How Does a Heat Pump Work?
Using electricity as its energy
source, heat pumps are used for either the heating or cooling of your home by transferring
heat between two reservoirs.
In the warmer months, the heat pump
acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from the air inside your home and transferring
During colder months, heat from
outdoor air is extracted and transferred to the interior of your home. Believe it
or not, even a 32º Fahrenheit day produces enough heat to warm a home via a heat
indoor comfort for moderate climates -A central heat pump helps maintain
comfortable temperatures inside your home and reduces humidity levels year-round.
Homes located in regions with severely cold temperatures may either require supplemental
heating or be better served with an air conditioner/furnace combination.
Cleaner air -As
your heat pump system draws air out of various rooms in the house through return
air ducts, the air is pulled through an air filter, which removes airborne particles
such as dust and lint. Sophisticated filters may remove microscopic pollutants,
as well. The filtered air is then routed to air supply ductwork that carries it
back to rooms. Whenever the air conditioner is running, this cycle repeats continually,
constantly filtering and cleaning the air in your home.
Quieter operation -
Because the compressor bearing unit of the typical central heat pump system is located
outside the home, the indoor noise level from its operation is much lower than that
of a free-standing air conditioning unit.