How Does Your Heat Pump Cool Your Home?

April 7, 2014

heat pump coolingWhen you think of heat pumps, you may not automatically think of cool and refreshing air, keeping you comfortable in the summertime. However, a heat pump can be just as effective as a high-efficiency air conditioner. This is because of the way heat pumps condition your home. Understanding how this process works will help you decide if this type of heating and cooling system is the right choice for your Ocala area home.

What Are Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps are mechanical refrigeration systems that work on compression cycle technology. They can be used for both heating and cooling because of the way they transfer heat energy between the inside and outside of your home. While a split-system A/C can only transfer heat out of your home, using refrigerant to carry the thermal energy, a heat pump also can extract heat from the outside air and bring it inside. In mild-winter climates like we have in Florida, this means you have one appliance providing both heating and cooling. No need for a furnace, baseboards or space heating.

What Are the Components of a Heat Pump?

In the most common heat pump setup – a split-system air-source heat pump – the outside unit has a coil (in heating mode it’s an evaporator coil; when cooling, it’s a condensing coil) and a compressor. These parts help extract heat from the air or refrigerant, in heating and cooling, respectively, and then pump it inside. Indoors is the air handler, which includes the evaporator coil when in cooling mode (and condensing coil for heating) and blower. These parts accomplish the heat exchange process indoors, and circulate the conditioned air into your ductwork.

Are Heat Pumps Right For Your Home?

Heat pumps work most efficiently in moderate climates, which means they’re perfect for our Ocala area climate. To find out if this type of system is the right choice for you, please contact us at Sun Kool Air Conditioning.

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