I’m pumped about heat pumps!

What’s a “Heat pump” and why should anyone be pumped about them?
A heat pump is an electrical/mechanical appliance that can be used for heating in the cold months and cooling in the warm months. It consists of two components: a heat exchanger outdoors and a head, (or mini-split) usually wall mounted indoors, connected by tubing.
How does a heat pump work?
This appliance uses advanced technology to extract heat from the cold outdoors and transfer it indoors, thereby keeping your living area warm and cozy! You may not have known that when it is, say, 15 degrees outdoors there is still enough heat in that frigid air to warm your house! [Note: Heat pump efficiency decreases as outdoor temperatures approach zero degrees Farenheit.] Since heat pumps do not actually heat, they just steal heat already out there, the cost of operating is only running the pump and a fan! This is usually way less than space or water heating per se, which leads to the first reason to add a heat pump.
Why should I add a heat pump?
Reason #1:
Because if you are cheap like me, you would rather spend less money than more. And

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