How Your Heat Pump Cools Your Home
When the Texas summers hit and the temperatures blaze past 100 degrees, we can all be thankful for our air conditioners. But, a traditional HVAC System could be costing you excessive amounts of money. What if you could cool your home in a more energy-efficient way while also saving money?
Learn more about how Heat Pump systems can save you a quarter of the cost it takes to cool and warm your home year-round.
How a Heat Pump Works
You might be wondering how one HVAC System could do so much while using so little energy. It’s because the Heat Pump is using and recycling the free resource we all have in abundance: air! It takes the air inside and outside of your home and moves it around so it can provide much-needed relief during the hotter months and absolute comfort during the winter.
A Heat Pump comprises an indoor and an outdoor unit connected by evaporator coils and condenser coils. These coils are filled with refrigerant. When you’re cooling your home, the refrigerant is cold enough in the inside unit’s coils to cool air as it’s moved by the system. The refrigerant in the outdoor unit’s coils is warmed by the air moving indoors.
The warm summer air is pulled into the outdoor unit and passes over the cold refrigerant on its way, where it’s cooled down. The movement leaves the refrigerant warm.
Next, both are pushed back through the system to recycle them and start the process all over again. The now-cooled air is pushed throughout your duct system to cool your home. The now-heated refrigerant is moved to the condenser coil to be re-cooled and pushed back to the indoor unit, where it’ll continue its work cooling your home.
In the winter, this process is reversed, with the cold refrigerant on the outside and the warm refrigerant on the inside, to pull the cold out of the outside air and heat it to warm your home.
The Benefits of a Heat Pump
Using a Heat Pump has many benefits, especially for those that live in moderate climates. First of all, instead of having to switch between your heater and your air conditioner, you can use the heat pump year-round, which can save you about half the energy you would typically use and can cut your costs by a quarter.
Not only do Heat Pumps save you heat and energy, but high-efficiency heat pumps can actually make your home much more comfortable in the summer than a traditional HVAC System. This is because they are much more efficient at pulling the moisture out of the air, making your home less humid and more comfortable.
If you’re interested in swapping your traditional HVAC System for a Heat Pump and would like to learn more about the benefits and capabilities of Heat Pumps, give us a call at Willard Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical. We’re always here to provide comfort expertise.
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