Heat pumps function by taking heat and pumping it into your home when it's cold. A heat pump also pumps heat inside your home outside when it's too warm inside. However, you might wonder how a heat pump can keep your home warm when it is freezing outside.

Heat Pumps Still Work in Cold Weather

On the coldest days of the year, there is still some heat that a heat pump can extract from the surrounding environment. Therefore, a heat pump can still be used regardless of the climate in which you reside. The refrigerant has to drop to a level that is colder than the temperature outside. This will allow the heat pump to pull heat into your home.

A heat pump is not as efficient as other methods of heating during extreme weather because of how hard the heat pump is to work to keep you warm. However, you might be able to install another form of heating to be able to keep your home warm during the coldest days of the year.

Your Heat Pump Can Be Upgraded

One example of a heat pump that can warm a home in a very cold climate is a ductless hyper heat unit. These types of units have more powerful compressors. They use a special hyper warming technology that allows for cold air to be heated to a very high temperature even during the coldest days of the year.

Create Different Zones for Your Home

It's easier to keep a home fully warm when you have multiple heating zones that work constantly to warm your home. Multiple heat pumps can be placed in different areas in your home and the heat pumps can be turned on or off when needed. If you do not live in your home during the winter, one option is to have a freeze protection mode installed so that the heat pump continuously circulates hot air throughout your home.

Hire Professionals to Install Your Heat Pump

For your mini-split heating system or cooling system to function properly, you will want to hire professional contractors to install the HVAC system. They will be able to install zones that will be much easier for you to control than having a single heat pump for your entire home. Based on the size of your home, you will be able to install enough heat pumps to heat and cool your home adequately.