In Fort Worth, heat pumps can be a popular option for heating and cooling your residence.
They appear about the same as an air conditioner. In reality, they work in a similar fashion during high temperatures. Because of a reversing valve, they can shift heat in the opposite direction as well as add warmth to your home in the winter.
Not sure if you use a heat pump or an air conditioner? Simply locate the model number on the outdoor unit and look it up online. If you find you use a heat pump, or you’re thinking about installing one, discover how this HVAC equipment keeps homes cozy.
How Heat Pumps Operate
Heat pumps use a refrigeration system much like an air conditioner. Most can work like a ductless mini-split, because they can heat and cool. Heat pumps depend on an indoor evaporator coil and an outdoor condensing coil. Refrigerant is moved through these coils to shift warmth. The outdoor unit also uses a compressor and is enclosed by metal fins that function as a heat sink to help shift heat properly.
When your heat pump is set to cooling, the refrigerant starts in the evaporator coil. Air from indoors is set over the coil, and the refrigerant removes heat. Moisture in the air also condenses on the coil, dripping into the condensate pan below and drains away. The following cold air circulates through the ductwork and back into your house.
Meanwhile, the refrigerant flows a compressor on its way to the outdoor coil. This compresses the refrigerant, forcing it to heat up even more. As it goes through the condensing coil, the outside fan and metal fins help to exhaust heat to the outdoors. The refrigerant travels back into your house, moving through an expansion valve that lowers its temperature it significantly, preparing it to start the process from the beginning.
When your heat pump is put in and maintained correctly, you’ll receive efficient cooling comparable to an energy-efficient air conditioner.
When your heat pump is set to heat, the heat exchange procedure takes place in reverse. By flowing in a different direction, refrigerant pulls heat from the outdoor air and vents it into your home to warm rooms.
Heat pumps working in heating mode are most useful when the temperature is above freezing outside. If it becomes too frigid, a backup electric resistance heater kicks on to keep your home comfy, but your heating costs rise as a result.
Heat pumps work longer than furnaces since the air doesn’t get as heated. This helps keep a more stable indoor temperature. Also, because heat pumps move hot air rather than creating it from a fuel source, they can operate well above 100% efficiency. You can anticipate 30–40% savings on your heating costs by switching to a heat pump.
Request Heat Pump Installation or Service Right Away
Heat pumps are environmentally friendly and money-saving. They are an alternative to the regular AC/furnace setup and require the same amount of maintenance—one service in the spring and another in the fall.
If you’d like to install a heat pump, Calverley Service Experts is the company to contact. We’ll size and install your equipment to fit your heating and cooling requirements. And then we’ll back our installation with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year. To learn more, contact us at 817-380-5647 today.