Why get a heat pump?
Heat pumps are a fantastic solution for today’s households. They pump heat in the winter, cool and dehumidify in the summer, can filter the air, are energy efficient, and can even save you significant amounts on your power bill.
How does a heat pump work?
A heat pump is like a fridge in reverse. During winter it uses electricity and a unit placed outside your house (much like the back of your fridge) to move warmth from the outside into an interior unit, then on to the spaces you want to heat. During summer you can reverse the cycle, pushing the warm air inside the house to the outside.
Heat pumps are a great choice because they’re:
- Energy efficient (they don’t generate heat; they use electricity only to operate a small compressor and a couple of fans)
- Easy to operate
- Available in a range of shapes and sizes
- Thermostatically controlled, so the temperature never exceeds the maximum you set
- Programmable – you can set your heat pump to turn on and off at times that suit you.