The summer is finally here and the air conditioners are running in full-force. There’s no better way to cool off than by opening up your windows, right? Wrong. Leaving your windows open will let all the heat out of your house and draw cold outside air into it. Just imagine what a disaster this can cause if you have an old, inefficient heating system! So how do you know which type of domestic air source heat pump buy? Here is a little guide for beginners on choosing the best kind of appliance for your home.
What Is A Heat Pump In Simple Terms?
In simple terms, a heat pump is a device that uses energy from the environment to warm or cool your home. The most common type of heat pump is an air-conditioning unit, but heat pumps can also be used to cool buildings and greenhouses.
A heat pump works by transferring thermal energy from one area to another. In most cases, this thermal energy comes from the air conditioner’s refrigerant circulating through the system. The compressor in the air conditioner compresses the refrigerant and then releases it into the atmosphere. The hot gas molecules travel through the cold air and return to Earth as cold liquid water droplets (evaporating). This process sucks thermal energy out of the room and transfers it to another area of your home, such as the attic or basement.
Are you considering having a domestic air source heat pump installed in your house? Heat pumps that are capable of both cooling and heating are available from Poolworld. To decide which is ideal for you, please visit POOLWORLD for more information.