Summer has officially come to a close, although with our temperatures you’d never know that! Many parts of the country are thinking about their heating systems now—scheduling maintenance and repairs if they need them.
Of course, we’re still a ways off from that, however if you are thinking about having a new climate control system installed this year, now is a great time to do so—particularly if you are considering a heat pump. Keep reading to learn why.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
It may seem odd that we’re mentioning heat pumps this time of year. But what many Florida homeowners don’t realize is that a heat pump is not merely for heating—it’s for cooling as well. Two units comprise this system, much like a traditional air conditioning system—one unit is indoors and one is outdoors.
Heat pumps however, unlike central air conditioners, contain a component called a reversing valve, which allows them to offer both heating and cooling mode. When in cooling mode, the inside unit evaporates refrigerant to absorb heat, and the outside unit condenses refrigerant to vent it. In heating mode, this action is reversed.