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What is a Heat Pump?

Hey guys!

Tommie here, I am the Office Manager here at Privette.

When I started working at Privette Heating and Air, I basically knew nothing in regards to HVAC. My degree is in Business Administration, so I had quite the learning curve. Luckily I have an excellent team here to explain anything and everything!

So I have decided to write about things that I am learning or have learned over the past year or so. Because if you are not a HVAC Technician then, like me, you probably need a little help understanding it all. Because believe me there is ALOT!

I have decided to start with Heat Pumps. What is it? What are the uses and why?

I have done research ( thank you, Carrier) and talked to Michael (Owner/Lead Technician) & JR (Technician) and in a nut shell, a heat pump “pumps heat” from one place to another, moving heat out of your home when you want it cooler, and pumps heat into your home when you want it warmer.

Not so hard right?

A heat pump not only heats but is a cooling system, as well. ( don't let the name fool you! ) It will take heat from the air and moves it using your air handler ( The inside unit ) to another location.

In the Summer, when our East Texas heat can be unbearable, a heat pump will take the heat from your inside air and relocate it outdoors, essentially cooling your home.

In the Winter, a heat pump system will move heat energy from the outside air into your home.

A heat pump can extract heat from the air source and release it either inside or outside the home, depending on the season.

Heat pumps are pretty cool because they have the ability to either heat or cool your home. Heat pumps actually move heat rather than create heat.

*See diagrams below




We will talk more about Heat Pumps over the next few blogs.

I really hope you will enjoy my journey into learning about HVAC!


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