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How does a Heat Pump Work?
Heating Season. Facts to know
1.) Even in cold temperatures, heat still exists in the air.
2.) The heat pump refrigerant absorbs the heat from the outside air. Compresses it making it even hotter and sends it to the coil.
3.) The coil heats up from the headed refrigerant passing through it and conditions the air as it is blown across the coil.
4.) As the Passing air grabs the heat from the coil, the refrigerant inside the coil cools down and is sent back to the heat pump to absorb the heat from the outside and repeats the process.
5.) As the temperature outside drops, it is harder for the heat pump to extract enough heat to keep up with the homes heating needs.
6.) When the heat pump cannot keep up with the homes heating needs, it has reached its "balance Point" and needs back-up heat sources, such as resistant heat strips to keep the home comfortable.

 
How does a Heat Pump Hybrid System Work?
A hybrid system uses a furnace instead of an air handler inside the home.

This allows a fossil fuel furnace to be used as the back-up source for the heat pump instead of the resistant heater used in an air handler.

This is usually done when the existing furnace does not need to be replace and air conditioning functions are being added to the home. Or if there is insufficient electrical capacity for electric heat.
   
How Efficient is a Heat Pump?
Energy Cost Comparisons, $/Million BTU
Professor Dennis Buffington from the department of agricultural and biological engineering of Penn State University say "To make and "Apples to Apples" comparison of different forms of energy the comparison must be on the basis of dollars per million B.T.U.s." To the left is an energy cost comparison to create 1million B.T.U.s.
   
How much would I use a Heat Pump?
1.) Equivalent days per year the Heat Pump can maintain comfort: 326

2.) Equivalent days per year the Back-up Furnace heat is needed to maintain comfort: 39

3.) Total Hours Heat Pump can maintain comfort: 7824

4.) Total Hours Electric Heat can maintain comfort: 936