You have probably heard about using a heat pump as an option to heat and cool your home. In fact, a heat pump is an effective heating and cooling method for many different types of homes across the country. In nature, heat tends to flow from a location with a higher temperature to one with a lower temperature. For example, in winter, heat from a heated house is more likely to move to the outside. A heat pump recognizes this natural flow and counters it using electrical energy. It is the same logical principle that is used in your kitchen refrigerator.
What Does a Heat Pump Need in Addition to Electricity?
Going back to the refrigerator example, you may have heard that if you ever move your refrigerator, you should let it set for 24 hours before plugging it in. That is to let the gas coolant inside your refrigerator’s cooling system settle. The coolant aids in transferring the heat inside your refrigerator to the outside. A heat pump also uses a refrigerant in the form of a gas or liquid to transfer heat, depending on the season, either into or outside of your home. Freon was used in heat pumps in the past, but it has been shown to be detrimental to the ozone layer. A wide range of non-Freon refrigerants have been approved for heat pump use that are:
- Non-harmful to the ozone
- Easily detectable if leaking
A Trusted AC and Heating Professional
Airvengers, LLC in Oakdale, California, offers a complete spectrum of heating and air conditioning equipment and services. This includes installation, maintenance, and repairs. If you are considering the benefits of a whole house fan, we can help you with that too. Put a knowledgeable and trained AC and heating specialist on your team.
Contact us today with a call or through our website about heating issues, cooling concerns, or heat pumps.