How a Heat Pump Installation Works
A heat pump system is a heating system that uses minimal amounts of energy in order to circulate heat. During winter, copper coils are used to take heat from outside air and move it inside to a special coil. Next, heat from that air enters the coils in the inside unit, and is extracted with a refrigerant. The system then forces the heated air to condense into a liquid, which provides heat to the home.
In the summer season, the opposite occurs. The heap pump installation takes the heat from inside the home and releases it outside, thus cooling down and dehumidifying the living space.
Because it is circulating heat rather than generating it, this type of system can heat a home effectively and efficiently with outdoor temperatures as low as 20 degrees (F) without using any back-up heat source. For homes without ducts, air-source heat pumps are also available in a “ductless” version called a mini-split heat pump.
Benefits of Heat Pump Installation
There is no energy expenditure when heating air. A heat pump installation essentially pumps, or transports, hot air from one location to another, keeping the system’s use of energy at a minimum. This means that costs are kept under control, since there is no need for heating oil or other costly fuel sources, and the need for heat pump repair is minimal.
To ensure safety and proper efficiency during both cooling and heating seasons, heat pump systems should be checked and maintained on an annual basis by a certified ServiceMark Heating, Cooling and Plumbing technician.
If it’s time for you to schedule heat pump repair or routine maintenance for your home, give ServiceMark a call today: 1-800-474-5200.
With physical locations in Exton, King of Prussia and Wilmington, we are able to provide heat pump installation and repair services to Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks Counties in Pennsylvania, New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware and Cecil County in Maryland.