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Eco-friendly, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems

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Air source heat pumps are eco-friendly heating and cooling systems that efficiently extract heat from the outdoor air to provide heating during colder and cooling during warmer months. They operate on the same principle as refrigerators but in reverse, using a refrigeration cycle to transfer heat instead of removing it.

Potential Energy Savings

Almost half of the average American household’s annual energy bill goes to heating and cooling, which means replacing your HVAC system with an ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump is one of the best methods to reduce your energy bill. Heat pump systems can heat and cool your home and function fine in cold weather.

How They Work

Using an evaporator, air source heat pumps draw in air from the surrounding environment. Even in colder temperatures, this air contains heat absorbed by a refrigerant inside the system. The heat absorbed causes the refrigerant to evaporate into a gas. The gaseous refrigerant gets compressed, which increases its temperature. This high-temperature gas gets passed through a condenser, where the heat is transferred to the indoor space for heating or removed for cooling. The refrigerant then returns to its liquid state, and the cycle repeats.

  • They are highly efficient, providing 3 to 4 units of heat for every 1 unit of electricity they consume. This results in significant energy savings, making them a cost-effective option for heating and cooling homes and buildings.
  • They offer a greener alternative to conventional heating and cooling systems. By relying on renewable energy from the ambient air, they significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a more sustainable environment.
  • They provide year-round comfort by offering heating and cooling capabilities in a single unit, eliminating the need for separate heating and air conditioning systems, and saving space and maintenance costs.
  • Many regions offer financial incentives, tax credits, or rebates to promote the adoption of energy-efficient technologies like air source heat pumps, making them even more financially appealing for homeowners and businesses.

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