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Heat pumps are the best devices: they have multiple purposes and functions in one. They act as an air conditioner in the summer and as a heater in the winter, making sure to provide adequate heating or cooling for certain seasons and weather patterns. It helps to keep the air in your home just as you need it, and just as you like it.
Heat pumps are devices that provide heat energy from a heat source to something called a heat sink. Heat pumps are central devices to many different forms of HVAC cleaning and services for space heating and space cooling. In HVAC applications, a heat pump is typically defined as a vapor-compression refrigeration device.
This means that it includes a reversing valve and optimized heat exchangers. The direction of heat flow (thermal energy movement) is then reversed. It works almost as a reverse refrigerator system. The reversing valve switches the direction of the cooling air process through the cycle, which means the heat pump may deliver either heating or cooling to a building. In cooler climates, the purpose of the reversing valve is to heat.
Oppositely, in warmer climates, the purpose of the heat pumps is cooling. You can see that the two heat exchangers, the condenser and evaporator, are swapping functions and doing the reverse. Both are optimized to perform adequately in either mode. This is great, because then the efficiency of a reversible heat pump is less than two separately functioning and single purpose optimized machines.
Heat pumps offer an energy efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners.
Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer.
A heat pump is basically a heat transporter that is constantly moving warm air from one place to another. This means it is moving warm air to where its needed or not needed, depending on the season. Interestingly enough, even in cold air, heat energy is present. When it is cold outside a heat pump extracts this outside heat and transfers it inside. When it’s warm outside, it does the opposite. It reverses directions and acts like an air conditioner, removing the heat from your home and cooling it off.
A great advantage of a heat pump is that it is very energy efficient. It moves heat instead of generating heat, which means it is simply using the heat and air that is already there. Furthermore, heat pumps are great because they are powered by electricity, so you can save substantially on fuel consumption.
It is important to know that heat pumps are best for moderate climates. Sometimes, a supplemental heating source may be needed for lower temperatures, like the ones you can find in Bozeman or other parts of Montana.
Installation for heat pumps consists of two parts: an indoor unit, which is called an air handler and an outdoor unit that is just like a central air conditioner, but is instead called a heat pump.