Cooling your home and reducing heating bills with Heat Pumps

A heat pump is an efficient method of heating a home during the winter and also cooling it during the hot summer months

Whether its winter or summer, a heat pump works by moving heat to keep indoor areas comfortable. During winter, heat is collected from the air outside to warm the home. Even “cold” air contains some heat. In the summer, a heat pump acts as central air conditioning by collecting heat inside the home and discharging it outside.

A heat pump can produce two to three times more heat than the electricity it uses. Today’s heat pumps are approximately 60% more efficient for cooling than standard central air units over 10 years old.

Installed with a high efficiency furnace, heat pumps can provide an incredibly efficient heating and cooling system. The heat pump can heat the home until the outside temperature is below 35 degrees Fahrenheit without the furnace, saving homeowners a significant amount on their gas bills.

For more information on the benefits of heat pump systems contact Steve Huntley at O’Mara Plumbing, Heating & Cooling (616) 527-9368.