A heat pump’s efficiency saves you money on energy bills and keeps your Bossier City, Louisiana, home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Discover how a it uses refrigerant to transfer heat energy in and out of your house, keeping your family comfortable regardless of the season.
How a Heat Pump Works
Rather than burning fuel to heat your home like a gas or oil furnace, a heat pump transfers heat energy from outside to keep your home comfortable. To keep your home cool in the summer, the process works in reverse, taking energy from inside your home and moving it outside.
The basic parts of a heat pump are a compressor, fan, reversing valve, and refrigerant-filled coils. Arranged in a loop, these coils run from inside your home to the outside and back again. When a heat pump is heating, the refrigerant flows through the coils to the outdoor compressor where it absorbs energy. The refrigerant then circulates into your home and releases its energy as heat, while the fan pushes this heat into your home.
A heat pump’s reversing valve allows it to cool your home by reversing the flow of the refrigerant. The refrigerant absorbs heat from inside your home and transfers it outside, lowering your home’s indoor temperature.
Advantages of Heat Pumps
When considering heating, electric heat pumps are more efficient than gas or oil furnaces, saving you money on energy bills. Heat pumps also run more steadily than a traditional gas or oil furnace to keep your home consistently comfortable.
Another advantage of using a heat pump is that this unit doesn’t dry the air in your home like a furnace. That’s good news for family members who suffer from asthma or are sensitive to poor indoor air quality.
At Pioneer Comfort Systems, our expert technicians install, service, and repair heat and cooling systems in the Bossier City, Louisiana, area. If you want to know whether a heat pump is right for your home, call us at 318-795-8000.
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