How Does a Heat Pump Heat and Cool My Home?

If you want to know more about heat pumps, contact Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating.

Did you know that a heat pump can cool and heat your home? The term includes the word heat, so you may be a bit confused. And that’s understandable. However, it’s often preferred to separate heating and cooling systems in some applications.

There are different types of heat pumps, but they all operate on the same basic principle – heat transfer. New technologies may make heat pumps safe and more efficient. Call today for more information.

What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is an appliance that uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. As part of a central heating and cooling system, a heat pump uses outside air to heat and cool a home. It basically means that a heat pump will act as a heater when it’s cold outside and as an air conditioner when it gets hot.

Heat pumps ‘pump’ or moves heat from one place to another by using a compressor and a circulating structure of gas or liquid refrigerant, through which heat is removed from outside sources and is pumped indoors. Pumping the heat uses electricity but much less when compared to using electricity to convert it into heat. The cycle is reversed during the summer months, and the unit acts like an air conditioner.

Heat Pumps are Energy Efficient

They are incredibly efficient because they burn less fuel to create heat. Rather than burn energy to create heat, heat pumps transfer heat from one place to another. Heat naturally flows from high-temperature areas to those with lower temperatures, which is the key to how heat pumps work.

With standard heating and cooling systems, there must be separate systems installed that are designed to perform the heating and the cooling. But since heat pumps can effortlessly perform both functions, they are efficient and cost-effective at keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Advancements in technology have been continually improving the efficiency of heat pumps. At this point, they are one of the most efficient heating and cooling systems that homeowners could invest in. This comes from the design of the pump itself and from the materials that are used to make the pipes, which are buried beneath the earth.

St. Louis Heat Pump Installation

There are several different types of systems, but for most residential uses, systems are called “split systems.” This means that there is an indoor component and an outdoor component. If you are seriously thinking about using a heat pump to heat and cool your home, contact Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC. We can help you figure out which heat pump system will be the best fit for your home.

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