AirOne technicians are your local Heat Pump Specalists
Heat pumps operate much like air conditioning systems but use a refrigerant reversing valve in the outdoor condenser on a call for heat. The reversing valve will reverse the flow of refrigerant when “heat” is selected at the thermostat. The functions of the outdoor and indoor coils are reversed on a call for heat, causing the air handler to produce warm air rather than cool air.
When operating in the heating mode for long periods of time, heat pumps will begin to form frost or ice on the outdoor coil. This frost is a normal part of how a heat pump operates. As the frost builds, however, system efficiency will begin to decline. To maintain efficiency, the heat pump will cycle into a defrost mode to melt the frost.
Once the frost or ice have melted, the heat pump will once again return to the heating mode of operation. When in defrost, or if otherwise necessary, heat pump systems use standard electric heating elements in order to maintain indoor comfort levels.
Modern heat pump systems are a great energy choice for the San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, and New Braunfels areas since heat pumps can produce heat at a
fraction of the cost of electric heat.
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