How Does a Home Heat Pump Work?

When it comes to heating homes in Canada, the use of a heat pump is probably one of the best kept secrets. They’re widely used in Europe and Asia. A heat pump draws heat from the air or from the earth and transfers it into the home. So, at first thought, one might think there’s little heat available from these sources in the dead of winter. But, the reality is that a modern heat pump system can draw enough heat to keep the average home warm in the winter. Even on the coldest day of the winter season and with little need for backup heating. Heat pumps do not rely on energy forms, such as natural gas or oil, to provide heat. Therefore, they can be tremendously energy efficient and economical to operate. So, how does a home heat pump work? Types of heat Pumps There are two basic categories…