Heat Pump Systems
Heat pumps are ideal for moderate climates, such as the Pacific Northwest, because there aren’t extreme heating and cooling needs.
Outside air that is above absolute zero contains some heat. A heat pump extracts heat found in the air or ground and transfers it into your house. It can also take the heat in the air in the house and extract it cool your home. Under the right conditions it can do this substantially more cost-effectively than a gas or oil furnace. Heat pumps can save anywhere from 40% to 60% energy compared to a traditional, electric furnace.
Advantages of Heat Pumps
There are a number of advantages to using heat pumps in and around the Portland Metro area.
- Inexpensive to run
- Provide year-round comfort
- Low-density heat is safe for children and elderly
- Convenient and easy to use
- Environmentally friendly