By eliminating the need to generate heat, for the most part. Okay, that’s not exactly a satisfactory answer. We know. But we’ve got a whole blog post to explain, so keep reading! First, let us just reiterate that the heat pump can benefit you in many ways. Only, however, when you schedule professional heat pump services with technicians that you can trust. The good news? The fact that you are reading this right now means that you’ve found them!
We excel in heat pump services in Fairfield, CT, including the installation, maintenance, and repair of these systems. A good product can take you pretty far, but that good product paired with outstanding service quality will always take you furthest. Don’t overpay to heat your home anymore, and don’t risk a subpar heat pump performance because you fail to schedule the quality services that your system needs. Not sure if a heat pump is for you? Then keep reading this blog!
Heat Transfer: The Key to Efficiency
In this day and age, heating systems are generally a lot more efficient than they used to be. Even those systems on the lower end of the efficiency scale are much more efficient than equivalent systems were not that long ago. That being said, if you are really serious about heating your home in a more efficient, affordable, and greener way, know that a heat pump takes things above and beyond.
How? By moving existing heat into your home, rather than generating new heat. So, like opening a window? To let the heat outside in? But, in the winter? No, of course not.
What a heat pump does is much like what a central AC does, but in reverse. A central air conditioner evaporates refrigerant in the indoor coil in order to remove heat from the air in your home. Then, it releases that heat outside. A heat pump, in its heating mode (more on that in a moment), evaporates refrigerant in the outdoor unit.
That allows it to remove heat from the air, which is present even when it’s cold. Its refrigerant is then compressed, and it is condensed indoors. Its heat then warms up the home.
It Can Still Cool Your Home, Too!
Because the heat pump uses a refrigerant cycle to heat the house, it only makes sense that it should be able to cool it too! That is why heat pumps have a component called a “reversing valve.” Basically, this just allows the system to reverse the direction in which its refrigerant flows. Then, it essentially operates as a central air conditioning system.
Worried about really frigid temperatures overwhelming your heat pump? Today’s heat pumps are effective at lower temperatures than older models were. If things do get too cold for them to handle with heat transfer, then they can use electric resistance to create just enough heat to get you over the hump. That will decrease efficiency a bit, but it’s not the norm and is typically used very sparingly.