Keeping your Dayton, Ohio home warm and cozy all through the winter can start to raise concerns about utility costs and the impact you’re having on the environment. Because of these concerns, many homeowners are eager to learn about alternative ways to heat their homes. At Allied Services, Inc. we have your answer: a heat pump. Heat pumps are an efficient, eco-friendly way to both heat and cool your home. Read on to learn more.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
Simply put, a heat pump uses electricity and refrigerant to move heat from one location to another. Basically, this means a heat pump works by extracting heat from the air outside your home, transferring it to refrigeration coolant, and compressing it to raise the temperature. The coolant is then moved to the indoor unit of the heat pump, passed over the hot coolant, and heats the home. This whole process only uses a small amount of electricity, so energy use and utility bills are greatly reduced.
Are There Different Kinds of Heat Pumps?
As you start to research heat pumps, you will find that there are a few different types to choose from. Air-source heat pumps absorb heat from the air for use in your home. Water source heat pumps use a loop of water to heat the air that is then pumped into your home. There are a number of factors to consider before installing a heat pump. A professional at Allied can let you know which type is available in your area and which is best for your home.
How Does a Heat Pump Benefit the Environment?
Because a heat pump only uses electricity for power rather than for the generation of heat, it uses much less energy and, therefore, fewer fossil fuels. You can even use a heat pump alongside your primary heating system and still see a reduction in your home’s carbon footprint.
At Allied Services, Inc., we have the right tools and expertise to install heat pumps in Dayton and the nearby areas. We carry Lennox and Carrier brands, which optimize energy use, maximize fuel efficiency, and minimize heating costs. Contact us at (937) 269-5059 to schedule an appointment.