Guide to Using and Maintaining Your Heat Pump
If you’ve recently installed a heat pump, or have moved into a house with a heat pump, this guide will help you learn how it works and how to maintain it to keep it as efficient as possible.
How They Work
Heat pumps act much like a refrigerator in reverse, transferring heat from one place to another. While a fridge transfers heat from inside the fridge to outside (to cool the inside space), a heat pump uses a small amount of energy to move heat that exists outside the house, to the inside. Even on cold days there is heat available from the outside, which can be used to heat your home. This means that instead of generating heat like electric baseboards, they can use electricity to give more heat for less cost. The two components of a heat pump – an inside unit and an outside unit – work together as a system to transfer and distribute the heat to the home.