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The Heat Pump - The Energy Efficient Alternative

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There are several types of heat pump systems in use today across the nation. The reasons so many homeowners are choosing this device varies, but there are a few common denominators.

One of the leading reasons heat pumps are being installed instead of replacing a furnace or air conditioner, is just that, they function as either a heat or cooling generator. When a heat pump replaces an air conditioner and the furnace is still hooked up, the home owner also has a choice of which to use to heat their homes.

In most cases, the furnace used either oil or natural gas as the energy source. With the heat pump in the system that uses electricity, the home owner has the option of which unit to operate. When the seasonal cost of oil and gas goes up beyond the price of electricity, the heat pump can be used to reduce the energy bill. This is an option many homeowners really like.

The energy efficiency of heat pumps is another advantage. They are made of the latest technical advances. This reduces not only the carbon foot print of the home owner by using less energy, but also reduce their fixed cost of making the environment inside their homes more comfortable.

The most efficient heat pump system is the geothermal heat pump. This type of system utilizes the temperature variance that occurs between the surface of the earth and the temperature below the ground. In most cases, the underground system is only 4 to 6 feet, but this is enough to make a difference. This also makes this type of system even for energy efficient.

These are just a few of the reasons more and more homeowners are installing heat pump systems in their homes in America. Not only are they reducing their energy consumption and monthly cost, but also reducing their negative impact on the environment.