home. It’s pretty remarkable that this machine is able to actually extract heating energy from the outside air. What’s even better is all it has to do is reverse the refrigerant flow to do this. When a heat pump is cooling, it is also extracting heat energy from the house and exhausting it outside. During the winter it does just the opposite to warm the house.

 

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