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Heat Pump Installation and Replacement in Medford

Posted on October 6, 2014 by admin in Blog, Heating

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Heat pumps are highly efficient home heating systems that use a small amount of energy to transfer heat from the air or ground and into your home or company building. Generally speaking, heat pumps are used to heat your home during the winter season. However, they can also be reversed to act as an air conditioner for the warmer months, as well.

Despite what you may have heard before about them, heat pumps are a highly effective and energy efficient way to manage the temperature, regardless of what the climate is like. In terms of devices that are on top as far as energy efficiency goes, there is not much better out there than heat pumps.

Heat Pump Installation in Medford

One of the bigger advantages that place heat pumps over conventional heating equipment is that there is no need to install separate systems to heat and cool your household.

At the end of the day, this means that heat pumps can be added on to your existing heating or cooling equipment to create a “hybrid” system of sorts that enhances your energy efficiency by changing your home’s fuel source back and forth between gas and electric depending on what you need to use it for.

How Heat Pumps Work

Air source heat pumps are the most common kind of heat pump that you will see. Air source heat pumps work by taking heat from the air surrounding of your home and pumping it through refrigerant-filled coils. The heat pump itself consists of two fans, a heat exchanger, a compressor and a reversing valve. The reversing valve of the heat pump is a key part of the unit’s versatility. Basically, what the pump does is absorb heat from your home or office space and pushes it through the outdoor side of the unit where warm air is released. The heat pump will continue this process until the interior of the building is at a comfortable and warm condition.

Although air source heat pumps are by far the most common, ground source heat pumps can also be frequently found, depending on the area. Ground source heat pumps absorb heat from the ground or from an underground body of water. The pump absorbs heat directly from the ground via a system of buried pipes that are typically filled with water.

For all of your heat pump needs, call Raynor Electric today!