It’s a misconception that heat pumps do not operate over the summer months. Yet for the residents of Jefferson County, St. Charles County and St. Louis, the heat pump can be quite beneficial for any home looking to maximize energy efficiency, year round. Hoffmann Brothers’, a heating and air conditioning contractor, serving the communities of Jefferson County, St. Charles County and St. Louis, dispels the misgivings on heat pumps.
Are heat pumps the latest in heating and cooling technology?
For more than 50 years, heat pumps have been conditioning homes in St. Charles County, Jefferson County, and St. Louis.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
Because heat pumps generate as much as three times the heat it actually utilizes in energy, these heating units are very energy efficient.
Unlike a furnace, which relies on electricity or fossil fuels to warm the home, a heat pump extracts existent heat via a refrigeration cycle process. When outside temperatures are too cold for heat pumps to condition indoor temperatures, the furnace or an other heating system takes over to warm the household.
Over the warm months, heat pumps reverse engineer cool air, by collecting outdoor air, using a condensing process that transfers the coolness indoors.
Do heat pumps perform any other functions besides heating and cooling the home?
Some households in St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County rely on a heat pump to maximize energy efficiency. As these heating devices work as an add-on, or as a dual-fuel system, these heating and cooling systems share the responsibility of conditioning the home’s temperature, even though they never work simultaneously. In this case, the heat pump maximizing your home’s energy efficiency.
Find out if a heat pump is a feasible option for your St. Louis County, St. Charles or Jefferson County property http://www.hoffmannbros.com/air-conditioning-heat-pumps.html.