Water-source heat pumps are ideal for heating and cooling large spaces with multiple units, such as apartment complexes, or for those looking to save a lot of money on their utility bills every month. Water source heat pumps work a lot like regular heat pumps, except they use a source of water to move heat from one area to the other instead of pulling heat from the air.
How It Works
Air source heat pumps are the most common types of heat pump for residential usage. These contain an outside compressor unit and an indoor unit. In cooling mode, the heat pump moves refrigerant from the inside to the outdoors, collecting heat from the air in your home and releasing it outside. In the winter, refrigerant moves in the other direction, absorbing any heat from the outside and moving it into your home. A large outdoor fan helps heat to dissipate and helps to cool the condenser coil that assists in the heat exchange process.
A water source heat pump uses water to draw and expel heat instead of air. This water is drawn from an outdoor water loop, which may be a ground loop, a lake loop or water supplied from a well. This water is used to cool the refrigerant in place of an outdoor fan.
- Exceptional Efficiency: Because there are fewer moving parts, most notable of which is the absence of the large outdoor fan, water source heat pumps are some of the most efficient systems available today.
- High Performance: You won’t lose any of the performance you’d expect from your air conditioning and heating system either, as these can be just as powerful as a standard central air conditioning system, particularly in mild climates like ours.
- Long Lifespan: Water source heat pumps may last over 20 years, an improvement over traditional AC, which usually only lasts 10-15.
If you own an apartment building or condos in Acworth, or if you have a water source heat pump for your home, there are very few companies that can service your water source heat pump. It’s imperative to choose professionals experienced in installing this type of air conditioning and heating system.
Whether you need repairs, a new unit, or maintenance to keep your Acworth water source heat pump running for years to come, call the experienced professionals at South Air Inc.