What Is A Heat Pump And How Does It Work?

If you have ever had a new HVAC system installed or needed to have HVAC repairs, you are probably familiar with the term Heat Pump. Yet, while you may have heard that you needed to either replace or repair a heat pump, do you actually know what it is or what it does? Probably not. So here is a breakdown of what a heat pump is and how it works.

 

What Is A Heat Pump?

 

A heat pump is part of a central heating and cooling system. It is an integral part of the system, in that it is responsible for transporting warm air from one place to another. It does this using the air outside to either heat a home in the winter or cool a home in the summer.

 

How Does A Heat Pump Work?

 

In cold weather, heat pumps extract the heat from the outside air and move it inside the home. In warm weather, heat pumps remove the heat from the home and move it outside to cool the home.

 

What Are The Benefits Of Heat Pumps?

 

While heat pumps perform much of the same duty as furnaces, the major benefit of heat pumps is the efficiency of heating a home. Heat pumps do not generate heat using fuel the way furnaces do. Instead, heat pumps transfer heat. This increases efficiency tremendously, which is one of the key reasons to install a heat pump in your home.

 

Contact our heating professionals at Home Comfort Experts today to learn about our services. We serve Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan from our 12 locations. Give us a call at (574) 255-4600 to learn about our full complement of heating, cooling and plumbing services.

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