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“When outside temperatures drop to 10 or 20 degrees Fahrenheit, it feels cold. But there’s still heat in that air that can be extracted and used to warm homes.

The device used to do this is called an air source heat pump.

And they run on electricity, so they generate heat without burning oil, natural gas or other fuels on site.

According to a report by the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute, switching to heat pumps could dramatically reduce the carbon pollution caused by home heating. They have the most impact in places with renewable electricity.”

Read more about heat pumps here.

Those who are unfamiliar with how heat pumps work might not realize that they can also cool your home in the summer too. It’s a little confusing due to their name, however, the process is essentially reversed allowing for cold air to be dispersed throughout your home. So instead of having just a seasonal HVAC unit, heat pumps are a great option for both heating and cooling while also helping the environment.

Temperature Control Specialties is a partner and licensed seller of Trane heat pumps and other Trane HVAC products. A leader in the HVAC industry, Trane manufactures some of the most efficient heat pumps in the industry. In fact, with the advancements in technology, their heat pumps are able to extract heat from the harshest of winters. For information on their current models, check out our heat pump page or call us at (317) 247-7663 for more information.