Knowing and understanding how your heating system works can save you time and money when the weather cools. At Bert Black Service Companies, we are dedicated to helping our customers learn more about their systems, so they know when to call us for service and inspections.
There are a number of different types of heating units. Furnaces and Heat Pumps are the most common sources for heating homes and businesses in our area. While each type of heating source has advantages, many times the choice is based on how your home is configured. If you have Gas heat you would use a furnace, while electric heating will use a heat pump. So what is the difference?
Heat pumps are physically located outside your home. They look much like an air conditioning unit. They use refrigerant to heat and cool your home. The coil of the heat pump is a copper tube that is heated in the winter, much like the heat exchanger of a furnace, and cooled in the summer. Heat pumps can effectively heat homes and businesses until the temperature drops below 30 degrees. Then auxiliary heat strips kick on.
Furnaces are physically located in a space in your home. They function by taking in air through a filtered intake vent, warming the air using a gas burner which heats tubes the air passes through, called the heat exchanger. A motorized blower than expels the clean warm air back into the home or business through the same ductwork utilized by your air conditioning unit.
If you have questions about your heating system, or are in need of service or support, contact our team today at Bert Black Service Companies to schedule an appointment.
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