Is your home cooled and heated using a heat pump? Did you answer yes but you’re left asking yourself what exactly that is and how it works? Let us give you an easy to understand overview on exactly what a heat pump is and how they work. We’ll break this up into two parts. So check back for the second installation to learn about the energy efficiency of a heat pump verses other heating systems, as well as tips to maintaining your heat. But first:
What is a heat pump?
Essentially, heat pumps transmit air in a fridge-like cycle, either warming or cooling your home, depending on your preference. As the name suggests, a heat-pump transfers or pumps heat from one place to another.
How do heat pumps work?
To start, a flame heats up the water in the tank. The water is then pumped, via the heat pump, to the radiator. The fan inside the radiator forces the cold hair over the hot radiator and the air becomes hot. The water becomes cold because the heat has been transferred from the water to the air. The cold water is then pumped back to the water tank – where it is heated up again.
A heat pump is essentially a central air conditioning system that also has the ability to heat your home during cold weather months. A heat pumps ability to both heat and cool makes it a very economical and efficient home comfort system. Whether you’re looking to install a new heat pump in your home, or need your current one serviced, turn to the HVAC Northern Virginia experts at Eastern Tech for all of your heat pump needs. We’ve got affordable services and skilled personal to complete the job.
Continue on to our next blog – Heat Pumps: Energy Efficient and Low Maintenance – to learn more about how they can save money on your energy costs, as well as tips on how to best maintain them.