Both air source and ground source heat pumps have become popular for the benefits they can have in the winter months, warming your home more efficiently than traditional heating methods. You may not have known that you can get just as much use out of your heat pump during the warm summer months. You can run your heat pump in reverse to make sure that hot air is removed from your property and cooler air can circulate. You may be wondering how this works, so allow us to talk you through how you can make the most of renewable energy systems all year round.

How can you use your heat pump in the summer?

As soon as the warmer weather arrives, you can convert your heat pump to a cooling system to make it operate as a normal air conditioning unit. Instead of taking in heat from the outside, the heat pump collects heat from the inside of your home and sends it out. Many heat pump systems are water based, which means they can run water through your home, collecting heat. The refrigerant will then take the heat from the water and release it outside.

How can a heat pump benefit you in the summer months?

Heat pumps can provide numerous benefits to your home in the summer months, including:

Energy efficient

Heat pumps are popular due to how energy-efficient they are and have become popular due to rising household energy bills. Despite initial installation costs, they can be a cost-effective solution in the long term that you can rely on all year round to keep your home a comfortable temperature whilst keeping your monthly bills down.

An alternative to traditional heating and cooling systems

Where you may need to have multiple air conditioning units installed throughout your home to keep it cool, or a radiator in each room to keep warm, one heat pump can provide heating and cooling abilities for your entire home. This means you will not have to rely on multiple different devices, and you can expect maintenance to be minimal in comparison.

How can you get the most out of your heat pump during the summer?

There are a few ways you can ensure your heat pump is operating at maximum efficiency this summer:

Set a comfortable temperature

You should set a temperature that you feel will make sure your home is comfortable throughout the summer months. Constantly changing the temperature will cause your heat pump to use more energy which could impact your heating bills.

Check filters

You should make sure that your heat pump filters are clean and free of blockages, as this helps to ensure that they operate more efficiently and running costs are lower. How often the filters are cleaned or replaced will depend on how often you use your heat pump. You should check the manual to find out how to remove filters safely.

Arrange a service

Your heat pump should be serviced on a yearly basis to make sure that it continues to operate efficiently. You can arrange for a qualified engineer to take a look at your system, to make sure that it is in full working order and can continue to heat and cool your home all year round.

Heat pumps can benefit your property just as much in the summer as they can in the winter. If you are considering an air source heat pump or ground source heat pump for your home, our experts at JP Air Conditioning can help. We are specialists in renewable systems, so can carry out installations, maintenance or repairs at your property. If you are interested in our services, contact us today by calling 0208 333 1191 or emailing info@jpaircon.com.

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