What Is A Heat Pump?

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    What is a Heat Pump?

    Transferer of Thermal Energy

    By Hannah Brennan


    What is a heat pump? 

    A heat pump is a heating and cooling system placed outside your home. The unique thing about a heat pump is it can warm and cool your home. 


    How do heat pumps work?

    Heat pumps are powered by electricity and transfer heat using refrigerants. In cool months, heat pumps pull in heat from the cold outdoor air and move it indoors. In warmer months, the heat pumps pull heat out of the indoor air to cool your home. Although heat pumps do not actually create heat, they can redistribute heat from either the air or ground. Using refrigerant circling between indoor fan coil and the outdoor compressor, heat pumps transfer the hot air. To cool, the system absorbs heat from the ground or outside air and moves it indoors. 


    Heat pumps do not generate heat, they simply move heat from one place to another.


    What types of heat pumps are there?

    There are two main types of heat pumps: air-source and ground-source. Air-source heat pumps transfer heat between indoor and outdoor air and are typically used for residential heating and cooling.


    For ground-source, the transfer of heat happens between the air inside the home and the ground outside.


    Why choose a heat pump?

    Heat pumps can be used for both residential and commercial purposes, allowing homeowners and business owners to save on energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint. They also have extended lifetimes due to fewer mechanical parts compared to traditional HVAC systems. As more individuals prioritize sustainability efforts, the use of heat pumps is becoming increasingly popular across all sectors.


    Interested in a heat pump? Call Malek Service Company for an estimate today!

    Do you already have one? We can help maintain it! Call Malek Service Company join our Total Protection Plan.

    April 13, 2023

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