A heat pump is a heating and cooling system that uses an appliance to move heat from one place to another.
Heat pumps are typically used to heat and cool buildings, but can also be used to heat water for swimming pools or hot tubs.
In the winter, a heat pump moves heat from the inside of a building to the outside, and in the summer, it does the reverse. Most homes have a central heating and air conditioning system that uses a furnace or space heater to heat the air and a local contractor to install and maintain the system. However, some homes have a heat pump that is used for both heating and cooling, making them more attractive to those looking for a means to heat and cool the home. Heat pumps are also becoming more popular for heating swimming pools and hot tubs. Many people are now choosing to install heated floors in their homes, which can be done with either a furnace or a heat pump. Heated floors are great for those living in climates where the permafrost, or when the ground becomes frozen, makes the floors very cold by removing the heat from them through the frozen earth below the home. This usually is only a problem for those living on the ground floor of a building or in a stand-alone home. When heating with a heat pump, it is important to have the unit serviced by a qualified technician on an annual basis. This will ensure that the unit is operating efficiently and will help to prolong its lifespan.