Can Heat Pumps Reduce Johns Creek Energy Bills?

Heat pumps that operate under optimal conditions can reduce your energy bills. Heat pumps are designed to use less energy because they do not generate heat. Call the R.S. Andrews Johns Creek Air Conditioning Repair team to see if one is right for you.

Heat pumps move existing heat around to where you need it. If there is a sufficient source of warm air, then the only energy you will have to pay to use, is the energy it takes to circulate the air. In most instances, this will be less than the cost of using a device to actively heat or cool the air. Choosing the right model for your climate, size and style of the building will produce more savings.

Heat Pumps Compared to Air Conditioners

Heat pumps and air conditioners in Johns Creek, GA, operate in a way similar to one another. Heat pumps and air conditioners move air from one place to another. The Johns Creek heat pump will take air from the outdoors and transfer it to the ducts inside. When you reverse the flow of the refrigerant, the refrigerant absorbs the heat cools it and releases it back indoors. Heat pumps differ from air conditioners because heat pumps can warm a home as well as cool it.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Heat pumps work by pumping heat from place to place. They use energy to extract heat from the ground or air. They do not create heat by burning fuel, as with a traditional furnace. Heat pumps counteract the natural movement of warm air moving to cooler air. The heat pump forces the warm air to move to a place with a higher temperature. Whether or not a heat pump operates efficiently and cost-effectively depends, in part, on the general climate. Your heat pump will perform best if you live in a moderate climate. More…

Energy Star, SEER, HSPF and AFUE Ratings

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) gives consumers an idea of their future energy costs with a particular appliance. Higher SEER ratings indicate greater energy efficiency. Heat Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) measure the total heating output of a heat pump. It is reported in BTUs. Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) is a rating that looks specifically at the efficiency of gas heating equipment. Higher ratings indicate greater efficiency. These ratios all provide a means by which consumers can compare models of appliances and decide which will produce the greatest energy savings. Consumers can use the energy ratings to compare units across brands.