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    Feb 27, 2014

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    A Basic Guide to the Primary Function of a Heat Pump

    A Basic Guide to the Primary Function of a Heat Pump

    Understanding the basic function of heat pump heat.


    A Basic Guide to the Primary Function of a Heat Pump

    Though many homeowners choose central heat and air to heat and cool their home, there is another option available. A solo heat pump can be used to heat and cool your entire home. Unfamiliar with what a heat pump is and how it works? Here is a basic guide for this extraordinary HVAC technology.

    What Makes Heat Pumps Different?

    While most heat systems burn fuel to create heat, heat pumps, simply put, just move air around. They function by pulling heat from the air or from ground level and distributing it into a room or building. This process uses a relatively small amount of energy to move the heat around, making heat pumps much more efficient than standard central heat systems.

    Where Do They Work Best?

    Moderate climates are the best place for heat pump heat. Geographically, where the temperatures don’t reach extremes, in either direction, heat pump heat can function effectively. This is because the gap between the temperature outside and the temperature you want are smaller, meaning the heat pump has to do less work.

    How Do They Work?

    Heat pumps move air from the outdoors into your house to heat it. They move heat rather than generate heat. Most commonly used for cooling, heat pump heat is also very effective in mild climates. It is also extremely efficient. It can cut your electric usage for heating by 30-50%.

    Do you live in a mild climate? Are you looking for ways to effectively heat your home in a cost effective way? A heat pump may be the right choice for you. Understanding that the primary function of heat pump heat is to move the warm air and not to generate it can give you an understanding of how and why heat pump heat is a great choice.

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