A heat pump is a great option to heat your home in Orlando. But if you’re a little apprehensive about the installation process, we’ve put together a quick guide for heat pump installation.
How a Heat Pump Works
Before we talk about the installation process, it might be helpful to know what all of the main parts are to an air source heat pump. An air source heat pump uses the outside air as a source of heat and also as its heat sink. Here are the main components
- Indoor Coils – The indoor evaporator coils are inside your air handler. The blower in your home blows air over the coils to heat or to cool the air.
- Outdoor Coils – The outdoor evaporator coils are used to either exhaust heat from inside your house (in cooling mode) or to gather heat to take inside your home.
- Refrigerant – Inside the coils is a refrigerant, similar to Freon. The refrigerant is the liquid that transports the heat inside or out of your home.
- Pump – The pump circulates the refrigerant through the coils.
- Blower – This is the fan that blows the heated or cooled air through your home.
- Ducts – The duct work in your home carry the air to each room.
Heat Pump Installation
Now that we know the basic parts of a heat pump, here are the steps that would happen when installing them.
- Outdoor condensing unit – The outdoor coils are contained within a condensing unit. While this system is pretty quiet, it should be located away from the house on a flat surface. A slab of concrete is sometimes laid to set the unit on.
- Indoor air hander – The inside coils are located within the air handler. Depending on your home’s layout, this air handler can be located in the basement, on the first floor or inside your rafters.
- Duct work – The duct work will be run throughout your home in the ceiling and sometimes through the walls.
If you’re interested in having a heat pump installed in your Orlando home, contact the experts at Handy Air. We have years of experience offering top quality heat pump services to customers throughout the Orlando area.