Heat pumps are certainly very innovative devices that offer homeowners both cooling and heating options while using very little energy to perform these functions. However, to many homeowners, the actual term heat pumps can be quite confusing and deceiving, which leads many people to wonder how they can also generate cool air.
The team here at M&A HVAC Services, LLC want to educate all our valued clients on this topic. For starters, it is important to know that if you are in need of a repair or replacement of your heat pump, then be sure to reach out to our professional team to handle all your repairs or replacements. We take tremendous pride in our superior products and services and in our high customer satisfaction rating.
HOW DO HEAT PUMPS ACTUALLY WORK?
These very innovative devices are designed and manufactured with a reversing valve that allows them to provide both heating and cooling features. The reversing valve has the primary responsibility of changing the flow of refrigerant in your system to allow the pump to work in either the heating mode or the cooling mode. During the cold winter months, when in the heating mode, your heat pump will absorb the heat from the surrounding atmosphere, concentrate it in the system’s heat exchanger and then blow the air out into your living space.
On the flip side of that, during the hot summer months, it will remove any heat or humidity in your home’s atmosphere and transfer both outdoors. With that said, the primary function of a heat pump is not to actually create hot or cold air, but rather, with the assistance of a refrigerant, simply transfer the heat in your living space from one location to another. It does not run on fossil fuels and these quality pumps use a minimal amount of electricity as well.
THE BENEFITS OF HEAT PUMPS
Besides being able to provide both heating and cooling features, these popular pumps have a variety of other benefits that they afford to homeowners. To begin with, since they use no fossil fuels and a minimal amount of electricity, they are quite environmentally safe and friendly, and contribute nicely to our ‘green’ world. In addition, they operate at a very low but consistent airflow, thereby providing comfortable and gentle heating and cooling properties throughout your living space. Finally, they have a very long lifespan. The average lifespan of these top-rated pumps is between 20 and 25 years, which, as you can see, stands out a great deal from the average lifespan of a full heating system at 15 to 20 years or a full air conditioning system at 10 to 15 years.
We hope you have found this article useful and informative. With that said, if you are thinking about installing a new heat pump, or need repairs to an existing pump, then surely you have come to the right place. The professionals here at M&A HVAC Services are definitely the team for you. Surely these popular pumps can be a perfect option for your home, but in order to determine if this is, in fact, the case, you simply need to give a shout out to our staff and schedule your free consultation.
We look forward to serving you and to discussing the benefits of heat pumps and whether or not they are an ideal solution for your home and family. An already chilly fall is upon us and winter is not far behind, so take time out now to contact our experts. Don’t delay.