What’s a heat pump and how does it work?

Contrary to normal beliefs, a heat pump is perfectly capable of heating as well as cooling your home. However, the term “heat pump” is used because the main application of such a device is to transport hot liquid, also known as refrigerant between the two main part of a HVAC system, the outside unit and the inside unit. Every now and then, due to excessive use, a heat pump repair is necessary in order to keep your HVAC system up and running.

Looking for heat pump repairs in Columbia, SC?Simply put, a heat pump is a device that moves heat from one location to another, using a small amount of energy. This is actually one of the biggest advantages of HVAC systems, compared with traditional AC units, the first ones are more energy-efficient. Heat pumps used as a part of a HVAC system have the capability to deliver hot as well as cold air. But they have other attribution as well, for instance, heat pumps have been used recently to capture heat from the underground, transport it onto the surface and then delivered as a hot air in houses, offices or any other types of buildings. They are very popular and they are rapidly becoming a big competitor for the traditional furnaces. Even more, the cost for a heat pump repair is much lower than for a furnace or any other heating device.

Another great advantage of a heat pump is that there’s no need to install separate systems to heat and cool a building. For instance, the traditional AC systems do not come with a heating feature, they provide only cool air. Homeowners with such systems installed have to find an alternative method to ensure proper temperatures in their homes during cold seasons. Usually, these alternatives consists of a furnace or a blower, both considered with a lower efficiency than a heat pump. Even more, a blower or a furnace occupy space in your home which is inconvenient and aesthetically not as appealing. A heat pump occupies the same space as an AC unit, they can be mounted on the wall or any other place in your room.

But the biggest benefit of having a heat pump for your heating or cooling needs, is the energy efficiency. Compared with classic furnace systems that run of gas or wood, the heat pump uses just a small amount of electrical energy and creates the same temperatures as any other heating or cooling devices. Even more, due to the fact that they are not burning gas or wood in order to deliver heat, means that a heat pump system is much friendly environmental than the others.

Not too often, but still once I a while, heat pumps malfunction. To ensure that they are fixed by professionals, hire B&B Plumbing, Heating & Air for the best heat pump repair services in Columbia, SC. The reliable and trustworthy company you deserve is just a phone call away (803) 237-4626.

B&B Plumbing, Heating & Air
141 Gala Dr ColumbiaSC29209 USA 
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