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What is a Heat Pump and how does it work?
Posted: Sep 16, 2019

What is a Heat Pump and How does it Work?

Heat pumps are versatile home comfort systems that provide year round climate control for your home by supplying heat in the winter and cooling in the summer. These systems are a great alternative to other heating options like electric baseboards because they are efficient, will save costs on your electric heating bill and provide you with the home comfort you are looking for.

How do heat pumps work? 

Heat Pumps use a condenser to regulate and transfer heating or cooling throughout your home depending on the season.  As opposed to creating warm air, like a furnace, a heat pump transports the desired air by constantly moving it from one place to another. In the summer, the heat pump moves warm air from your house outside and rejects the warm air from entering. Alternatively, in the winter the heat pump extracts heat from outdoor air and distributes it to your home. 

These systems are energy efficient and are a great alternative to running electric baseboards in the winter.

Used in combination with a Ductless Mini Split, a Heat Pump can target specific areas of your home you are looking to heat or cool, like bedrooms, entertaining spaces or additions to your home.

The Heat Pump offered by Trane is Cold Climate Certified which means it can heat and cool year round, even in our northern temperatures.

It should be noted, that electric baseboards may still be needed when temperatures drop below a certain threshold.

If you’re looking to reduce your electric heating bill, installing a heat pump in your home may be a great solution. Speak with one of our seasoned professionals to get more information and to schedule a free in-home assessment to see if it is right for you.