How a Heat Pump Cools Your House

In East Syracuse, heat pumps can be a popular solution for heating and cooling your residence.

They look very similar to an air conditioner. In reality, they work in the same way during high temperatures. Since they have a reversing valve, they can shift warmth in the opposite direction as well as heat your residence when it's cold.

Not sure if you have 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 have a heat pump, or you’re thinking over buying one, find out how this HVAC unit keeps residences comfortable.

How Heat Pumps Work

Heat pumps depend on a refrigeration system much like an air conditioner. Most can run similar to a ductless mini-split, since they can heat and cool. Heat pumps use an indoor evaporator coil and an outdoor condensing coil. Refrigerant is pumped through these coils to shift humidity. The outdoor unit also uses a compressor and is surrounded by metal fins that act as a heat sink to help shift humidity properly.

Summertime Cooling

When your heat pump is cooling, the refrigerant starts in the evaporator coil. Air from within the house is set over the coil, and the refrigerant sucks out humidity. Water in the air also condenses on the coil, dropping into the condensate pan below and drains away. The following dehumidified air flows through the ductwork and back into your residence.

Meanwhile, the refrigerant flows a compressor on its way to the outdoor coil. This concentrates the refrigerant, causing it to get hotter. As it flows through the condensing coil, the exterior fan and metal fins help to discharge heat to the outside. The refrigerant travels back inside, traveling through an expansion valve that lowers its temperature it greatly, prepping it to start the process all over again.

When your heat pump is installed and maintained appropriately, you’ll have efficient cooling as good as an energy-saving air conditioner.

Wintertime Heating

When your heat pump is heating, the heat exchange procedure happens the other way around. By traveling in the opposing direction, refrigerant extracts heat from the outdoor air and vents it into your residence to warm the interior.

Heat pumps running in heating mode are most effective when the temperature is warmer than freezing outside. If it gets too chilly, a backup electric resistance heater turns on to keep your house cozy, but your heating costs increase as a result.

Heat pumps work longer than furnaces because the air doesn’t turn as hot. This helps sustain a more balanced indoor temperature. Additionally, because heat pumps shift heat rather than creating it from a fuel source, they can perform well above 100% efficiency. You can anticipate 30–40% savings on your heating bills by getting a heat pump.

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Heat pumps are environmentally friendly and economical. They are an alternative to the standard AC/furnace setup and should have the same amount of maintenance—one checkup in the spring and another in the fall.

If you want to install a heat pump, Falso Service Experts is the company to contact. We’ll size and install your unit to meet your heating and cooling needs. And then we’ll support our installation with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year. To find out more, contact us at 315-313-6531 now.

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