How Do Heat Pumps Provide Both Heating and Cooling?

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Heat pumps are a terrific option for many homeowners. Heat pumps have numerous benefits including the fact that they provide both heating and cooling. Here at Ideal Services, we provide professional Heating and Cooling services and we are proud to provide complete heat pump services. We often get asked about how heat pumps are able to provide both heating and cooling. We wanted to clear it up and put together a quick explanation of how they’re able to do that.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are incredibly efficient and reliable heating and cooling systems. They are unique in that they can provide both heating and cooling in one convenient system. The heat pump professionals at Ideal Services provide installation, repair, and maintenance for all different kinds of heat pumps. Here is a brief explanation of how heat pumps can provide heating and cooling.

In cooling mode, your heat pump uses a compressed refrigerator to absorb heat out of your home’s air. The refrigerant is then circulated outside where it is exhausted through the outdoor condensing unit.

Heat pumps have a reversing valve that allows them to reverse the flow of that compressed refrigerant. When you flip the switch to heating mode, your heat pump will start absorbing heat from the outside air and carrying it into your home. Heat pumps are one of the most efficient heating systems because they don’t have to consume a fuel source to provide heating to your home.

For all your heat pump installation, repair or maintenance just call the friendly experts at Ideal Services today  919-557-0004.