What is a heat pump and what is it for?

A heat pump is an electrical device capable of producing hot air or water for heating/cooling purposes or for domestic use. Unlike other electrical devices, like electric heaters or electric water heaters which use electricity to directly generate heat, heat pumps use a small quantity of electricity to absorb heat from a cold source such as external air or groundwater.

Using this principle, the heat pump provides the building with more heat than the same amount of electricity would generate directly (by as much as 5 times in certain conditions), thus drastically reducing costs compared to a traditional natural gas or diesel boiler.

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