Lewis Maclean October 2017


The Many Benefits of Heat Pump Systems PUMP UP YOUR HEAT

Just because summer is over, that doesn’t signal an end to fun. How about those Halloween parties, sweater weather, and football season? The list goes on and on.

Energy costs are on the rise, and your heating bill will go up as a result. Over the next decade, hydroelectric prices will increase by 40 percent. This trend isn’t going to stop, and now is the perfect time to address it by considering installing a heat pump. Heat pumps offer many benefits and can be customized to meet the needs of your home.

In fact, fall might be the most interesting season of them all. Here are five facts you probably didn’t know about the season. 1. IT WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED “HARVEST”. In a world that was far more agricultural,

the season was defined by the harvesting of crops. It’s also a reference to the harvest moon, which was essential to farmers during the season.

2. FALL BABIES TEND TO BE IMPRESSIVE. Not only does the world’s most common birthday, October 5th, land in fall, but those babies have built an impressive resume. The British Department for Education found that they tend to do better in school, and also tend to live longer. 3. WEIGHT GAIN IS MOST COMMON IN THE FALL. It’s not only the Halloween candy or Thanksgiving turkey. Researchers believe it’s primarily caused by lower levels of vitamin D. As the days shorten and temperatures drop, we tend to get less sun. It’s another reason to be careful about diet and exercise this season. 4. AUTUMN IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY. “Leaf peeping,” which is a slang term for fall foliage tourism, is more than just a funny name. It’s also a 3 billion-dollar industry in New England alone. 5. PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE MORE IN THE FALL. Men and women’s testosterone levels tend to spike in the autumn, which makes women even more attractive to men. A data study on Facebook also found that more people change their relationship status from “single” to “in a relationship” during the fall than any other season.

In essence, a heat pump extracts heat from the air or ground and transfers it into another form of energy. Heat pumps use only a fractional amount of energy compared to other heating options because they don’t need to generate heat on their own. Even better, they can reverse the process in the summer, cooling your home by removing hot air rather than bringing it in. A heat pump system usually consists of indoor and outdoor units and looks similar to a central air conditioner. The energy is transferred from one temperature zone to the next via mechanical compression. They run electrically, so there’s no need for a fuel source. All of this adds up to big savings on your heating bill, and no need for separate heating and cooling systems. The expert technicians at Lewis MacLean can design the right heat pump system for your home today, allowing you to reap the benefits in no time. We also offer comprehensive maintenance programs, so you’ll never have to worry about fixing something on your own. All you have to do is enjoy warm air in the winter, cool air in the summer, and a slashed energy bill all year long.

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