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Heat pumps are located outside of your Atlanta home. The system pulls warm air out of the house in the summer and forces warm air inside during the winter. Heat pumps also are excellent in controlling the level of humidity in the home. This allows you to keep the thermostat a little higher in the summer with no detectable difference in the temperature of your home. Please contact us, if you would like to speak to an expert technician, in regards to repair or installation of a heat pump in your Atlanta home. Call us today for service questions about your Atlanta heat pump repair or maintenance solution.
By definition, a heat pump is a machine which moves heat. Heat exists in all air at all temperatures down to "absolute zero" (-460º F). In the winter, a heat pump draws heat from the outdoor air and circulates it through ducts into your Atlanta home. During the summer, it reverses the process and draws heat from your interior air and releases it outdoors. It also dehumidifies the indoor air as it cools it.Benefits of a Heat Pump System
Because a heat pump does not burn fuel, it is safer and cleaner to run than a gas powered furnace.
A heat pump provides a more uniform temperature throughout a building. It does not produce a sudden blast of hot air as traditional furnaces do each time they kick on.
In the heat mode, heat pumps do not dry out the air the way traditional heaters do. The higher humidity maintained by heat pumps during cold weather provides for a healthier environment.
Heat pumps are more efficient and cost less to run than electric furnaces.
Because heat pumps are used year round (for cooling as well as heating needs), they cost less per hour of use (cost of purchase and installation divided by total number of hours used per year) than do individual heating and cooling systems, which each sit idle for a good part of the year.
The Heat Pump as an Air Conditioner
The heat pump serves as an air conditioner by absorbing heat from indoor air and pumping it outdoors. The heat pump contains an indoor coil which, in turn, contains a very cold liquid refrigerant. As indoor air passes over the indoor coil, the refrigerant-cooled coil absorbs heat from the air and so quickly cools that air. The cooled air cannot hold as much moisture as it did at a higher temperature. The excess moisture condenses on the outside of the coil, resulting in the dehumidification of the air. The cooled, dehumidified air is then forced (by a fan) into the duct system which, in turn, circulates it throughout the building.
At the same time, the absorption of heat by the refrigerant turns the refrigerant from a liquid into a vapor. A compressor pumps the heat laden vapor through a vapor line to an outdoor coil which discharges the heat extracted from the indoor air. As the heat is discharged, the vapor is cooled and changes back into a liquid refrigerant. The refrigerant is then pumped back through a liquid line to the indoor coil and the cycle is repeated.
In addition to serving as an air conditioner, the heat pump contains a reversal valve which reverses the flow of refrigerant and thus allows the heat pump to serve as a heater during cold weather.
Atlanta Heating Repairs - If you you are in need of a heater upgrade or heating unit maintenance, give Bett's Heating & Air a call today to schedule a checkup. Our heating service technicians are ready with fully loaded trucks to get your heating system up and running ASAP. No job is to difficult, Betts Heating & Air technicians are prepared for the challenges of the Atlanta environment. We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee as well as a 30-point tune up on furnace units and boilers to ensure quality of service and peace of mind. We can also perform maintenance on any of the home comfort accessories you have at the same time.
If you're looking for an Atlanta heat pump repair and maintenance specialist, please give us a call today at 770-853-3353 or complete our request estimate form.
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