Heat Pump Operating Costs Leave The Competition Out Of The Running — By A Lot
The heat to warm your swimming pool is all around you. Better yet, it’s entirely free. Even on cool days and chilly nights, the air in southwestern Florida contains enough latent heat to be converted to more than 100,000 BTUs with an air-source heat pump system.
Heat pumps extract heat from the air, concentrate it with a compressor/refrigerant cycle and transfer it to your pool water through a highly efficient heat exchanger. Zero energy is expended creating heat, and only electricity is utilized to transfer it, which lowers heat pump operating costs.
Here are some fast facts:
- An air-source heat pump extracts heat from the air most efficiently when the outdoor temperature is above 45 degrees. On the Suncoast, that means your pool can be maintained at over 80 degrees all year long by clean, effective heat pump technology. Certain air-source heat pump models also reverse the heat exchange process and function as a cooler to lower pool temperature during hot spells for more refreshing dips.
- The savings can be dramatic. Depending on energy costs, an air-source heat pump can warm your pool for up to 70 percent less than a natural gas-fired heater, and up to 85 percent less than electrical resistance heating.
- Lower heat pump operating costs come with a reduced environmental impact. Because heat is only transferred — not created — by an air-source heat pump, no fossil fuels are expended and no noxious emissions are emitted by a combustion process. This results in a smaller carbon footprint than gas-fired heaters. Noise pollution is also reduced over roaring gas heaters — a heat pump pool heater is inaudible from 10 feet away.
- Your pool heating professional will size the correct model heat pump for your individual needs by considering factors like the surface area of the pool, location, and environmental variables such as wind, shading and blanketing to prevent night time heat loss.
Installing swimming pool heat pumps since 1988, Symbiont Service Corp. is your local source for sales and service of cutting edge pool technology. Give us a call and let us upgrade your energy efficiency and lower your costs.
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