When our wife and I decided to retire and transport south, both of us started looking at houses on the market. I noticed that the majority of the properties listed a heat pump as the source of temperature control. I’d never heard of a heat pump before and wasn’t sure if this was an asset or a disadvantage. In the area where we’d previously lived, both of us were accustomed to long and harshly chilly winters; Our new home was outfitted with a gas oil furnace and both of us never even bothered with a/c. Realizing our needs were going to be quite weird in our new location, I decided to research heat pumps. This type of plan runs on electricity and one of the biggest benefits is that it provides both heating and cooling. A single device handles year round comfort demands. In the summer, it functions very much care about a conventional cooling system. The device looks a lot care about an cooling system and uses refrigerant to pull heat energy out of the new home and transfer it outside. One of the advantages is that a heat pump is especially fine at getting rid of excess humidity. When the weather cools off in the winter, the heat pump literally reverses the flow of refrigerant. It finds ambient heat in the outdoor air and pumps it indoors. The process avoids the burning of fossil fuels, fumes, hot surfaces and redhouse gases. It’s exceptionally clean, safe, environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Heat pumps tend to be more high-priced to purchase and install than other types of heating/cooling units however they respectfully pay for themselves in energy savings.