If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to central air and oil and gas furnaces, you should consider a heat pump. Heat pumps provide an energy efficient alternative to other heating systems and don’t burn any fuel in order to run. They move heat between the outdoor and indoor air rather than generating heat, using less energy to heat and cool your home. A heat pump can provide both heating and cooling for your home by changing the direction of heat transfer into or out of your home.
Typically, heat pumps pull heat out of the air and transfer it into the air in your home, and this process can be reversed so that the heat pump is drawing heat energy out of the air in your house and transferring it outside to cool your home as well. So when you buy a heat pump, you don’t need to buy and maintain separate heating and cooling systems.
Heat pumps are environmentally friendly because they don’t burn fuel. Instead, they use a special kind of refrigerant that absorbs heat and delivers it to where it needs to go—either into your home from outside (during the winter) or out of your home from inside (during the summer). This also makes heat pumps very energy efficient, because they are simply transferring heat and not producing it.
Because heat pumps are energy efficient and also eliminate the need for separate heating and cooling systems, investing in a heat pump could save you money on your heating and cooling costs. They are mostly recommended for those that live in moderate climate areas because most pumps generally do not perform well during long periods of sub-freezing temperatures. But heat pumps are well suited for Baltimore’s moderate weather, and some advanced cold climate heat pumps can provide heating even when temperatures are as low as 0 degrees.
If you’re interested in Baltimore heat pump installation, contact All Seasons Heating & Cooling today.