What Are The Benefits Of Owning A Heat Pump?
SAVES YOU MONEY
It costs a third to a quarter of the cost of standard electric heating.
HEATS OR COOLS
Take control of your comfort by setting the temperature on the remote you want it to achieve, whether it be above or below the current temperature of the room.
Instead of releasing damaging moisture into your home, heat pumps have the ability to extract moisture from the air thus saving you hundreds on possible curtain replacement and mould damage.
Excellent for allergy and asthma sufferers because all units contain filters to remove dust and other particles from the air. Some units have filters so fine that they can remove airborne viruses and odour particles.
No flammable fuels, fuels or hot elements making it one of the safest forms of heating.
An electronically controlled speed control that can slow down or speed up the units operation. This means a room can be heated faster when the unit is first turned on and when the desired temperature is reached the unit can be slowed down to just replace the heat that is being lost which saves power and means a quieter operation.
How Does A Heat Pump Work?
A heat pump works on basic refrigeration principles. It uses electricity to run a compressor, which pumps refridgerant gas around a system of copper pipe, thus the reduced power consumption. This refrigerant gas acts like a sponge for heat. When i is expanded in a vacuum it soaks up heat from the atmosphere that is conducted through the copper piping. When it is compressed it does the opposite, it gives off heat into the atmosphere by being conducted though the copper piping.
Therefore, a room can be heated by expanding the refridgerant gas in the outside unit (therefore) soaking up heat, pumping that refridgerant gas through to the indoor unit and then compressing it therefore giving off the heat. A room can be cooled by reversing the flow of the refridgerant gas therefore soaking up heat from the indoor unit and expelling that heat out at the outside unit.
While the indoor unit is cooling the metal plate contained in, it gets cold and gets condensation forming on it. This condensation is actually moisture out of the air in the house. The condensation quickly forms into water droplets and then flows down the interior drain in the indoor unit and outside. This means your house is being dehumidified.