Just because winters in our area are not as severe as in the Northeast or a place line Minnesota doesn’t mean that you can overlook the importance of your heating system. It does mean, however, that a heat pump is a great option to consider. Moderate climates such as ours are actually ideal for the use of heat pump technology.
Think back to the previous heating season? Were you completely satisfied with the performance of your heater? Did it function both reliably and efficiently? If not, a replacement may be in order. If so, consider replacing your existing system with a heat pump in Everett, WA.
Reap the Benefits of the Heat Transfer Process
Combustion based heaters, like gas furnaces or oil boilers, rely upon the combustion of their respective fuel sources in order to generate heat. Electric heaters, like the electric furnace, rely upon electric resistance in order to generate heat. While heat pumps are technically electric heating systems, they use that electricity in a different way.
Rather than generating heat directly, heat pumps use a small amount of electricity in order to transfer existing heat into the home. Just as air conditioners, and heat pumps themselves, use the evaporation of refrigerant in order to remove heat from the air in homes during the summer, the heat pump uses the same process to remove heat from the air outside in the winter.
Just because it is cold out does not mean that there is not plenty of heat energy in the air outside. The heat pump absorbs this heat, and the warmed refrigerant is then compressed in the system’s compressor. That it is then condensed, and its heat is used to heat air for distribution throughout your home. The process can be reversed so that the heat pump can double as an AC during the summer season, as well.
Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to schedule your heating services.