Overland Park Heat Pump Services
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Heat pumps area devices that move heat energy from a source of heat to a destination called a “heat sink.” They are designed to move thermal energy in the opposite direction of spontaneous heat flow. Heat pumps can also absorb heat from a cold space and releasing it into a warmer one. A heat pump uses external power to do the work of transferring energy from the heat source to the heat sink.
It is important to properly maintain your heat pump that your unit remains running at its peak efficiency. At Priced Right Heating & Cooling, we have a team of techs that is equipped with state of the art products and tools to service your home. We perform each service job with precision and speed. Count on us to handle your Overland Park heat pump services today.
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How do heat pumps work?
Heat pumps use powerful compressors to compress a gaseous refrigerant into a dense liquid, forcing the heat out of it the way water is forced out of a squeezed sponge. The liquid is later vented back into a gas, a process that absorbs heat. In between these two actions the liquid is moved to the place where it will be released. If used for cooling, the refrigerant will be vented inside a heat exchanger/air handler, which becomes very cold. Air is circulated through the heat exchanger and the cool air continues on into the building.
What are their benefits?
Heat pumps are one of the most efficient ways of heating and cooling a building. The same equipment can be used for both heating and air conditioning. Heating is more uniform throughout the building than when electrical or gas heat is used. They are quieter because part of the equipment is located outside the building. There is no air pollution or smell because nothing is being burned.
What are their energy efficient features?
According to the US EPA, geothermal heat pumps can reduce energy consumption up to 72% compared with electric resistance heaters. When we compare heat pumps to other devices used to heat living spaces, we use the term coefficient of performance (COP). When heating a building with an outside temperature of 10 degrees centigrade, a heat pump has a COP of 3 to 4. An electrical resistance heater has a COP of 1. That is to say that a given amount of electrical energy can provide 3 to 4 times as much heat as a resistance heater.
What are some of the problems they exhibit?
In extremely cold weather, air source heat pumps perform poorly. In very very cold weather, the COP of a heat pump will approach 1. Ground source heat pumps work better in these situations but are more costly.
The initial cost of heat pumps is greater than other types, although they are more cost efficient over the long run.The compressor and radiator of a heat pump where the refrigerant can produce liquid condensation can turn to ice in cold weather blocking airflow and causing the unit to fail temporarily.
Heat pumps require regular maintenance to ensure problems remain at bay.
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