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What Is a Heat Pump?

Posted: October 10, 2022

A Heat Pump Can Keep Your Home Warm and Cool

Thanks to evolving technology, heat pumps have become more practical in colder climates like the Delaware Valley.

Here’s how a heat pump works. Unlike a furnace that creates heat and distributes it through your home, a heat pump doesn’t create heat. Instead, it captures existing heat energy from the outside (yes, even in cold temperatures) and transfers that heat to inside your home.

In warm weather, a heat pump does another important job: it functions just like a central air conditioning system does. The heat pump system absorbs the heat from inside your home and releases it to the outside.

The obvious benefit of a heat pump is that you don’t need two separate systems to keep your home comfortable. The all-in-one heat pump can handle the job of both cooling and heating your home.

The secret to doing this is a device built into a heat pump that’s called a reversing valve. This reverses the flow of refrigerant in your heat pump system. In warm weather, the valve makes the refrigerant in your system flow to the outside first, carrying the heat from your home with it. In cold weather, the reverse happens. The refrigerant in your heat pump, after absorbing heat from the outdoor air, will flow to the inside of your home first, chasing the chills away.

Installing a Heat Pump

If you’re considering a heat pump installation, please reach out to Wilson Oil and Propane. Our technicians have years of experience involving heat pump installation. And because they are certified by North American Technician Excellence (NATE)– the industry-standard certification and training organization for HVAC technicians—they are experts when it comes to heat pump repair.

From the moment we arrive at your home to install your new heat pump, you can expect the utmost courtesy and professionalism from every member of the Wilson team. We will go about the installation process with as little disruption to your daily routine as possible. We will clean up after ourselves at the end of the day and return your home to you in the condition we found it. Every Wilson employee is totally committed to your comfort, and our goal is 100% customer satisfaction.

All the heat pump manufacturers we partner with stand behind their equipment with multi-year warranties, and Wilson itself stands behind our installation work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Reach Out to Us

If you feel that your heating and cooling equipment is wearing out, contact us today and one of our highly trained equipment experts will get right back to you and tell you more about our efficient, affordable heat pump options.

A new high-efficiency system could cut your energy costs substantially—and eliminate the expense and annoyance of breakdowns—while keeping your home more comfortable, no matter how cold or hot it gets.

Wilson Oil & Propane is the company that people in the Delaware Valley area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware can depend on for the installation, maintenance, or repair of heat pump systems, as well as furnaces, boilers, central air conditioning systems, and water heaters.