Floor Console Heat Pumps are heating units that are installed directly on top of your floor space. Unlike wall-mounted heat pumps, floor console heat pumps won’t require extensive modifications to your current home’s structural integrity. You will have to sacrifice some floor space to accommodate your floor console heat pump.
Pros and Cons of having a floor console heat pump
A Floor Console heat pump takes up precious floor space. In exchange, it makes it very accessible for cleaning and maintenance. You also won’t need to worry about your wall’s structural integrity as you won’t be adding any more weight to any walls.
The newer floor console heat pumps that are being produced are remarkably smaller and lighter than the previous models. It will still take up space but not as much. To make your floor console a little more discreet or from being a potential health risk, you can have a housing created for aesthetic and practical uses.
A floor console heat pump is perfect in homes for elderly people or those who find it convenient to be able to clean their unit without having to reach up or use a ladder. Regular cleaning and periodic preventive maintenance help you keep your floor console heat pump in optimal condition for its entire lifespan.
In addition: Floor console heat pumps are perfect for homes that experience extreme cold on a regular basis. The heat emanating from the heat pump travels over the area directly in front of it and at 45-degree angle. This is where most of the heat can be felt. The heated air then rises up which makes it more appealing to homes with vaulted ceilings. This provides heat to the floor area and then it will naturally climb up, heating the rest of the house in the process. It is advised to place your floor console heat pump at the ground floor and use more than one unit if you have multiple rooms.
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Features of Floor Console Heat pumps
Heat Pumps including floor consoles are the most efficient at converting energy to warm or cool air.
Floor consoles keep the air dry and work as a dehumidifier both when cooling or heating.
Low Noise Operation
You want your floor console to run in the background with minimal noise disruption. Make sure you check the noise levels of different units when purchasing
Heat pumps that come with remote controls have been in the market for a long time now. The introduction of WiFi enables operation from anywhere.
Most floor console heat pump units nowaday either have inverters or an automatic shut off sensor to keep costs down to the bare minimum.
Heating & Cooling
Floor consoles have the ability to be used as an air conditioner during hot days and a heat pump in colder months.
Most high-end floor console heat pumps come with easy to understand instructions and an intuitive interface allowing one to operate a heat pump with ease.
The compact size of the floor consoles allows for greater flexibility when it comes to positioning the unit within your home.
Bonus: Power Saving Tips
Insulate Your Home Properly
To help save on energy and the cost of heating your home, make sure your structure has proper insulation to lessen the event of heat escape from happening.
Perform Periodic Maintenance
Perform Periodic maintenance as scheduled and ensure that all components are cleaned, restored and the unit is reassembled properly. Your unit will come with a manual detailing the periodic maintenance tasks you need to do. You can perform these on your own or through the help of professionals. If within warranty, make sure to call the unit provider.
Set Your Heat Pump’s Operation Times & Temperatures
Turning your heat pump’s temperature up will not heat your home quickly. It will increase your power consumption instead. Gradually heating your home is a more cost-effective way to warm your house. Schedule your heat pump’s hours of operation if you won’t need it during the entire day. Turning it on half an hour to an hour before you get home should make it warm enough for you by the time you arrive. Keep the temperature at the prescribed operating temp based on the manual.