|A Heat Pump to Warm Your House in a Healthy Way|
Heating systems like boilers or radiators often use fossil fuels like oil, petroleum or kerosene for their functioning, and in turn give off residual vapours, which are toxic to the health of the inmates. Keeping all these considerations in mind, it would therefore be a wise decision to install a heat pump or varmepumpe (as the Danish like to refer to it), in the house, and benefit from all the good aspects that are associated with this device.
To begin with, the main task of a heat pump is to transfer a certain amount of heat energy from a source that is already at a lower temperature to a sink which is at a relatively higher temperature. In this case, the source is the exterior surrounding of the house, and the sink is the inside of the house.
This direction of heat flow, which is opposite to the natural spontaneous direction of heat flow, is carried out with the aid of mechanical energy, which in turn is derived from a source of electric energy.
A heat pump is energy efficient in the best possible manner, and expends two to three times more energy on the transfer of heat, than the amount which is actually supplied into the machine.