Jun 24, 2016

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Air Source vs. Ground Source Heat Pump


People in Singapore really want to have their own heating system, especially when it is the winter season. One of the best heating systems in the world is none other than the air source heat pump. It is recommended due to the fact that compared to other heating systems that we usually use, this one is a green system. Therefore, unlike others, this one does not damage mother Earth. Read this entire article so you will know more about this.


What Is Air Source Heat Pump?

This heat pump is a heating system that is effective in transferring heat from the outside to the inside of your home or office. Of course, you can also use it to transfer heat from the inside to the outside of your building. This item uses a refrigerant system that includes a condenser and compressor, which are used for absorbing heat at a certain place and releasing it to another place.

While more people are using this as a heater, others are also using this as their cooling system. Well, let us not forget that they can absorb the heat in our homes and offices, right? Then, they will release it outside the house or office in order to provide a cooler place for you to live in.

What Is Ground Source Heat Pump?

Aside from air source heat pump, there is also what we call ground source heat pump. Just like the air source pump, it can be used as a heater or cooler system. While others prefer the first type of heat pump, there are also many people who like this one better.

The purposes of these two heat pumps are just the same. They want to make a certain place cooler or warmer by absorbing heat from it or releasing heat to this place. This ground source pump is an effective tool of transferring heat from the ground to your building. It can also be transferring heat from your building to the ground.


This device uses Earth as its heat source. This is why it is very effective as a heating system. Unlike other heaters at home, this one is nature-friendly. It does not negatively affect mother Earth.  This is why this one is recommended by the green organizations.

Which Is Better Between The Two?

Since the two items discussed above are quite similar to one another, it should not be a surprise to us to hear some people comparing them. Others might even want to know which between these products is considered to be the best heat pump as of today. Others might say it is the air source heat pump while others might claim that it is the ground source heat pump.


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Apr 26, 2014

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What to Consider When Buying HBD

If you are planning to have a family now or you want to go on your own, you should think about buying HBD property. Here in Singapore, buying HBD property is not that easy. This is a crucial decision so you need to think of many conditions.  The first thing that you should do is verify your eligibility before actually choosing a flat. If you are eligible to own HBD, you can proceed by considering the following factors:



Choose a location where you want to be. Of course, you need to consider your workplace. Is it near your workplace? You should also consider nearby transport (MRT or bus stops), supermarket, convenience stores, etc. If you have children going to school, is it near their school? Location is very important.

Backup plan

Sometimes, you need to accept that you might not get hold of your first choice. When this happens, it is always good to have a backup plan. Do not limit yourself. There are a lot of options out there. The process of finding the perfect HBD is a long one.

Choose real estate agent

If you want to a smooth transaction, you should choose real estate agent. While there is nothing wrong with flying solo, it can be difficult if it is your first time. Your real estate agent will take care of everything. Be sure to confirm if your real estate agent is a member of IEA (Institute of Estate Agents).


If you found the right place and agreed on the right price, your real estate agent can give you advise on bank loans. Of course, you need to pay for the referral but if you want to settle the cost and the loans, you can directly approach banks and check their loan packages.

Renovation and inspection

If the interiors are fine for you, you only need to check the condition of the painting grills, flooring, etc. if it needs renovations, check if it costs too much. You can even ask the reseller for the renovations (that is if he/she agrees to it). The final inspection will come last.

It is important that you feel comfortable. Be sure to make the right decision. Happy hunting everyone!



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