Homeowners can rely on energy efficient heat pumps during the summer and the winter months. There are different kinds of heat pumps, but the fundamental concepts for the designs of the units are similar. The units can heat or cool air because there is refrigerant and also a transfer of heat. The flow of the refrigerant can be reversed inside a unit, which will cause the heat to be transferred from a different part of the unit.


The refrigerant in the unit is used to cool the air that is pushed into a home by the fan on the blower motor. The pipes are insulated to control the transfer of heat as the refrigerant flows through the unit. When there is a transfer of heat, there could also be condensation because the moisture from the air could condense into a liquid. The condensation could form on the outside of the coils as the refrigerant flows through the inside of the coils.


If the flow of the refrigerant is reversed, then a different part of the unit will generate heat. The refrigerant will flow from the condenser to the evaporator, to the compressor and then back to the condenser. The increase in pressure will cause the temperature of the refrigerant to rise. The pressurized refrigerant is a source of heat. The heat pump is used to transfer the heat from a source of heat to a heat sink such as into a home. The term “heat sink” is used to refer to a destination for the heat.


The units are convenient because a homeowner can use a heat pump as a heating system and also as a cooling system. Some homes may have two different systems such as a furnace and an air conditioning unit. An HVAC technician can inspect a home and then recommend some heating and cooling systems. If the local climate has a moderate range of temperatures, then a heat pump may be a suitable choice.

Weather Conditions

Some regions have very cold weather conditions during the winter months. A furnace can be used to effectively control the inside temperature of a home when the outside temperature is very low. In contrast, a heat pump will not be as efficient as a furnace in a very cold climate because a heat pump is only efficient within a limited range of temperatures. A furnace will provide more heat but will also generate larger expenses for monthly utility bills.


A heat pump is more energy-efficient than a typical furnace because the heat is generated from techniques for compression, which will require less electrical energy than the electrical energy for a furnace. Homeowners could use a heat pump to reduce the costs for monthly utility bills. A primary concern is ambient room temperature. The efficiency of a heat pump will decrease as the outside temperature decreases because the heat pump must generate much more heat in the colder weather conditions.

HVAC Services

Customers can consult with HVAC professionals and discuss specific concerns such as options for controlling the costs for monthly utility bills or different methods for reducing an ambient room temperature. Business managers and homeowners could use the benefits from the improvements to justify the costs for installing a new heating and cooling system. The technicians can offer suggestions for several improvements and also recommend different brands of energy efficient heat pumps.

If you are looking for a new cooling and heating system and have questions about what system is right for your home contact the AC repair experts at Mahle Cool Air today. Call or Text us today for more details (941) 203-7955 and don’t forget to check out our specials, financing, and rent-to-own air conditioning options. Stay Cool with Mahle!