When it comes to HVAC systems, efficiency is always the most important goal. After all, the more that you can increase the efficiency of a system, the lower your utility bill will be. That’s why heat pumps make so much sense, especially in a city with a mild climate like Phoenix, because of the significant efficiency gains that they offer. To better understand how a heat pump can offer major energy savings, here is a basic guide to heat pumps from Mountainside Air LLC.
Refrigerant as a Vehicle
The refrigerant in your HVAC system can be seen as a vehicle. Rather than hauling people or cargo, though, your refrigerant vehicle hauls heat. To power the refrigerant so that it hauls the heat, all that you have to do is change its temperature. You can change the temperature by changing the refrigerant’s pressure, which is exactly what the various components of a heat pump are built to do.
Moving Heat Where It’s Needed
In the winter, you want to add heat to your home to raise the air temperature. In a typical furnace, the heat is added by burning fuel to create heat energy to warm the air. If you’re using a heat pump, though, the heat you need is brought in from the outside via the refrigerant in your HVAC system.
As the refrigerant is cooled to a temperature lower than the ambient air outside, the heat from the air is drawn into the refrigerant as the air attempts to maintain equilibrium. Then, as the refrigerant is pumped into your home, it brings the heat with it so that it can increase your home’s air temperature.
Easier Than Water
When most people think about transferring heat, they think of it in terms of water-based items that freeze at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and boil at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. However, refrigerants are not bound by these limitations because they have different boiling points than water, meaning that your system can operate even when it’s exceptionally cold.
Guiding You To Comfort
At Mountainside Air LLC., we take your comfort very seriously. That’s why we want you to understand the full array of home comfort options to ensure you make an informed choice. Plus, with our air conditioner maintenance, furnace installation, and HVAC repair services, you can be sure that your home will always maintain optimal comfort. Proudly owned and operated by veterans, Mountainside Air LLC. will treat you with integrity and respect. To learn more about heat pumps, contact us at Mountainside Air LLC. today.