If you just searched for “heat pumps Kent” in the search bar of Google, you are most likely looking for suppliers who also install this type of technology. But if you are like most people, you probably don’t have any idea on how it works. Well, we’re ready to provide you with information here.
Heat pumps are for places with moderate heating needs. They won’t work in places like Alaska, however, they are perfect for places like Kent where the weather is not extreme.
They are like refrigerators in that electricity is used to move cool air to a warm space. The heat pump moves air from your house to the outdoors. When it is time for heating, it moves heat from the outdoors to your house, and the reverse is done during the cooling season- air is moved from your house to the outdoors.
The good thing about heat pumps is that, because they do not generate heat and instead move it, they cost less to operate. As a matter of fact, it only costs half of the cost of HVAC appliances.
There are three types of heat pumps: geothermal, water source, and air-to-air. Although their specifics differ, they work basically the same. They collect heat from the ground, water or air and concentrate it and release it to your home.
Among the three types of heat pumps, it’s the air-to-air appliances that are the most common.
While in the past heat pumps couldn’t generate as much heat compared to an airconditioning unit, the technology has improved so that it can be used for colder regions.
So, now that you know that heat pumps are the better alternative to other heating appliances, you’re probably wondering which type of heat pump to use.
Well, that really depends on whether or not your premises has a duct. If it does not have a duct, you should use the ductless version, which is called a mini-split heat pump. Also, there is a special type of air pump called a reverse cycle chiller. It generates cold and hot water instead of air, so you can use it with floor heating systems.
A geothermal heat pump is more efficient if you have a nearby water source or are near the ground. Ground pumps are more expensive to install, however, they cost less to operate since they are using the constant temperature of the ground or water.
Geothermal pumps can reduce your electricity bill by 30% to 60%. Aside from this, they can control humidity and can fit a wide variety of business settings. It sounds good, but not all businesses can have it.
Would a geothermal pump be best for your business? That really depends on whether or not you have a lot surrounding the premises. It also depends on the subsoil and the landscape.
Before you decide on which type of heat pump to use, make sure to consult with a supplier-installer so you only get the best one for you.