Are Heat Pumps Right For Your Home?

Winter might be coming to an end, but homeowners still need to keep their home heated did during those late season cold spells. If you are looking to add a little extra heat to your home, you should consider investing in heat pumps. There are many different types of heat pumps, and they can be used to heat rooms of various sizes. This article compares heat pumps and explains what you should look for when investing in one.

Space Heaters

There are ceramic, forced air and radiant space heaters that can work well in extremely small areas. That is, they are only effective in small bedrooms because they have such limited range. Heat pumps are much bigger.

Heat Pumps

They have better range and can be used in larger rooms because they use forced air to circulate heat. That is, they have a blower that pushes the heated air into your room. Heat pumps can be used to warm up a large living room or studio apartment effectively. It is very important to realize that no matter how powerful he puppies, you should only rely on it to heat one room at a time. That is, you don't want to try to heat multiple rooms with a single pump. The room that the pump is in will be extremely hot, while the next room will probably get barely any heat.

Portable and Wall-Mounted Pumps

When shopping for heat pumps, you first need to decide if you want a wall-mounted unit or a portable unit. Portable units are usually more convenient because they can be moved around from room to room the wheeled base. However, some people don't like having a portable unit because it still has to be plugged in, and they don't like having a large heating appliance sitting in the middle of the room. The good thing about a wall-mounted unit is that they are a little more low profile and out of the way. It depends on your exact heating needs. Heat pumps can be an effective source of heat if you just need to add some warmth to a few rooms of your house. Obviously, even if you have central heating, there is a good chance that some parts of your home are not going to heat up as evenly as others.

So, having a heat pump to keep these colder rooms and little warmer can ultimately allow you to turn down your central heat, and use a little less electricity. For more information, contact your local residential HVAC repair team today!