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How Heat Pumps Work

Heat pumps are used for either the heating or cooling of your home by transferring heat between the indoors and the outdoors. Because heat pump systems transfer heat rather than generating it, they are more energy efficient.

In the warmer months, the heat pump acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from the air inside your home and transferring it outside.

During colder months, the opposite is true, as the heat from outdoor air is extracted and transferred to the interior of your home. Believe it or not, even a 32 degree Fahrenheit day produces enough heat to warm a home using a heat pump.

A typical heat pump consists of an outdoor unit similar to a central air conditioning system and an indoor unit called an air handler. A compressor pumps refrigerant (also known as freon, R22 or R410A) that absorbs and releases heat as it travels between the indoor and outdoor units.

Heat pumps are best for moderate climates, keeping homes warm even when temperatures drop into the low 20s. A supplemental heating source may be needed for lower temperatures.

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SYSTEMS WE SELL & SERVICE

We service and repair all makes and models of air conditioning and heating systems for private residential, light commercial, and new construction in the greater Houston, TX area. Listed below are the most common types of air conditioning and heating related equipment and systems for which we have experience and recommend in the right situations.

Air Conditioners

With an energy efficient A/C unit, you’ll enjoy complete comfort on the hottest days of the year and lower your cooling costs at the same time.

Air Handlers

An air handler is a device used to condition and circulate air as part of a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system.

Dehumidifiers

Your air conditioning system is designed to control temperature, not humidity, and only removes humidity as a byproduct of cooling.

Evaporator Coils

The evaporator coil is where the actual cooling takes place as the heat in the air is absorbed by the refrigerant in the coils.

Furnaces

A furnace works to keep a home warm in the winter and plays a critical part in the operation of an air conditioning and heating system.

Heat Pumps

A central heat pump helps maintain comfortable temperatures inside your home and reduces humidity levels year-round.

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