In London, heat pumps can be a popular solution for heating and cooling your home.
They look almost like an air conditioner. In reality, they run in a similar fashion during high temperatures. Because of a reversing valve, they can move heat in the opposite direction as well as add comfort to your residence in the winter.
Not sure if you rely on a heat pump or an air conditioner? Simply track down the model number on the outdoor unit and look it up online. If you discover you have a heat pump, or you’re thinking over purchasing one, find out how this HVAC system keeps residences comfy.
How Heat Pumps Run
Heat pumps use a refrigeration system much like an air conditioner. Most can work similar to a ductless mini-split, because they can heat and cool. Heat pumps rely on an indoor evaporator coil and an outdoor condensing coil. Refrigerant is moved through these coils to move warmth. The outdoor unit also has a compressor and is enclosed by metal fins that act as a heat sink to help transfer heat effectively.
In cooling mode, the refrigerant starts in the evaporator coil. Air from inside the house is set over the coil, and the refrigerant extracts heat. Wetness in the air also condenses on the coil, dripping into the condensate pan below and flows away. The resulting cool air flows through the ductwork and back into your residence.
During this time, the refrigerant moves a compressor on its way to the outdoor coil. This concentrates the refrigerant, leading it to warm up. As it goes through the condensing coil, the exterior fan and metal fins help to exhaust heat to the exterior. The refrigerant moves back into your house, passing through an expansion valve that lowers its temperature it significantly, preparing it to begin the process from the beginning.
When your heat pump is put in and maintained appropriately, you’ll receive efficient cooling comparable to an energy-efficient air conditioner.
When your heat pump is set to heat, the heat exchange procedure takes place the opposite way. By moving in the opposite direction, refrigerant pulls heat from the outdoor air and disperses it into your home to warm the interior.
Heat pumps running in heating mode are most useful when the temperature is above freezing outside. If it gets too frigid, a backup electric resistance heater starts to keep your home cozy, but your heating expenses increase as a result.
Heat pumps run longer than furnaces because the air doesn’t get as hot. This helps keep a more even indoor temperature. Additionally, because heat pumps shift heat rather than making it from a fuel source, they can operate well above 100% efficiency. You should expect 30–40% savings on your heating costs by getting a heat pump.
Schedule Heat Pump Installation or Service Today
Heat pumps are good for the environment and economical. They are a substitute for the regular AC/furnace setup and should have the same amount of maintenance—one service in the spring and another in the fall.
If you’re interested in installing a heat pump, Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare is the company to get in touch with. We’ll size and install your equipment to match your heating and cooling demands. And then we’ll back our services with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year. To find out more, contact us at 226-270-1164 now.