Common Questions: What Is a Heat Pump?

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Our team at LimRic receives many questions from homeowners and business owners everyday. Today, we want to answer: What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is part of your HVAC system. Unlike a furnace (which serves a similar purpose), a heat pump is powered by electricity, and it moves air from the inside to the outside and vice versa. Contrary to popular belief, the heat pump actually works for both cooling and heating your home. Its main function is to transfer warm air outside in the summer and inside in winter.

Because it is simply transferring heat, instead of creating it, a heat pump is one of the most efficient ways to regulate your home’s or office’s temperature.

Learn more from the experts at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air or schedule a service appointment today.