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You Should To Know Heat Pump Can Replace Furnaces

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  • Date:2022/03/28

Can a heat pump replace a furnace and air conditioner?

------Heat pumps can replace furnaces and air conditioners. 

As a new energy product, heat pumps can not only replace the heating of furnaces, but also the refrigeration of air conditioners. The following are the reasons why a heat pump can replace a furnace and air conditioner.

1: Heat pumps can be both heating and cooling

  • A stove is designed to heat your home, while a heat pump can heat your home in winter and cool it in summer.

  • Unlike furnaces that run on natural gas, propane, or petroleum, heat pumps do not emit carbon dioxide.

  • In warm weather, a heat pump can change the cooling mode by reversing the flow of refrigerant through the coils, condensing it to produce cold air - a feature not found in furnaces, and why heat pumps can replace air conditioners.

2: Furnaces produce heat, but heat pumps do not

  • Furnaces burn fuels such as gas or propane to generate heat. If the stove is electric, it will generate heat like a hairdryer. It draws in the air and sends it to the heat exchanger, then the heating element heats the air and pushes the hot air out.

  • A heat pump, on the other hand, works by taking heat from outside and transferring it into your home even when it's cold. So instead of generating heat, a heat pump absorbs it and releases it into your home.

3: Heat pumps require less space

  • There should be at least 30 inches of clearance around the stove because if the wall is too close to the stove, it can heat dangerously. In addition, professional workers need easy access to maintenance and repairs.

  • Conversely, heat pumps that are located outdoors require at least 24 inches of clearance around them.

  • Therefore, any plants or debris around it should be removed as it needs a lot of air to transfer heat from the outside into your home.

4: Lower operating costs for heat pumps

  • Furnaces use a lot of fuel to generate heat. With a high efficiency heat pump, just enough electricity is needed to circulate the refrigerant to produce cold or warm air. As a result, heat pumps use less energy compared to furnaces, reducing operating costs.

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