What is a Heat Pump?

Learn more about this outstanding option for home heating and cooling!

heat pump heaters new york As people look to improve energy efficiency in their homes, they are increasingly turning to ductless heat pumps.

Rinker Oil and Propane offers ductless heat pump installation and service. With our affordable service plans, you get regular professional maintenance that keeps your heat pump running smoothly and efficiently while covering many parts and labor costs for heat pump repair work. Our team of skilled technicians will complete all work on your heat pump with precision and to the highest standards of safety.

The advantages of ductless heat pumps

No ductwork needed. Ductless systems are quickly becoming a popular alternative for homes that don’t have existing ductwork. Not only does installation avoid the added cost of putting in new ductwork, but it’s also easier. You don’t have to live with the stress and mess of adding ductwork. In fact, ductless heat pumps can be installed in less than one day!

Zoned heating and cooling. Ductless units let you regulate when and to what temperature various rooms in your house are heated or cooled, which will significantly improve your heating and cooling efficiency.

Better energy efficiency. Ductless cooling and heating systems are money-savers because they don’t lose air the way traditional HVAC systems do. With ductwork, heated or cooled air escapes, but with a ductless system, all the conditioned air goes right into your living spaces—so you’re not paying to heat or cool empty space.

Window A/C units are no longer needed. No more window air conditioners and their accompanying inefficiency, hassle, and security risks when you install ductless heat pumps! Other benefits include letting sunlight in since there are no large units blocking your windows. Also, no more easy access into your home for dust, dirt, pollen, and bugs.

How ductless heat pumps work

You don’t need separate heating and cooling systems when you have a ductless heat pump! With just the push of a button, you can change your heat pump from cooling to heating and vice-versa.

The outdoor compressor unit and indoor air handler, called the evaporator, are both parts of a heat pump. They connect through tubing that has power lines as well as communications and condensate drain lines running through it.

Cooling: The compressor does what its name implies and compresses the refrigerant vapor so that it can circulate to the condenser. Here, heat from within the refrigerant is transferred into surrounding air outside, and as a result, the refrigerant changes back into a liquid form. Afterwards, this liquid passes through an expansion valve where its pressure decreases significantly. From there, it enters another coil, known as the evaporator, where indoors air is blown over said coils containing low-pressure coolants which absorb heat readily from said air; thus cooling it in turn. This newly cooled indoor temperature-controlled environment leaves through supply registers located throughout your house accordingly.

Heating: Reversing the closed-loop heat pump system in winter enables houses to draw heat from outside air rather than trying to extract it from within.

The refrigerant works by first becoming a vapor under low pressure, which chills it significantly. Heat always flows from hotter objects to colder ones, so the refrigerant absorbs heat from its surroundings. The compressor then pressurizes the gas back into a hot liquid form once it has drawn all available heat out of its environment. This extremely hot refrigerant is then routed to your indoor coils via tubing, where your blower releases the built-up heat into your home.

Ready to learn more about how heat pumps can work in your Southern Tier home? Contact Rinker Oil and Propane today!