Are you thinking about replacing your heating system come the spring time? Has your existing heater run into a problem already this winter, with a replacement being your best option? Whatever the situation may be, it is important that you choose your new heating system wisely if you hope to get the best performance possible from your home heater. One option that you should really consider is the use of a heat pump in Columbus, OH. Read the following information for a basic idea of how it is that the heat pump works, and contact us if you think that a heat pump is the right option for your home. When Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning installs and services your heat pump, you can count on the job being done right.

It’s All About Transferring Heat

A heat pump, as you probably have heard, is capable of both heating and cooling a home. During the summer season, the heat pump will operate much like a central air conditioning system. It removes heat from the air in your home via its refrigerant cycle, and then it vents that heat out of the house. What a traditional central air conditioner cannot do, though, is reverse this operation. That is what truly sets the heat pump apart.

During the winter season, the heat pump is capable of reversing its refrigerant cycle in order to completely reverse its operation. It absorbs existing heat from the air outside, and uses the compressor in order to further boost that refrigerant’s thermal energy. This thermal energy is then used to heat air for distribution throughout the house. Because no fuel is consumed in order to generate heat, relying instead upon the transfer and utilization of existing heat, the heat pump is able to warm a home in a very efficient and affordable manner. Contact our team today to learn more.