Feb 26, 2020
If you have a heat pump in your Hallsville, Texas, home, you know that it keeps your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Heat pumps are efficient and an excellent alternative to traditional furnaces and air conditioners. Let’s look at the basics of how a heat pump works and several benefits you’ll receive from having one in your home.
Heat pumps are ideal for milder climates, as they transfer warm outdoor air into your home or expel hot indoor air outside. During the colder months, the outdoor air contains enough heat energy for the heat pump to extract heat from outdoors and transfer it inside. During the warm months, the heat pump has its reversing valve switched and draws hot air from inside your house and expels it outside, making your home feel cooler.
Once the reversing valve of the system gets switched to cooling mode, the cold refrigerant, whose primary function is to absorb heat, circulates through the evaporator coil inside the interior unit of the heat pump system. From there, the now hot refrigerant ends up in the condenser coil of the outside part of the heat pump system. Fans then blow over the hot refrigerant and expel the heat to the outside. The heat is constantly extracting hot air from inside and exhausting it to the outside in a loop as long as the air conditioner is running.
During the winter, the reversing valve position gets changed to heating mode. The heat pump system extracts heat energy from the outside air into the condenser coil, which now acts as the evaporator coil. Fans blow this warm air over the refrigerant, which absorbs the heat from the condenser coil and carries the warm air into your home. Again, this is a continuous loop while the heating mode is running.
As you can see, heat pumps are very beneficial for your home. To have a new heat pump installed or your existing heat pump maintained, give JD’s A/C a call today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you at (903) 336-6401.
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