How a Heat Pump Cools Your Residence

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

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

Not sure if you use a heat pump or an air conditioner? Simply locate the model number on the outdoor unit and check it online. If you discover you use a heat pump, or you’re thinking about purchasing one, find out how this HVAC system keeps houses cozy.

How Heat Pumps Work

Heat pumps have a refrigeration system similar to an air conditioner. Most can work similar to a ductless mini-split, as 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 humidity. The outdoor unit also has a compressor and is enclosed by metal fins that function as a heat sink to help transfer heat properly.

Summertime Cooling

In cooling mode, the refrigerant begins in the evaporator coil. Air from indoors is set over the coil, and the refrigerant extracts humidity. Wetness in the air also condenses on the coil, dropping into the condensate pan below and moves away. The ensuing dehumidified air moves through the ductwork and back into your residence.

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

When your heat pump is replaced 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 happens the other way around. By moving in the opposite direction, refrigerant removes heat from the outdoor air and vents it into your house to warm rooms.

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 cozy, but your heating expenses go up as a result.

Heat pumps are on longer than furnaces as the air doesn’t get as hot. This helps keep a more stable indoor temperature. On top of that, because heat pumps move warmth rather than generating it from a fuel source, they can perform well above 100% efficiency. You can anticipate 30–40% savings on your heating costs 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 system and need 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 needs. 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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