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How Is Heat Pump Installation Done?

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system for your home, you probably have a lot of questions. What’s it going to cost? Who should I call? What type of system should I install? The first step should be finding an HVAC contractor with a strong reputation and excellent technicians. He will be able to advise you on the best course of action. There is a variety of systems available on the market today, but one of the most energy efficient is the heat pump. While there are many different types of heat pumps, only a specialist will be able to find you a model with specifications that match your home. In today’s post, we’d like to discuss the basics of how heat pump installation works. Call Westland Heating and Air Conditioning today for comprehensive Avon Lake, OH heat pump installation services.

A heat pump system comprises two units, lineset connections, ductwork, and a thermostat. The outdoor unit is a rectangular box that contains a condenser coil and a compressor. It is typically installed close to the house, but not so close as to block the circulation of airflow around the unit itself, which brings in outside air with an exhaust fan to condense the refrigerant circulating within the coils. This is often the noisier part of the system because it houses the compressor. The indoor unit is made up of an evaporator coil and the air handler. During the summer, the blower motor extracts warm indoor air through the network of ducts in the home and sends it through the cool liquid refrigerant of the evaporator. The entire system needs to be correctly charged with refrigerant in order to absorb and dissipate heat effectively and efficiently.

The purpose of a heat pump is to move heat from the inside to the outside during the cooling season and vice-versa during the heating season. It’s equipped with a special valve so that it can produce heating and cooling, thus making it one of the more versatile HVAC systems on the market. Call Westland Heating and Air Conditioning for comprehensive Avon Lake, OH heat pump installation services.

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