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What Is a Heat Pump & How Does It Work?

Side view of a mounted outdoor heat pump unit

Heat pumps are a remarkable, innovative form of HVAC technology that plays a pivotal role in keeping homes comfortable year-round. But how exactly do these systems work, and how great are they at enhancing energy efficiency in your home?

In this blog, the HVAC experts at Iceberg Home Services explain exactly what a heat pump is, how it works, and how one can help lower your energy costs.

How a Heat Pump Works

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another rather than generating it like traditional HVAC equipment. This process is accomplished by using a small amount of energy to move heat from a low-temperature area to a high-temperature area. Here’s how heat pumps operate to provide year-round comfort during each season:

How Heat Pumps Work in the Summer

During the summer months, a heat pump operates in the same manner as a central air conditioner. The system extracts heat from the indoor air and transfers it outside, leaving your indoor environment cool and comfortable. This process involves compressing refrigerant gas to increase its temperature and circulating it through a series of coils to release heat outside. The cooled air is then circulated indoors, resulting in a pleasant, consistently cool indoor climate.

How Heat Pumps Work in the Winter

In the winter, this process is reversed to provide warmth indoors. Heat is extracted from the outdoor air or ground and transferred indoors to warm up your home. Despite the cold conditions outside, the air and ground still have enough heat energy from the heat pump to capture and redistribute indoors. This process is incredibly efficient as it does not require your heat pump to generate heat but rather moves it around.

Do Heat Pumps Save Energy?

The short answer is yes — heat pumps can save a tremendous amount of energy. In fact, that’s one of the most significant advantages of having a heat pump installed in the first place.

By transferring heat rather than generating it through combustion, heat pumps provide heating and cooling at a fraction of the cost of traditional HVAC equipment. This enhanced energy efficiency directly translates to lower energy expenses for your home while also reducing your impact on the environment, making heat pumps both an energy-efficient and sustainable choice for your home’s comfort.

Choose Iceberg Home Services for Expert Heat Pump Help

Heat pumps are a versatile and efficient HVAC option that helps keep your home comfortable all year round, whether it’s providing cool air indoors during the summer or warming up your indoor environment during the winter.

At Iceberg Home Services, our team offers a broad range of top-quality heat pump systems from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, along with heat pump repair and heat pump maintenance services. With free replacement estimates and discounts and coupons, we strive to make your heat pump investment as affordable and stress-free as possible.

Make the switch to a heat pump in your Central Florida home by calling our team at (863) 223-1849 today!



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