A little over 5 years ago, my hubby as well as I moved down south, every one of us bought a small home with a beautiful view of a lake surrounded by palm trees, the beach house is heated as well as cooled with an older heat pump.
The heat pump is harshly innovative in that the single unit handles both heating as well as cooling. It runs on electricity, as well as there’s no combustion processâ€¦ Rather than burn fossil fuels to generate heat, the method moves existing heat from one locale to another. In the summer, it pulls heat from inside the home as well as uses refrigerant to move it outdoors, however no matter how hot the outdoor temperature, it keeps the home perfectly cool. The heat pump is also quite good at handling excess humidity, and despite the age of the heat pump, we’ve found it to be reliable as well as energy efficient. During the milder weather, the method draws from the ambient heat in the outdoor air, compresses it to a higher temperature as well as supplies it inside. In our local area, the outdoor temperature rarely drops below forty degrees. The heat pump has no problem keeping up with the needs of our little house, but unfortunately, every once in a while, every one of us get hit with an unproper chilly snap! When below cold un-even temperatures arrive, our seasoned heat pump struggles. Modern heat pumps have become increasingly effective, no matter the weather. We’ve considered replacing our method however the cost of a current heat pump is astronomical. There’s typically only a few weeks per year that we’re faced with such severe weather. My hubby as well as I bought a small electric furnace that resembles a wood burning stove. It provides enough heat to make up for the inadequacies of the heat pump.