Heat Pumps

What is a heat pump?

Many customers have been curious as to what exactly a heat pump is and what it they do.  A heat pump  really is no different from a regular central air conditioning system, however it has the ability to heat your home during the winter.  Because a heat pump can both heat and cool your home, it is  very economical and efficient home comfort system.

How does a heat pump work?

Questions as to how the heat pump actually works often come up as well with customers.  A heat pump works very similar to a refrigerator.  You can feel unwanted warm air being blown out of your fridge’s exhaust fan.  A heat pump works just the same by pulling heat that is outside and then heating your home with it.  The process is then reversed when you need your heat pump to cool your home.  The heat pump will then pull warm air out of your home and send it outside to make your home cool down.  The ability to both cool and heat your home makes the heat pump very economical.  A refrigerant liquid circulates from the outdoor to the indoor units.  This liquid absorbs and releases heat while circulated from the indoor to the outdoor unit.

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