A heat pump can be a highly efficient companion to your existing Heating and Cooling system. It can help you save energy and provide you with both heating and cooling all while using less
energy. A heat pump is like an air conditioner in that it uses refrigerant and coils, but instead of generating heat, it quite simply moves it from one place to another.
Evaporation and Condensation
Like an Air Conditioner, a heat pump uses evaporation and condensation for heating and
cooling. A heat pump system contains two coils, and either one can function as an evaporator coil or condenser coil depending on the direction and flow of heat. The refrigerant in the system is evaporated in one coil, absorbing the heat surrounding it.
The refrigerant is then transferred to the other coil, which condenses it back into a liquid and releases the stheat that it has stored. The air handler inside your home blows air over the indoor coil, either distributing hot or cold air as is
necessary. This wopuld depend on whether you need your home heated or cooled, the
evaporation will occur inside or outside of your house.
An air-source heat pump absorbs heat from the surrounding air during the
evaporation stage. When the evaporator coil functions outside, heat is absorbed
and then released during the condensation phase inside your home. This then transfers heat from the outside to the inside. The opposite occurs during cooling phase.
This is why air-source heat pumps are so versatile—not only can they be used
year-round, but they can also coexist and even complement your existing HVAC system by using less energy during mild days. This means you only need to use your air conditioning
or heating system during the hottest and coldest times of the year.
To find out if a heat pump is right for your home, call us at Hays Sheet Metal , Heating and Cooling
at (913) 367-2294 today.