How a Heat Pump Cools Your House

In Daytona Beach, heat pumps can be a popular choice to heat and cool your residence.

They look very similar to an air conditioner. In actuality, they run in a similar fashion during high temperatures. Due to a reversing valve, they can shift humidity in the opposite direction as well as add comfort to your home when it's cold.

Not sure if you rely on a heat pump or an air conditioner? All you need to do is locate the model number on the outdoor unit and check it online. If you discover you own a heat pump, or you’re thinking about purchasing one, find out how this HVAC system keeps residences cozy.

How Heat Pumps Work

Heat pumps have a refrigeration system much like an air conditioner. Most can work similar to a ductless mini-split, since they can heat and cool. Heat pumps depend on an indoor evaporator coil and an outdoor condensing coil. Refrigerant is pumped through these coils to transfer warmth. The outdoor unit also has a compressor and is enclosed by metal fins that function as a heat sink to help transfer heat efficiently.

Summertime Cooling

In cooling mode, the refrigerant begins in the evaporator coil. Air from within the house blows over the coil, and the refrigerant extracts humidity. Wetness in the air also condenses on the coil, falling into the condensate pan below and flows away. The ensuing dehumidified air flows through the ductwork and back into your residence.

Meanwhile, the refrigerant moves a compressor on its way to the outdoor coil. This compresses the refrigerant, causing it to heat up even more. As it moves through the condensing coil, the exterior fan and metal fins help to exhaust heat to the exterior. The refrigerant moves back indoors, passing through an expansion valve that lowers its temperature it significantly, prepping it to begin the process from the start.

When your heat pump is put in and maintained correctly, you’ll enjoy efficient cooling as good as a high-performance air conditioner.

Wintertime Heating

In heating mode, the heat exchange cycle takes place the other way around. By traveling in the opposite direction, refrigerant removes heat from the outdoor air and vents it into your house to warm the inside.

Heat pumps operating in heating mode are most efficient when the temperature remains above freezing outside. If it turns too chilly, a backup electric resistance heater turns on to keep your house comfy, but your heating expenses increase as a result.

Heat pumps are on longer than furnaces since the air doesn’t get as hot. This helps sustain a more stable indoor temperature. Additionally, because heat pumps move hot air rather than generating it from a fuel source, they can perform well above 100% efficiency. You can anticipate 30–40% savings on your heating expenses by switching to a heat pump.

Book Heat Pump Installation or Service Today

Heat pumps are environmentally friendly and money-saving. They replace the traditional AC/furnace configuration and should have the same amount of maintenance—one checkup in the spring and another in the fall.

If you’re interested in installing a heat pump, All American Air Service Experts is the company to contact. We’ll size and install your equipment to meet your heating and cooling requirements. And then we’ll uphold our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year. To find out more, contact us at 386-310-2061 today.

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