Cooler temperatures have arrived in Lincoln, IL, and cold winter weather will soon be here. That’s why now is the time to consider a new heating system. Heat pumps offer a high level of energy efficiency, and they’re especially cost-effective in moderate climates like Lincoln’s. Read on to learn about why heat pumps are more efficient than other types of heating systems.
Transfer Heat Energy
Heat pumps don’t create heat. They move it. Less energy is needed to move heat than to create it, and is why heat pumps are more efficient than other types of heating systems. There are three types of heat pumps; they include air-, water- and ground-source. Ground-source heat pumps are also called geothermal heat pumps. Each type of heat pump transfers energy from one place to another.
New heat pumps have additional energy-saving features. One of these is a variable-speed motor. The variable-speed motor operates at the lowest necessary speed to get your home to the right temperature. By operating at the lowest possible speed, the system uses less energy. The heating cycles last longer, so your home’s air quality is also better. Fewer but longer cycles reduce energy use because the cycle start-up is what consumes the most energy.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
If you want the most energy-efficient heating system available, a geothermal heat pump is a wise choice. These systems use a series of buried pipes or tubes that carry the chemical refrigerant between your home and the Earth. The Earth’s temperature at six feet below the soil surface is remarkably consistent. The coils are buried at least six feet deep, so they take advantage of the 55- to 65-degree temperature. This allows the heat pump to transfer energy between the earth and your home all year long.
Quick Comfort is Lincoln’s trusted installer of heat pumps. You can also rely on us for quality heating and cooling repair, replacement, installation and maintenance services. We’re proud to offer helpful indoor air quality solutions, too. To learn more about what makes heat pumps more efficient, give us a call.