Keep Warm This Winter With Inverter Technology, Without Breaking The Bank
Heat pumps have been in use for heating and cooling homes in moderate climates for decades, however new inverter technology is making it possible for others in more extreme climates to take advantage of all new levels of energy efficiency. Here’s how inverter technology can help you maintain a consistently comfortable temperature in your home, in winter and in summer.
Currently, not all heat pumps have included inverter technology, so if you want to upgrade your existing heat pump, or you want to switch from a conventional heating and air conditioning system to this more energy efficient system, you’ll want to shop carefully and choose one that does have the technology included.
How Does Inverter Technology Work
In the past, those who lived in more extreme climates that wanted to reduce their energy consumption and costs by using a heat pump system to heat and cool their homes, were told to provide supplemental heat in the winter to ensure that they’d be warm enough. In most cases, doing so effectively negated the energy savings and costs that they were attempting to achieve.
Traditional systems lose heat through the outdoor coil. Advances with inverter technology now allow systems to take advantage of the escaping energy, to use it to continue operating the system in more extreme environments. For example, in cold climates, heat pumps typically experience decreased pressure and refrigerant flow as the outside temperature drops, causing the system to work harder to heat the home.
Inverter technology, capturing the escaping heat energy, allows the heat pump to work at higher speeds without the accompanying higher temperatures. This means that the system is not working as hard to maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature inside the home, even if the outside temperatures would dip as much as to -13 degrees.
Some Additional Benefits Of Inverter Technology
*Consistent Room Temperature: Heat pumps without inverter technology have to cycle on and off, which not only is more wear and tear on the system, it also results in sometimes uncomfortable shifts in temperature inside the house. Inverter-driven pumps self-adjust to provide even heating and cooling.
*No Lost Energy: Inverter technology heat pump systems produce and delivery only the necessary amount of hot air for achieving your desired temperature, no more and no less.
*Quick Heating Times: Traditional heating and cooling systems take a long time to reach the desired temperature, whereas Inverter systems achieve quick, efficient heating and cooling as a result of their high rotation speeds.
*Even Energy Consumption: When the compressor is switched on in a traditional HVAC unit, there is a corresponding energy surge. Inverter systems have a smaller startup surge, and there are no additional energy usage spikes as there is with a traditional unit.
Inverter technology is making it possible for nearly all homeowners to take advantage of heat pump systems to reduce their energy consumption and cost. While doing so, they’ll lower the exposure of the environment to dangerous greenhouse gas and other pollutants.
Topic: Inverter Technology