What’s a heat pump and why should I consider it? – Energy Raven

If you have been looking for an efficient and cost effective way to heat and cool your home, you should consider a review of heat pumps. 


A heat pump is a versatile heating and cooling system that transfers heat between indoors and outdoors. Unlike traditional HVAC systems that generate heat, heat pumps extract heat from the air, ground or water sources and distribute it to provide warmth in the winter months. In summer the process is reversed, extracting heat from the indoor air and releasing it outdoors. 

Heat pumps are highly efficient because they transfer heat rather than generate it. By leveraging ambient heat sources they can produce up to three times more energy than they consumer, resulting in significant energy savings.

Using a heat pump can substantially reduce heating and cooling costs, particularly when compared to traditional HVAC systems. Savings of up to 30-40% is possible on energy bills. Heat pumps provide year-round comfort – eliminating the need for separate systems. They offer consistent and even temperature control throughout the year, ensuring comfort in all seasons. Heat pumps are built to last and require minimal maintenance. With proper care, they can have a lifespan of 15-20 years, providing reliable heating and cooling for years.  They can also be installed in a variety of different settings working for different homes and climates. 

Heat pumps have revolutionized the way we heat and cool our homes offering energy efficiency, cost sayings and year round comfort.