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A type of home comfort system that has become increasingly popular for both residential and commercial use is the heat pump. A heat pump is a type of refrigeration system, very similar to an air conditioner, except that a heat pump can operate as both a heating and air conditioning system. This is a great advantage when it comes to keeping your household comfortable around the year, although it’s only one of a number of benefits that a heat pump provides to its owners.


Just like an air conditioner, a heat pump needs to receive service from trained HVAC professionals, no matter if it’s a speedy repair or an extensive new installation. If you live in Minneapolis, MN or the nearby areas, the people to call for these jobs are at Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. We have a staff of NATE-certified technicians who will see that you receive the highest quality work and the best customer service. Contact us today to schedule heat pump services in Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding area.


The Basics of a Heat Pump System

How does a heat pump work as both a heating system and an air conditioning system? It’s actually simple in concept (although the engineering and mechanics involved are complex): a heat pump is an air conditioner that can reverse the direction that it conducts heat exchange.


In a conventional air conditioner, refrigerant cycles from a compressor and then through two sets of coils, releasing heat through the outdoor coil and then absorbing it through the indoor coil in a process of condensation and evaporation. What a heat pump adds to this operation is the ability to reverse the flow of the refrigerant. A special valve moves the refrigerant toward a different set of coils as it leaves the compressor. This makes the heat pump release heat indoors and absorb it outdoors. With just one adjustment on the thermostat, your heat pump changes from an air conditioner to a heater (and then back again).


The Advantages of Heat Pump Installation

The biggest reason to have a heat pump installed is to so you can have all your comfort needs for the year taken care of within a single unit. But there are some other benefits that heat pumps offer that may help you make the choice to install one. In general, heat pumps have better energy efficiency in heating mode than other electrical heating systems such as electric furnaces. This is because heat pumps don’t use electrical resistance heating to create heat, but rather use the electricity to power components to move heat. Heat pumps also offer increased safety for a home compared to gas–powered systems like furnaces and boilers. Heat pumps cabinets don’t even get warm when in heating mode.

For Heat Pump Repair & Maintenance, Call Us Today

A heat pump does twice the amount of work that a standalone air conditioner or heater does, since it operates through all the seasons of the year. Because of this, a heat pump needs to have two maintenance visits annually from HVAC professionals. When you sign up for our Freedom Club at Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we’ll see that your heat pump gets the excellent bi–annual care necessary for it to function in peak form year after year. We also offer the fast repair services that you may need from time to time when the heat pump does run into a malfunction. You can reach our team of repair experts 24/7 for emergency service.


No matter if you already own a heat pump or are interested in having one installed, you should contact us. We’re dedicated to seeing that you receive total satisfaction on any job we do for you. Give us a call to schedule heat pump services in Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding area.

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