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What are Heat Pumps and How Do They Work? | Petrie's One Hour Heating and Air Conditioing

Last updated 2 years ago

Are you looking for a more energy-efficient and effective way to heat your home? If so, then consider having a heat pump installed. Instead of burning fuel to heat your home, heat pumps create heat by absorbing it from outdoor air, allowing you to heat your home without utilizing fossil fuels. This is an ideal alternative to typical furnace use for homeowners looking to save money on energy costs or use more environmentally-friendly technology. Let’s take a closer look at how heat pumps work.

One of the most common types of heat pump is the air-source heat pump. Air-source heat pumps work much like air conditioning systems do. The first component in an air-source heat pump system is a condenser unit. Your heat pump condenser will look almost exactly like your air conditioning unit. However, instead of expelling heat energy through refrigerants and coils, it absorbs the heat using the same coil technology and a specially-designed liquid. This liquid turns into hot vapor and travels from the condenser into your home, where it is released as hot air for your household to enjoy.

Heat pumps can offer homeowners a number of advantages over furnace heating. Homeowners using electrical heat may experience a 30-40% reduction in heating costs, which translates into hundreds of dollars a year. Unlike furnaces, high-efficiency heat pumps offer excellent dehumidification to keep your home from getting stuffy. Heat pumps are also great for radiant heating and cooling systems if you’re looking for a duct-free alternative to home climate control.

To learn more about the many benefits of heat pumps, contact Petrie’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning. We specialize in all types of home and heating and air conditioning services, including repair, regular maintenance, and installation of your new heat pump or air conditioning system. Call (931) 284-4864 for prompt, professional service 24/7!




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