In this article we discuss what heat pumps in New Zealand mean, their impact on the environment and how to choose a good pump. Learn the value of this technology as well as what it is not!
A heat pump is an air-source heating and cooling system. It uses the power of the sun, heat from the earth or water and it pumps air through coils filled with cooled liquid into a building where it warms again. The longer you have your building heated, the more costly the investment will be.
These pumps are quite common. They are used in homes and large commercial buildings such as hospitals and schools. With most homes these days there are solar panels which harness the rays of the sun and use them to warm the air.
This can be done by fans and/or heat exchangers inside large buildings, both of which require additional and complex equipment to operate. This equipment is costly and a lot of energy is used to keep the air circulating.
The cost of heating your home can be reduced considerably by using a heat pump instead. Not only does it reduce your energy bill, but you can also go green and replace the traditional heating sources with a new type.
A heat pump takes advantage of the natural warmth of the earth to pump the warmed air directly into your home. There is no energy needed from your electrical supply. A great deal of study has gone into finding the right placement of this type of technology in New Zealand.
There are many reasons why a pump would be installed in a home. The first would be if the house was hot, the heat pump would naturally keep the air inside the house at a constant temperature. It is possible for a pump to be placed in a room where the heat has already started to build up and still the air is heated to the desired level.
As a result, it would be very costly to change out the air filters, lamps and heaters in a room. It would also be more expensive to allow the current room temperature to be exceeded. If the pump was in the room it would automatically control the temperature of the air and allow the warmth to adjust accordingly.
If you look at the concept, it really makes sense for a pump to be installed in a warm room and located in a location that would allow the pump to take advantage of the natural warmth of the earth to maintain the room’s temperature. With this type of technology you do not have to worry about expensive energy bills, you just need to turn the pump on and watch the energy consumption drop!
If you look closely at how it works, you will see that it is actually the Earth’s energy that is being harnessed. We don’t use air to warm the air in our homes, so the whole concept of the pump is different. The pumps use the energy coming from the sun, the heat of the earth or from the water.
It is the Earth’s energy that warms up the air and then transfers it to the heater in the home. The pipes are placed in strategic places throughout the home, both indoors and out, and lines are installed underground so that they are as unobtrusive as possible and are not noticed.
The heat pump is a great product that can help conserve the earth’s resources. By avoiding the use of fossil fuels and relying on the earth itself for its energy, it helps to lower our dependence on foreign oil and ultimately, help us save our planet.