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How can a heat pump be utilized for air conditioning?

By April 3, 2023April 29th, 202381 Comments

Heat pumps are highly efficient devices that can be used for both heating and cooling. They work by transferring heat from one location to another using a refrigerant. In cooling mode, a heat pump extracts heat from indoor air and transfers it to the outdoors, which results in the indoor air being cooled.
Here are steps involved in using a heat pump for air conditioning:
1. The heat pump draws in warm indoor air through a grill or vent
2. The warm air is blown over a set of evaporator coils containing refrigerant. The refrigerant absorbs the heat from the air, causing it to condense into a liquid.
3. The liquid refrigerant is then pumped to an outdoor unit where it is evaporated, releasing the heat into the outside air.
4. The cooled air is then circulated back into the indoor space through a set of ducts or vents.
Heat pumps are a highly efficient option for air conditioning because they transfer heat rather than generating it, as traditional air conditioning systems do. This means they consume less energy and are more environmentally friendly.

Consult with a specialist from Seattle Heating and Cooling to determine if this is the appropriate choice for your needs. Visit our website at or give us a call today at 206-848-8080!


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