Heat Pumps Installed and Repaired in Middleport, OH

Heat pumps are a fantastically efficient way to heat or cool your home through a split system. They pull ambient heat from the environment, trap it, and move it into your house or other building, such as a separate garage. In cooling mode, they expel heat from your house into the environment. No matter which mode you are using, heat pumps create a comfortable space for you and your family. If you think a heat pump system may be right for you, call Foreman & Abbott Heating & Cooling at (740) 992-5321.

How Residential Heat Pumps Work

Heat pumps work by pulling heat from the environment around your home and moving it into the house. Heat pumps contain refrigerant that has a very low boiling point. The refrigerant circulates through the system. When it comes in contact with the environment, either the air, the ground, or the water, it extracts any ambient heat from it. The heat pump then compresses the refrigerant, increasing the captured heat. It transfers the heat from the refrigerant to the heating coil which moves the heat into your home.

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Types of Residential Heat Pumps

Heat pumps pull heat from or put heat back into the environment in three ways: air, ground, or water. Which type you choose to install in your home has a lot to do with where your property is located.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps capture heat from the environment and disperse it through your home using ductwork. Air source heat pumps are easy to install and look like a normal air conditioning unit. They can operate with heating systems that utilize forced hot air or that radiate hot water. For these reasons, air source heat pumps are the most popular option for homeowners.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumps pull heating or cooling out of the ground. You may know this type as a geothermal heat pump. The temperature in the ground is relatively constant and can provide a reliable source of heat for your home. A ground source heat pump can also put heat into the ground, keeping your home cool and comfortable. Ground source pumps involve buried components that remove thermal energy in a closed loop system. They require a loop field area which must be excavated on the property.

Water Source Heat Pumps

Water source heat pumps utilize heating or cooling from a river or lake located on the property. Foreman & Abbott Heating & Cooling can only install this type of heat pump in an area where the homeowner has access and legal permission to use the nearby body of water. Many local authorities require strict permissions if a homeowner wants to alter a water source that other people use. In addition, the body of water must be large enough to accommodate the energy needs of the household. If these requirements are met, Foreman & Abbott Heating & Cooling’s contractors can install the most efficient type of water source heat pump for use on your property.

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