A heat pump is a type of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system that is used to provide both heating and cooling to a space. Unlike a traditional furnace or air conditioner that generates heat or cool air, a heat pump works by moving heat from one location to another.
How does a heat pump work?
In the winter, a heat pump extracts heat from the outdoor air and transfers it into your home to provide warmth. In the summer, the process is reversed, and the heat pump removes heat from your home and releases it outside to provide cool air.
Heat pumps work by utilizing refrigerant to absorb and release heat. When the refrigerant absorbs heat from the outdoor air, it evaporates and turns into a gas. This gas is then compressed, which raises its temperature even further. The hot gas is then passed through a coil inside your home, where it releases its heat and condenses back into a liquid. This liquid is then passed back outside to repeat the process.
What are the benefits of a heat pump?
In summary, a heat pump is an efficient, versatile, and cost-effective option for heating and cooling your home. If you're interested in learning more or are considering installing a heat pump in your home, contact us to speak with one of our HVAC experts today!