When it comes to heat pump installation, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and confused. Before you can understand heat pump installation, it’s important to understand how heat pumps work.
A heat pump does just what its name says – it pumps heat. So unlike traditional heaters, heat pumps don’t create heat. They simply move it from one place to another. For example, a unit using air for heating would draw the air from outside and pump the heated air into your home.
Another way heat pumps work is by moving heat from underground into your home. In this example, the heat pump draws the heat from the earth and moves it into your house to keep things toasty.
Did you know that heat pumps are also used in the summer to pump cool air into your home? That’s right, a heat pump can work to cool your home in the summer months, and warm your home in the winter months. It does it all!
Now, let’s address heat pump installation. Whether you choose air source heating or ground source heating, the key to an effective and efficient heat pump is the installation. Here is information you need to know:
Ground Source Heating/Cooling: For ground source heating, a trench is dug and coils that are made of strong plastic will be buried in the trench. These coils are filled with water. The heat pump is installed in your basement and draws the heated air from the underground piping and distributes it into your home.
Air Source Heating/Cooling: For air source heating, the unit is installed outside of your home. A large fan on top draws in the air, separates the heated air, and distributes it into your home.
Whichever source you choose, make sure you hire licensed and insured HVAC contractors with experience in heat pump installation. Doing this will ensure you get the job done right the first time.
For the best heat pump installation, you can trust Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. To get in touch with one of our professional technicians, call 843.554.8600 today.