Condenser Unit Detail Air Conditioner Heat ExchangerAre you looking for a great alternative to furnaces and air conditioners that are definitely on the radar for energy efficiency?  Heat pumps like the ones handled by American Services in St Louis near O Fallon might be the way to go. “For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners.”  The way these work is, like your refrigerator, they use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer.  When it is time to use heat, or during the heating season, as many online experts refer to it, the heat pump will move heat from the cooler outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, the opposite is true.

Here is the real kicker, according to American Services near O Fallon in St Louis, the fact that these heat pumps are not heating the space by having to generate heat, but instead are moving it, the energy usage is much less.  Here is how one expert explains this point online, “Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.”

There exist different types of heat pumps.  The most common of which is the air source heat pump that works by transferring heat to your house of building from the outside air.   If you are accustomed to generating heat from the use of electricity, then you can effectively trim away as much as 30 to 40 percent of the electricity you have been using, thereby reducing the energy and cost to heat your home or office.