A heat pump is a device that uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. During the heating cycle, the heat pump will turn on and collect heat from the outside air, then transfer it to the inside furnace and coil unit where the blower will push the heat into the house through your existing vents. A heat pump is used to heat your home when the outdoor temperature is approximately above 20 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature drops below 20 degrees, the heat pump automatically turns off and the furnace will turn on. This results in maximum fuel and energy savings! The heat pump operates on electricity and can be up to 300% efficient. When running in reverse the heat pump works as an air conditioner to cool your home. Check into a heat pump and save both on cooling and heating costs.