Inverter heat pump systems are designed to maximize the energy efficiency of your climate control system. Homeowners have been using heat pumps to air condition their homes for many years. In recent years, inverter technology is beginning to grow in popularity. Not every new heat pump system will include inverter technology. It is usually considered to be an upgrade or special feature.

In the inverter heat pump system, the compressor houses the inverter. This special feature improves the entire unit’s ability to perform. A heat pump is designed to pull warmth from the air to heat your home and the system will pull heat from your home and disperse it outside when it cools the house.

Inverter Heat Pump


Most modern heat pump systems include both heating and cooling. They are very energy efficient and can help reduce monthly energy costs. Various models will operate on electricity, gas or oil. Homeowners using natural gas, propane or heating oil will usually find they experience significant savings when they install an inverter heat pump system.

This system has been in use in Europe and Asia for many years. They consist of two parts, an outdoor component called the condensing unit and an indoor component called the evaporator. These work together and offer both cooling and heating.

Unlike a inverter heat pump traditional air conditioner compressors operate at a fixed and constant speed. They run until the room reaches the desired temperature and then shut down. When the room temperature gets above the desired number, the system turns on again.

Operation Method:

Inverter heat pump systems operate at varying, but constant speeds. The refrigerant cycle of the inverter system will operate at a different speed depending on the heating and temperature loads. The system automatically adjusts the delivery speed of the refrigerant which keeps it operating constantly. They do not start and stop which can reduce wear and tear on the parts and increase energy savings. Some of these systems may even qualify for federal tax advantages.

There are several benefits of installing an inverter heat pump system. First, the energy savings can be significant depending on the how the system is operated. Systems using propane, natural gas and oil produce the highest energy savings.

Second, since the inverter heat pump unit is so energy efficient, it minimizes the amount of energy lost because of system cycling. This helps improve the overall energy efficiency of your home and reduces the amount of energy consumption. This helps protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Inverter technology can also help reduce wear and tear on the compressor components and extend the life of the system.


If you are considering installing an inverter heat pump system, be aware of the differences between multi-speed and variable speed. While these terms are used to describe the inverter, they may also be used to describe the speed of the heat pump blower.

Choosing to install an inverter heat pump system can result in increased energy efficiency and reduced energy costs. The system may also be eligible for federal tax advantages.

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