Today is the day that Horizon Residential Energy Services is beginning to install air-source heat pumps in our new house. For most of my posts, I have not named the people or companies who are helping us in our process of going greener, but we’ve had a great experience with Horizon for our insulation and sealing as well, and I would highly recommend them.
This is what their website has to say about heat pumps:
Long used for cooling in warm climates, heat pumps are now one of the fastest growing technologies for ultra-efficient heating in cold climates. Rather than generate heat from combustion or electric resistance, heat pumps extract heat from outside air or the ground and deliver it indoors as needed. This process is a more cost-effective way to heat than most conventional systems. In the summer, heat pumps can reverse and work as air conditioners, cooling indoors and rejecting heat outside.
We are hoping that we’ll save a lot of energy, (especially when we are able to install solar PVC on the roof sometime in the spring.) The installation will take a few days, so I will post pictures of the completed set-up when they finish.
In the meantime, we are doing more cleaning and decluttering at our old house to prepare for showings and an open house on Saturday. Back to work!