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What is a Heat Pump?

what is a Heat Pump

When you’re deciding on a new HVAC system, you’ve probably heard of heat pumps, but have you ever wondered what they are? This article will give you an overview of air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, mini-split heat pumps, and Mitsubishi Electric mini-split heat pumps. We’ll also talk about the different types of heat pumps available, and how they work. Let’s get started!

Air-source heat pumps

When you’re installing an air-source heat pump, it’s essential to get a sized unit that’s appropriate for your home. Oversized equipment will produce too much noise and reduce comfort levels. It will also reduce the efficiency of air distribution and accelerate wear and tear on the system’s components. If you don’t measure the area of your home to determine the proper size, air-source heat pumps can be installed alongside conventional heating systems or underfloor heating.

Ground-source heat pumps

While air-source and ground-source heat pumps both work by extracting heat from the earth, they have some important differences. In both systems, the temperature of the ground is stable. The ground stays relatively cool year-round. This is especially true in the northern US, where the soil temperature is between seven and twelve degrees Celsius, or about 45 and 54 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is much more stable than the air, so ground-source heat pumps are better at supplying heat.

Mini-split heat pumps

If you’re looking for a more efficient heating solution than your central heating system, mini-split heat pumps can help. These systems use individual air-handling units to heat or cool specific zones of your home. You can use these units to control the temperature in each room independently, which can save you money on energy costs and increase your comfort. A certified HVAC technician can help you decide how many zones your mini-split will need to heat or cool.

Mitsubishi Electric mini-split heat pumps

If your home has ductwork problems, you might be in for a surprise. In addition to being uncomfortable in winter, ductwork can also cause the temperatures in your home to be too hot or too cold. Or, you might have no access to ductwork at all. Ductless Mitsubishi Electric mini split heat pumps solve these problems and are very energy-efficient. These systems are an attractive HVAC option for many reasons.

Mitsubishi Electric’s inverter-driven compressor technology

Unlike conventional air conditioning and heating systems, Mitsubishi Electric’s heat pumps feature INVERTER-driven compressor technology. In addition to superior heating performance, these systems are energy-efficient and feature multi-stage allergen filtration. The company is committed to offering the best customer experience in terms of comfort and efficiency. To learn more about Mitsubishi Electric’s heat pumps, contact us today! We’ll answer any questions you may have about our products and the services we offer.