Denver Pro Mechanical is ready to do any kind of work on your heat pumps in Highlands Ranch, CO. This is a complex and crucial piece of equipment without which no modern HVAC system can function properly. Below, you’ll find information on what a heat pump system is and how it works.
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A heat pump can function both as a heating and a cooling system. There are two types of heat pumps: an air-source heat pump and a ground-source heat pump.
During the colder months of the year, an air-source heat pump pulls heat from the air outside and transfers it into your home. By contrast, during the warmer months of the year, it extracts heat from the air inside your home and pushes it into the air outside. A ground-source heat pump does the same thing, except that it transfers heat between a building’s interior and the ground outside.
If a heat pump malfunctions, any of the following critical components could be the source of the issue.
The outdoor unit and indoor units
The reversal and expansion valves
The refrigerant is what absorbs heat from the air as it circulates through the system. Refrigerant can be highly dangerous if it leaks from your system. If you notice this happening, call a trained professional for help. The compressor pressurizes the refrigerant and pushes it through your system.
The outdoor and indoor units each respectively contain both a coil and a fan. The coils act either as condensers when the pump acts to cool indoor air or as evaporators when it works to heat air. The fans each push the air through your system.
The reversal valve is what reverses the flow of refrigerant through your system after it has completed a trip in one direction. The expansion valve regulates the flow of refrigerant through the system and allows its pressure and temperature to decrease.
A malfunction of any of these parts will hinder your system. Our team of trained HVAC technicians can repair issues with any of these components should any of them break down. If the issues are especially serious, our team can also help you replace your old heat pump with a new one.
Expert Heat Pump System Service
Denver Pro Mechanical is a family-owned HVAC company with more than 50 years of experience in the business. Knowing that mishaps can happen at any time, we offer our customers 24/7 service. We offer the full gamut of maintenance, repair, and installation services for heat pumps and other HVAC system components.
To keep your heat pumps in top shape year-round, call Denver Pro Mechanical in Highland Ranch, CO today.