If you are exploring the heating and cooling options for a new house or looking for ways to reduce your energy bills, you may be considering a heat pump. A heat pump can provide year-around climate control for your home by supplying heat to it in the winter and cooling it in the summer. Some types can also heat water.
Heat pumps are very efficient heating and cooling systems and can significantly reduce your energy costs. However, there is little point in investing in an efficient heating system if your home is losing heat through poorly insulated walls, ceilings , windows and doors, and by air leakage through cracks and holes. In many cases, it makes good sense to reduce air leakage and upgrade thermal insulation levels before buying or upgrading your heating system.