“Ground-source heat pumps are a great way of heating. Apart from being quiet and cheap to run, they need little maintenance and last for ages. Heat pumps will help the shift away from traditional gas- and oil-fired boilers – in fact, the UK’s recent 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution” envisages 600 000 heat pumps being installed in Britain every year by 2028. That’ll save the equivalent of 71 million tonnes of carbon-dioxide emissions (16% of the country’s total).
First developed in the 1940s by an American inventor called Robert C Webber after a bizarre incident in which he burned his hand on the hot outlet pipe from his domestic deep freezer, there are now countless ground-source heat pumps around the world. Study after study has shown that such systems are both effective and efficient. The reason why they’re not the number-one choice for heating buildings is simple: the up-front costs are high.”
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While ground-source heat pumps have been around for awhile, they obviously differ from air-source heat pumps. In cold climates, it is still possible for air-source heat pumps to warm your home. However, ground-source heat pumps are able to pull warm air more consistently since the ground is warmer at a certain depth versus outside air. Regardless of what the source is, both are better for the environment as no gas or oil is used to fuel them.
Apple Valley Eagan Appliance can install a heat pump in your home to replace an old or broken furnace. Call us at 952-953-0080 or visit our heating page for more information.