Heat Pump Systems – Efficiency, Suitability, Running Cost

A furnace could be quick in working but it isn’t an energy-friendly option. Similarly, an air-conditioner consumes more power than needed to reduce the indoor temperature of your home. But heat pump systems do the same job without squeezing your pocket.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

A heat pump works like a refrigerator. It transfers heat from cool areas to warm places. In summer, it will transfer heat from cool outdoor to warm indoor and vice versa in the winter. It controls temperature by heat transfer instead of increasing or decreasing the temperature and for this reason, it consumes little energy in comparison to furnace and air-conditioners.

Heat pumps systems come in three broad categories – air, water, and ground. Depending on the variety, a pump transfers heat from the air, water, or ground which is also called geothermal.    

Let’s discuss varieties of heat pumps

Ducted Air-Source

As evident from the name, it transfers heat from the outside air to the indoor and vice versa. And its advantage is that it can reduce your energy usage by 50% in the winter season. In summer, you will feel more comfortable as it will de-humidify your home better than your air-conditioner. And you will be surprised to know that it provides space heating options in colder regions.

Ductless Air-Source

If your home has no ducts, you can use ductless air-source pumps that are also called mini-split heat pump systems. Or you can choose a reverse cycle chiller pump that uses water instead of air. It will use hot and cold water to control your home temperature.


A geothermal pump costs a little higher than the earlier varieties, but its operational cost is lesser than others. It works by transferring heat from the ground that is from the closest source of water. Geothermal pumps have some added advantages like energy saving up to 60%, better humidity control, sturdy design, and they are suitable for a wide range of homes.

Absorption Pumps

These heat pump systems are designed for use in residential areas. They are also called gas-fired pumps as they use heat as energy and they can use a wide variety of heat sources.

If you are still using a traditional furnace or air-conditioner, you should consider switching to a heat pump that can save you energy while providing indoor comfort. Also, it will better suit your needs in the long run.

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