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What is a Heat Pump?

What is a Heat Pump?

Residents of Delaware and Maryland have a number of different options when choosing heating and cooling systems for their homes. If you have conducted any research on what is available, you probably came across mentions of forced air heating, radiant heating, heat pumps, or geothermal heating. To help you understand which system might be best for you, we at First Class HVAC created a number of informative blog posts that discuss each option. Here you can learn more about heat pumps.

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A heat pump is a refrigeration system that can be used to increase or lower the temperature of a controlled space. Although the name “heat pump” might seem to suggest the system can only heat an area, these systems can warm or cool an enclosed space and also have dehumidifying functions. To operate, the heat pump transports warm air from one area to another. Since they transport heat rather than create it, heat pumps can offer equivalent temperature moderation for less cost than other heating or cooling appliances.

Heat pumps as the single source of temperature control for a home operate best in climates with moderate heating and cooling needs. However, their efficiency makes them great options for homeowners in more severe weather areas who would like to use the heat pumps to supplement their existing heating systems in moderate weather, cutting down on heating or cooling costs. To learn more about the different types of heat pumps available, check out our article, “What are the Different Types of Heat Pumps.”

If you are thinking of updating your home heating system, contact us today! We provide HVAC services throughout Delaware in towns like Milton and Dover and in Maryland.