What Is the Primary Function of a Heat Exchanger?
Monday, January 11, 2016
Heating and air conditioning account for roughly 60 percent of your home’s utility costs. Advancements in technology allow for the use of less energy when heating and cooling your home. Heat exchangers have a big impact by transferring heat from one liquid or gas to the next. This is especially useful in heat pump systems used to control home temperatures, as well as heat water and power radiant flooring.
Save Money with a High Quality Heat Exchanger
Heat pumps are growing in popularity due to the tremendous savings they provide over traditional HVAC equipment. This is possible largely because of high-quality heat exchangers employed by manufacturers like Carrier®. Instead of relying on electricity or natural gas to regulate home temperatures, heat pumps use heat transference.
This process is confusing to many people because we consider outdoor air to already be cold in winter, but cold is relative. To homeowners, 50 F is generally seen as “too cold for comfort,” but a quality heat pump can extract warmth from air that’s far below freezing. Remember, the outside air doesn’t have to be warm for a heat pump to work in winter. It just has to be warmer than the refrigerant running through your HVAC equipment.
Earth-Friendly HVAC: Shrink Your Carbon Footprint
As the fluid in a heat pump circulates, it absorbs warmth from one area and delivers it to another. When your home’s temperature is lower than your thermostat settings, your heat pump will absorb heat from the outdoors and delivers it inside with help from the heat exchanger.
This process takes a small percentage of the energy required to generate hot or cold air, as performed by a furnace or air conditioning unit. In that respect, you save a tremendous amount on your energy bill every month, but you also do your part in using less energy and creating less waste.
Save money and cut back on your carbon footprint while heating and air conditioning your home. Schedule a heat pump consultation with Certified Electric, or discuss traditional EnergyStar appliances with higher-quality heat exchangers.