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What is a heat pump and how does it work?

Apr 9

There are many options when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Split system air conditioners may be another option.

What's a heat pump? Are heat pumps the right choice?

This article will give you all the information that you need in plain English.


How do you define a heat pump?


A Heat Pump is simply an HVAC contractors San Diego ca type that heats or cools a space.


Heat pumps are both energy-efficient and environmentally friendly because they don't need fossil fuels for heat production.


Heat pumps have been used in places where temperatures fall below freezing for years. Heaters can't provide enough heat to warm these areas.


Heat pump technology innovations have made heat pumps more efficient and productive in the Northeast.


How does a heat pump work?


A Heat Pump is an air conditioner that can also heat in the reverse.


The heat pumps heat the air inside the house and pumps it out to cool down in hot weather.

A heat pump heats colder areas by heating outside air and transferring it inside.


This may seem absurd but it does remove heat outside and makes it cool. There's still thermal power in the air.


Because they heat up the air, heat pumps are also known by the name air source heat pump. These heat sources are known as geothermal heat pumps or water sources.


There are many options when it comes to heat pumps.


  • Split-system heat pump


Split-system heat pumps are similar to standard residential central AC units. There are two parts to them: an outside unit, and an inside unit.


Split-system heat pumps have coils located both in the inside and outside units. These coils absorb heat and release heat (evaporator span>).


Split-system heat pumps can heat up and remove heat from the environment.


  • The package heat pump (also known as a roof unit).


The packaged heat pump works in the same manner as for regular heat pumps but all the coils are contained inside one unit. This unit is typically installed on the roof.


To transport heated or cool air inside the building, ductwork runs along the walls and ceilings.


Why would someone choose a heat pump split system over a packaged one? They perform less well in taller structures than 10 stories.


  • Heat pump with or without ducts


Heat pumps use heat ductwork to distribute the heated or cooled liquid.


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