We at Clarksburg Contractors offer a range of high-quality heating solutions to help you keep your home warm, and one of our most popular offerings is our heat pumps. Heat pumps are an excellent alternative to gas-powered furnaces, as they are more environmentally friendly and cheaper to run. In this article, our team will provide more detail on how heat pumps help reduce fossil fuel consumption so that you can decide if they are right for you.
How Heat Pumps Work
To explain how heat pumps help cut fossil fuel consumption, we first need to explain how they work. The simplest way to put it is that heat pumps are designed to move heat energy from one area to another, which allows them to provide both heating and cooling. In the wintertime, your heat pump gathers heat energy from the outdoor air (even when it’s cold outside, the air has some heat energy available) and pumps it indoors to warm your home. In the summer, this process works in reverse, with the heat pump collecting heat from inside your home and pumping it outdoors.
How Heat Pumps Reduce Fossil Fuel Consumption
Heat pumps reduce fossil fuel consumption by being more efficient than traditional gas furnaces. Because heat pumps simply move heat around instead of generating it, they require much less energy to operate. On top of that, most heat pumps are over 100 percent efficient, which means they produce more energy in the form of heat than they consume in electricity.