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Residential HVAC Services

Frederick and Hagerstown Maryland Residential Heat Pump Service

You might be wondering (but are afraid to ask), “What is a heat pump and why does it matter?” This question is more common than you’d think, but is rarely asked by homeowners during service calls.

A heat pump can be a key component to a forced-air HVAC system. It is essential to keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

A heat pump is a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system that can be reversed to either heat or cool. A heat pump consists of two primary parts: an indoor air handler and an outdoor unit similar to a central air conditioning unit, but called a heat pump. A compressor moves refrigerant that takes in and releases heat as it travels between inside and outside units.

So, how do you know if you have a heat pump?

  • Type the model number of the outside unit and Google search it. The Internet can provide a fast answer to this question.
  • Look through the grill at the top of the outside air conditioning unit—if you see a horizontal brass pipe, you’ve got a heat pump unit.
  • Turn your thermostat to a high heating temperature and give it a few minutes. Then go outside and look—if the unit’s fan is blowing air, you got it, you have a heat pump.

If you’re having air conditioning or heating issues, give us a call. Warner Service can help diagnose any issue and make reasonable recommendations for heat pump service, repair or replacement.

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