Did you recently buy or begin to rent a home with a heat pump? Are you trying to figure out exactly how this heating unit works? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We at Allied Service, Inc. of Dayton, OH want to make sure you are familiar with how your heat pump works and what you can do to help it operate at peak efficiency. A heat pump, simply put, transfers heat from one low-temperature location to a higher-temperature area. Heat pumps move hot air, which is different from other heat sources like a furnace that creates hot air by burning a fuel source. Heat pumps keep warm air moving to where you need it, keeping your Dayton home warm and toasty (or cool during the summer months). Many people choose to install a heat pump for its cost savings. Energy.gov notes that “because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.” Heat pumps come in many different makes and models. You can choose from air-to-air, water-to-air, and even geothermal heat-pump options. If you’re not sure what type of heat pump you have in your Dayton home, you can call Allied Services, Inc. to have one of our HVAC technicians come to your home. Allied Services, Inc. can help you know how your heat pump works and make sure your Dayton HVAC system is operating at its best. To schedule an in-house consultation or ask additional heating questions, contact Allied Services by calling (937) 269-5059.