For as long as many of us can remember, folks have asked what exactly a heat pump is.
The heating pump provides heating and cooling, and the heating is provided at a very economical rate. Heat pumps are good & economical even in cold climates.
The biggest draw backs are they may not be properly installed. This can be caused by many different things. The most common complaint, however, is that the air coming out of the registers is not as hot as the furnace. Technically the heat pumps air that may be around 95 degrees, but the furnace air is around 125 degrees. Which air is hotter? With furnace heating, a humidifier (mist spray of water), is used. Without the humidifier the air is very dry.
Gwinnett County heating and air conditioning company Snellville Heating and Air has plenty of experience dealing with heat pumps, and can help you out with heat pump maintenance.
When it comes to heat pumps, a term that you may commonly hear is “air to air.” Air to air simply means air goes across the outside condenser coil to absorb heat or get rid of heat, depending on the mode it is in. The air across the evaporator coil, the indoor unit, picks up heat or cooling, removing heat from the air or adding heat, to distribute to your conditioned rooms so you may be comfortable. A water to air means the condenser coil uses water to do the same thing, (that may be a water cooled unit or Geothermal unit), & the indoor evaporator uses air to distribute heat or cooling as mentioned before.
Supplemental heat and auxiliary heat should also be explained. For the Atlanta and North Georgia area this may not be needed. Supplemental heat is needed for those temperatures below the balance chart where the heat pump can no longer produce enough heat for comfort to be maintained and auxiliary heat is less than the heat pumps output and comes on when the system is not working and needs a serviceman. The auxiliary heat function is designed to supply some heat through a broken or disabled system until the system can be repaired.
Snellville Heating & Air can help with all the following information relating to heat pumps including your Gwinnett heating and air conditioning, Walton heating and air conditioning, and Barrow heating and air conditioning.
1. A load calculation showing the BTU requirement, (room by room or whole house), for the customers comfort. .
2. A manufacturer’s specification sheet showing the heat pumps BTU output at different outside temperatures.
3. The heat pump balance chart that shows the heat pump will produce enough heat down to a given temperature.