Efficient, Easy, Earth-Saving Energy Practices and Ideas

My name is Natalie, and in this blog, I am going to write about a lot of different energy practices. I plan to write about solar panels, indoor air filtration, wind farms and whatever else strikes my fancy when I'm writing. I want to focus on easy and efficient energy practices, and I hope to explain how those practices can benefit the earth. My interest in energy and the environment started when I was just a teen. I attended a camp where we studied the environment whilst also doing a lot of foraging, hiking and other things that allowed us to engage with nature. From that week onward, I've wanted to change the world and its relationship with energy. I hope this blog is just the start.

Reasons to Choose an Electric Heat Pump System For Heating

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If you are looking for a way to have heating in your home, you might want to consider having a heat pump installed.  This provides efficient heat, doesn't use a lot of energy, and provides a wide range of benefits. Here are some of the advantages of using an electric heat pump.

They Provide Heating and Cooling

Not only does a heat pump offer you effective heating throughout your home when the temperatures drop, but in the summer and fall months when it's hot out, you can also use it for cooling purposes. It actually provides an eco-friendly way to provide cooling in your home without needing a separate air conditioning unit. With the heat pump for cooling, it works like your refrigerator moving heat to a warm space, so that the space you want cool doesn't have all that excess heat.

Electric Heat Pumps Are Low Maintenance

As compared to geothermal heat pumps and HVAC units with heating, the maintenance does tend to be a little lower with electric heat pumps. Aside from a routine inspection, the primary maintenance task you need to complete is to change or clean out the air filter. This is similar of all cooling and heating systems. The air filter captures dust and debris to keep it from entering the air in your home, but it can get clogged over time. If it is a reusable air filter, you only need to clean it. Otherwise, you should replace the air filter with a new one on a routine basis.

The Heat Pump Has a Long Lifespan

While installing a heat pump in your home can be pricey, it is a good investment since it lasts a long time. This reduces the risk of having to get another heating system installed in a few years, which is sometimes a risk with other methods of heat. Getting regular maintenance and inspections will help it to last as long as possible. Just remember if you notice any issues with the heat in your home, that you have a technician check the heat pump right away. This can help it to last longer and protect your investment.

Also keep in mind that the operating costs and your monthly energy bills are often lower when using an electric heat pump as opposed to an HVAC system or a heat pump that uses gas. Consult a heating professional to discuss other benefits of heat pumps.


29 July 2016