Heat Pumps

How do heat pumps work?

If you’re considering having a new heat pump installed, you might be wondering whether or not this is the right option for your home. In contrast to other types of heating and cooling systems, heat pumps warm up or cool down space by transferring heat, rather than burning fuel. During the hotter months of the year, heat pumps pull heat from inside your home and transfer it outside to cool your home. In the winter months, this process is reversed, and warmed air drawn from outside is cycled through your home’s air ducts. The whole system works by using coils that contain very cold liquid refrigerant. As air passes over these coils, it is either warmed or cooled. Additionally, air that passes over the coils is dehumidified, meaning the humidity level in your home is reduced.

Like any other heating or cooling system, there’s a good chance it will need repairs at some point. Some signs that you might need a heat pump repair include:

  • Insufficient heating or cooling
  • Unit won’t turn off
  • Increased energy bills
  • Unit makes strange noises
  • Ice developing on or near the unit
  • Units older than 15 years

If you’ve noticed any of the above issues with your heat pump, it’s time to call King Charles Plumbing & Air Conditioning for heat pump repairs in Peoria, Phoenix, and the surrounding areas.

Our technicians are highly trained, background-checked, drug-tested, and insured so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Call King Charles Plumbing & Air Conditioning.