How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Heat pumps are basically the same as air conditioners with a single important wrinkle. They cool the air by circulating refrigerant: shifting it to pressurized liquid form (which releases heat from the outdoor portion of the heat pump system), then moving it back to gaseous form (which cools the surrounding air inside the system). The cool air can then be blown into your home with a fan.

The trick with heat pump systems is that the process can be reversed: cooling the air outside your home and releasing heat inside the system to be blown through your vents. That makes it an ideal way to keep your Richardson, TX home comfortable no matter what the temperature is like outside. Our trained team can handle whatever you need, from installation to replacement and everything in between!

What Benefits Does it Offer?

Heat pumps are very convenient for smaller homes that might not have a lot of room to spare. By eliminating a second unit, it can cut down on its profile in your home. But the big benefits come in the savings you can enjoy. As air conditioners, they’re extremely efficient, but as heaters, they don’t require gas or other types of fuel: the refrigerant isn’t consumed the way those fuels are.

That means they can heat your home for much less cost than other types of heating systems. Heat pumps work best when temperatures stay above freezing, but recent models are far more effective than earlier models, and in many cases a smaller furnace can be attached to them. Either way, they can save you a great deal of money, not only in monthly costs, but in reduced wear and tear that helps them last longer.

Trust Us to Handle It

At Earthwise Home Services, we know that most homeowners don’t want to worry about their heat pump systems: especially when the mercury rises or falls. That’s why we offer a full range of heat pump installation services to install a new system or replace an old one that’s ready to be done.

But it doesn’t stop there. We also provide heat pump repair services when problems arise and heat pump maintenance to stop those problems from arising in the first place. Regardless of what you need, our team is ready to go when you are!