Add-on Heat Pump brochure - Basin Electric Power
How They Work Heat pumps operate very simply. They pull heat indoors from the outdoor air in the winter and from the indoor air in the summer. Even in the winter there is heat energy in the air. Heat pumps take heat from the air, warm it up a little and discharge it at a higher temperature. This transfer allows a heat pump to supply more heat than the equivalent energy it uses. That means they’re extremely efficient, which translates into lower operating costs. In the summer, the process is reversed. Heat pumps give reliable, efficient air conditioning and dehumidifying. ong>Addong>-on heat pumps install just like central air. A special thermostat manages the system and starts either the heat pump or the furnace when needed. The Power of Today Heat pumps are just one example of why electricity is the clean power of the future. People are discovering that electric technologies are more efficient and cleaner than combustion energy sources. Electric technologies simply do more with less energy. But the story doesn’t end with heat pumps. There is a broad spectrum of electric home heating and cooling options, ranging from flexible baseboard units to high-tech radiant heating. Electric air conditioners, water heaters, dryers and ranges make your home more efficient, cleaner and more convenient. Electric water distillers and high-efficiency lighting save energy while reducing emissions. Talk to your electric cooperative about the clean power of the future. The ong>Addong>-On Heat Pump Enhance your present system to gain savings and comfort Graphics provide by SRP www.srpnet.com Copyright © 2008 Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bismarck, ND To learn more about your heating and cooling options, talk to your local electric cooperative.