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If you are looking to install a heat pump and heating system within your home or business there will be several choices available to you depending on where you are. In many countries you will have the choice between gas and electric although not everywhere has gas systems running. It is especially important to get the right system in place if your live in a cold climate.
There are several energy sources that can be used to provide warmth via our systems. Most commonly we use gas or electric power but solar power can also be used. Different countries prefer different energies with some places not being hooked up to mainline gas services. Gas is usually cheaper and more efficient than electric.
A central system is a way of providing warmth to a whole building, while only having the system set in one part of the building. It can be common to have a furnace room or boiler cupboard in which the furnace or boiler sits heating up the pipes for the rest of the house. It is usual in cooler climates for these systems to come ready installed in a new property and a home with this in place is considered to be easier to sell most of the time.
Electric heaters are controlled by heating elements. An air conditioner will pass warm air over the elements until they are hot. This is then pushed back through the pipes and into the radiators. In many countries it is popular to combine gas heating with warming up the water. Both these processes are done in the same tank with the results being taken through different pipes to their respective places.
In mild climates, a pump is a very effective way of keeping a building warm or cool as desired. They can move heat from place to another, absorbing it from inside and rejecting it outside with the aid of a condenser. The pump works in a similar way to an air conditioner, however it has a reversing valve which means that the temperature can flow in both directions.
When you are installing a new heat pump and heating system in your home or workplace be sure to check out all of the options that are available to you. There will be advantages and disadvantages to all of the different services.
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