An Inverter Heat Pump Review That Will Save You Money

  • An inverter heat pump makes your home more efficient in several different ways. Heat pumps, unlike traditional furnaces and air conditioners, provide you with an excellent degree of energy conservation, which keeps your monthly energy bill low. A well-designed inverter heat pump also minimizes the energy needed for cooling during the summer and cuts down on your overall heating costs. These pumps work by taking the warmed air out of your home and pumping it outside, where it can be used as heating or cooling by the homeowner. An inverter heat pump is almost always made of copper tubing, because of its excellent conductivity and thermal resistance.

    The majority of modern inverter heat pumps are part of a refrigerant cycle, which starts before you turn the unit on and finishes after the cooling process is complete. This process is necessary because the device requires an initial energy source (in the form of electricity) to heat the refrigerant and then to cool it. After the initial energy source is removed, the refrigerant must undergo a second heating cycle to remove any moisture that may be in the refrigerant. The third cycle is the cooling process, which may require a compressor to speed up the rate at which the refrigerant is drained.

    A variable speed compressor in most systems makes it easy to change the speed that the unit is running at. As your house gets warmer, the compressor is able to add more cooling capacity through the increased rate of compression. The result is that your residence's temperature is constantly regulated, reducing the amount of time that it is either too hot or too cold to stay comfortable. A fixed speed compressor works much differently. Since the output is directly tied to the electrical demand from the system, the output of the unit is typically lower than what you would get from a variable speed compressor.

    Another advantage of an inverter heat pump is that it can work with both types of systems. Some of the heat pumps sold for residential use are also available in commercial applications. These systems use desuperheaters to warm the water used for the condensing process. When these units are used in a conventional system, the water is heated before it goes through the condensing unit.

    A good feature of an inverter heat pump is that it will operate in a variety of systems. The maximum capacity is based on the size of the device and how much energy it is capable of storing. If you choose a device that is too small for your needs, it will have a minimal effect on the temperature of your home.

    One negative aspect that some people may experience while using an inverter heat pump is that it can cause a decrease in the quality of air in your home. The reason for this is because the fan will kick on and run faster than the cooling system is capable of cooling. This causes the system to work harder than what it should be. However, there are many models of heat pumps that will allow you to reduce this effect. You should read a temperature range chart so that you know which units will work best in your area.