Different Heat Pump Systems And Their Advantages

Heat pumps are an excellent choice for heating and cooling your home and a more environmentally friendly option. However, you must understand the different heat pump systems, how they work, and how appropriate they are for your home before installing them.

Here's a breakdown of three of the best heat pump systems and their advantages.

Water-to-Water Heat Pump Systems

The water-to-water heat pump extracts water from the groundwater beneath your home to heat your home's water supply. This system works with a two-well system to provide efficiency and a constant hot water supply.

The pump extracts water from a supply well and uses the heat in the water to heat and vaporize the refrigerant in your heat pump. Your heat pump will then compress the vapor in the refrigerant circuit to heat enough water to operate the heating system.

The second well is the return well, where the cooled ground water flows.

The benefits of using a water-to-water heat pump system include the following:

  • It is an environmentally friendly option because the system doesn't emit any carbon dioxide
  • It has excellent efficiency because the ground and groundwater have constant temperatures
  • You can use the cool ground water to cool your home in the summer

The only downside to this heat pump system is that it is expensive to install and requires a rigorous licensing process. However, you will have a reliable, modern, and efficient heat system to serve you a lifetime.

Air to Water Heat Pumps

This heating system gets heat from the air and uses it to heat your water. The system uses radiators or underfloor heating to heat your water and ensure that you have a constant supply. You can use the hot water for your tubs, taps, and showers.

The main advantages of this heat pump system include the following:

  • The heat pump only requires electricity to function and helps you reduce the carbon footprint in the environment because it doesn't use nonrenewable fuels
  • It has lower purchase and maintenance costs than geothermal heat pump systems

You can improve your unit's efficiency with radiant panel heating like underfloor heating.

Geothermal Heat Pump System

The geothermal heat pump works like a reversed refrigerator. A refrigerator will remove heat to cool the interior, while a geothermal heat pump will use heat from the underground to heat your home.

Some outstanding benefits of using this heat pump system include the following:

  • Geothermal heat pumps do not produce any carbon monoxide and are an environmentally friendly heating option
  • You can use the system to cool your home in summer and reduce your air conditioning expenses

Modern geothermal heat pumps have adjustable outputs, meaning you can change your home's heating requirements. 

Contact a professional to learn more about heat pump systems