Heat Pumps can heat and cool. Installation typically consists of an indoor unit called an evaporator and an outdoor unit which is referred to as the condenser. A compressor circulates refrigerant which absorbs and releases heat as it moves between the two units. Heat Pumps move warm air to where it is needed, either inside your home in the colder months or to the outside of your home in the warmer months. Therefore, a Heat Pump does not actually generate heat, it simply moves it. Here in Maine where the temperatures become really cold in the winter, you do need a supplemental heat source. Heat Pumps are great to use in the shoulder months, just not in the dead of winter.
We are Trained and Certified to install and service Mitsubishi and Fujitsu Heat Pumps. We are an Efficiency Maine Qualified Partner as well. Other brands we install are LG and Daikin.
How do Heat Pumps Work?
Heat pumps do not create heat; they simply move available heat from one place to another. An outdoor unit absorbs warmth from the surrounding air and transfers it into your home. As outside temperatures drop, your heat pump must work harder to transfer the same amount of heat.