Special Features to Look for When Purchasing a Heat Pump

Environmental Blog

Heat pumps are an excellent way to keep your house warm without damaging the environment. Heat pumps work by taking heat from around your property and converting it into heat that can be used in the home – either as air or water. A special gas is used to increase the temperature of outside heat, making it suitable for indoor use.

There are various models of heat pump to choose from, and it can be tricky to work out which one is best for you. Take a look at the list of special features below, making a note of those that are relevant to you. You can then compare the different heat pump models, and ensure that you make the right choice, while avoiding paying over the odds for features you might not use.

Air purification

If you or anyone in your home suffers from allergies, then a heat pump with built-in air purification is a good choice. Air will be purified before it enters the home, and any particles or bacteria will be trapped. They can help prevent issues with pollen for hay fever sufferers, and reduces air pollutants in homes close to main roads. You might find that asthma symptoms improve with use of a heat pump with air purification, as there will be less dust in the air, and the temperature will be more comfortable for breathing. Carpets and furnishings will also collect less dust, reducing the amount you need to clean.

Cooling mechanism

If you live in a place where temperatures change a lot, it can be useful to invest in a heat pump with a cooling mechanism. A cooling option means you'll get more for your money, as your heat pump will be useful even when it's not cold. Your home will be much more comfortable during summer, and you could save on installing an additional air conditioning system or buying expensive fans. For year round comfort, even in hot weather, a heat pump with a cooling option is the obvious choice. If you live in a fairly mild climate, then this feature might not be necessary.

Swimming pool compatibility

Some heat pumps provide warm air only, while others can also offer warm water. Swimming pools can be expensive to heat, and if you're buying a heat pump then it's worth investing a little more for a model that can be connected to your pool. You should contact your local installation provider for details on the best heat pump for pools, as well as further information and advice on installation. If you don't have a pool, then you might still like to purchase a pump that can heat water - it's a one-off investment that will save you money in the long term.


26 September 2016

Saving energy easily

I want to be better about saving energy, but I am so busy it's easy to forget to turn off all of the lights and appliance in the house. I am really excited about some of the easy ways that I have found to save energy such as apps that let you turn off the house lights or air conditioning from your phone. I can check on how much energy I am using at any time and make adjustments as needed. It's an easy way to make sure that I am doing my bit to save energy and protect the environment.