A Cool Way To Heat Your Home

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Heat pumps are not new, they've been in use for more than thirty years.  Upward-spiraling energy costs and technological breakthroughs have made heat pumps a popular, sensible alternative to conventional heating and cooling systems.

A heat pump is an air conditioner that contains a valve that lets it switch between "air conditioner" and "heater." When the valve is switched one way, the heat pump acts like an air conditioner, and when it is switched the other way it reverses the flow of Freon and acts like a heater

A geothermal heat pump extracts heat from the earth through a series of pipes buried underground.  It is said to be more efficient than the most common type of heat pump, air-source heat pumps, which transfers heat between your house and the outside. Geothermal heat pumps operate on the principle that, at a particular depth, the earth remains more or less a constant temperature throughout the year. In cooler months, it contains more heat than air and vice versa. The earth absorbs 47% of the sun's energy, over 500 times the energy that we need per year. This is a huge energy source that with the help of heat pumps, can heat homes and even provide hot water. Overall savings is about 30-70%!

For more detailed information and pricing, visit http://www.heatpumpcentre.org

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Jennifer A. Martin, REALTOR® 

Bancroft Realty, LLC 

Direct: (469)-450-2129




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Robert Huntsinger
Empire Realty - Upland, CA
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You are right there are better, more economical and environmental, ways to heat our homes.  I personally have been on a quest to convert my home to a heat pump, instead of natural gas, but I want to do so with adding solar electric as a bundle so that I lower the gas and electric bills.  My problem with it is that I am only going to do so if it makes sense financially, until the solar system prices drop or the governmental incentives increase to give me a 10 year pay back I am not going to invest in a system with a 20 year life span with a 20 year payback period.

I hope that the economics of green get better so that someone other than the greenies will take advantage of these options.

Take care!


Jan 06, 2008 03:27 AM #1
Doug Gialluca
Smart Move Home Inspection LLC - Canton, OH
Licensed Home Inspector along with Radon and Pest
 Great Job, Jennifer, you should be a inspector or a heat pump sales rep.
Jan 06, 2008 03:41 AM #2
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