Generally speaking, any piece of machinery that generates heat is associated with high energy consumption and as a result, an added cost to your electricity bill. It is because of this reason that swimming pool heat pumps are often regarded as a luxury for those who can afford to run them for those cold months of the year. While this is fairly sound reasoning, it is also flawed. This is because these pumps have been specifically designed to not only be effective, but also extremely energy efficient.
The Reality of the Cost
With correctly functioning pumps, it is estimated that you can save up to 60% of your heating cost opposed to conventional heating methods, by using a heat pump. While at face-value this doesn’t seem quite right, there is a very good reason why.
Swimming pool heat pumps are designed specifically with efficiency in mind, and because of this, they don’t necessarily generate their own heat.
It Comes Down to Functionality
Swimming pool heat pumps work by drawing warm air from their surroundings so that it can be transferred to cold pool water, naturally and efficiently warming it. We call this process heat siphoning, and it is widely regarded as one of the most efficient ways to warm cold water.
The only power consumed during the pump’s operation is that which is used to power the fan (which enables the transfer), and the compressor. No electricity is consumed to do any actual heating.
This makes swimming pool heat pumps around four times more cost-effective than electric-pumps, three times more cost-effective than oil powered pumps, and about twice as cost-effective as gas powered heat-pumps; affording swimming pool owners with a unique and affordable solution for heating their pools during the coldest months of the year.
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If you would like to know more about sourcing a swimming pool heat pump from our online store, be sure to contact a representative from AC Direct today, or visit our website for details.