What is a Heat Pump?

Question: What is a Heat Pump?

QuestionAnswer: A heat pump is a refrigeration system.  A refrigerator moves heat from inside the box to the outside.  A heat pump has the ability to pump heat into a house from the outside (heating cycle) and it has the ability to pump heat out of a house (cooling cycle).  The reason why a heat pump that is sized and installed by a qualified technician works so efficiently is that it does not create the heat.  It simply moves heat from one place to another which takes much less energy.  For a more in depth discussion on how heat pumps work please visit my blog at www.tempriteclimatesolutions.com

This question was originally published in the “Ask a Pro” column of the Comox Valley Echo.  Look for other questions fielded by Lance in the Ask a Pro column. 
Comox Valley Echo

Close Menu