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How Does My Heat Pump Heat My Home?

Eugene is a great place to have and use a heat pump HVAC system, but do you know why? Understanding why requires a little background on how the systems work. The experts from Comfort Flow Heating can give you this quick overview, but remember that we are here to help you with all of your HVAC needs.

Absorbing Heat

Heat pumps do two things: they heat your home and they cool your home. They accomplish this by moving heat from one location to another, using refrigerant to facilitate the heat transfer. Believe it or not, there is always heat available in the winter air, and what your heat pump does is absorb that available heat, concentrates it and uses it to heat your home. Heat pumps can deliver the warm air via ductwork or via ductless indoor blowers.

The reason Eugene is such a good region to own a heat pump HVAC system is our climate. Some heat pumps don’t work well in areas where it gets very cold. While we certainly have winter, ours is relatively mild compared to other places. This makes our area a very good one for heat pump usage.

Why Choose a Heat Pump System?

There are a number of benefits a heat pump system can offer you and your home:

  • Very good energy efficiency – heat pumps don’t need to use any kind of fossil fuel, and they use only 25-50% of the electricity that a traditional air conditioner does. This makes heat pumps very energy efficient.
  • Longer lifespan – traditional heating systems like furnaces and boilers last 15-20 years whereas a heat pump system lasts 20-25 years.
  • Comfortable heating – heat pumps provide heat in a low volume manner, making them more comfortable than other forced-air systems.

If you feel a heat pump HVAC may be a good choice for your home, call the pros at Comfort Flow Heating today!

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