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Heat Pump Question: How Does a Heat Pump Work?

If you’re looking for an innovative, efficient and sustainable way to heat and cool your Hilton Head home, call AAction Air to learn about the benefits of a heat pump installation in your home. Heat pumps can heat and cool your home much like a conventional central air system, but they do so in a much more efficient and eco-friendly way. If going green is a priority for you, a heat pump may be the solution you’re looking for.

The Heat Transfer Principle

Unlike conventional heating and cooling systems, heat pumps do not consume a fuel source in order to create energy. Rather, they use ambient heat and transfer it, using only a small amount of electricity, into or out of your home. When it is cold inside a heat pump will move heat indoors, and when the temperatures rise it will remove excess heat from your home. This allows for sustainable, affordable and efficient heating and cooling of your home.

Types of Heat Pumps to Consider

There are a number of heat pump options available in Hilton Head. AAction Air thinks that consumers ought to be informed, so we’ve collected some information about the various heat pump options out there to help you in the selection process. If you have any further questions about any of these models or their operation, feel free to call AAction Air for more information.

  • Air Source Heat Pumps absorb heat from the air in their operation. Because air is highly susceptible to fluctuations in temperature it is important to consider the climate in your area to ensure that your heat pump will operate effectively. If necessary a second form of heat can supplement the heat pump.
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps involve burying a loop system in the ground or in a body of water on your property. The loop system absorbs heat from the ground or water source for use in your home, and again the process is easily reversed for cooling service. These heat pumps are more effective and versatile than air source heat pumps because the depth at which the loops are buried has a much more constant temperature. There are a lot of factors to consider and your land must be evaluated before it can be decided that a geothermal heat pump system is right for your home.

Call AAction Air Today for More Heat Pump Information

This has been only a brief introduction to the operation of heat pumps. If you’re interested in learning more about the installation, repair and maintenance processes, call AAction Air today. We are happy to help you decide if a heat pump is the right choice for you and your personal home cooling needs.

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