Heat pumps are an energy-efficient source of heating and cooling. Using electricity to strategically extract heat from one place and transfer it to another, a heat pump system is versatile and cost-effective.
In the same way that your refrigerator works, heat pumps move heat by circulating a refrigerant through a cycle of evaporation and condensation using a compressor and two heat exchanger coils. In coil number one, the refrigerant evaporates at a low pressure and draws heat from the surroundings. On its way to the other coil, the refrigerant is compressed. In coil number two it condenses at a high pressure. This is when the heat absorbed earlier in the cycle is released.
As a method of moderating the climate inside your home, the heat pump cycle is reversible. In heating mode, heat pumps draw heat from the cooler external air or from the ground and release this heat into your home rather than into the environment. During the hot days of summer, the process can be reversed to provide cooling.
By moving heat rather than generating it, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at four times less than the cost of running conventional heating or cooling appliances.
Using the same principle, heat pump water heaters are an economical way to supply hot water to your home. By drawing the ambient air temperature in a garage, roof, basement or utility room in through a condenser to heat the water, heat pump water heaters make use of a renewable source of energy and reduces your carbon footprint.
With over 120 years of HVAC contractor experience, the team at Edwin Stipe, Inc. can help you choose the correct heat pump installation for your home. Finance and service plans are also available for your convenience. Please contact us for a free estimate.