Heat Pumps

Heat Pumps

Cost effective heating and cooling.

A heat pump can both heat and cool your home, taking the place of your furnace, air conditioner, or both. Heat pumps don’t directly burn fossil fuels, such as traditional heating or air conditioning units. Installing a heat pump can reduce both your carbon emissions and your monthly gas bill.

Most heat pumps resemble a large air conditioner that is installed outside of your home. The pumps, which include an exterior and an indoor component, maintains the temperature of your home by transferring warm air into your home in the winter and transferring warm air out of your home in the summer.

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How do Heat Pumps work?

  1. The warm air from inside your home is passed through a cool refrigerant coil, where the heat is absorbed by the liquid refrigerant. The cooled air is circulated back through the house and the warm air evaporates into a low-temperature gas.
  2. The low-temperature gas refrigerant goes through a compressor, which is located outside of the home. This raises its temperature and pressure.
  3. The hot temperature and high-pressure refrigerant gas is passed through the outdoor coil. The refrigerant condenses to a high temperature liquid and releases the heat into the air outside.
  4. The condensed warm liquid refrigerant passes through an expansion valve, which relieves pressure. As the pressure is reduced, the temperature of the liquid is reduced. The low-temperature, low-pressure liquid refrigerant is then piped back into the house.

For ductless units the operation is similarly except for the use of a fan, which is built into the indoor unit and blows cooled air directly into the room.

Heat Pump Installation

What should you expect?

  • Our heating pump installation partner will evaluate your current vents, ducts, heating, and cooling systems.
  • Your home will be evaluated for where your heat pump units can be installed.
  • Your home’s heating and cooling use will be evaluated for the system size needed for your consumption.
  • Our experienced installer will go over recommendations for the best unit for your home.
  • Installation of your heat pump system.
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