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How does a wall-mounted heat pump work?

A wall-mounted heat pump might seem like a mystical device. The truth is that its design is a simple combination of physics and chemistry that makes your home comfortable year-round.

A wall-mounted heat pump is a device that heats or cools a home by transferring thermal energy. How? By drawing air from indoors to outdoors, or vice versa, to either heat or cool your home. It uses a compressor to pump condensed or evaporated liquid coolant through coils.

Warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer

A wall-mounted heat pump might seem like a complicated device, but it really isn’t. In heating mode, the liquid coolant is turned into gas which absorbs the heat in the ambient air. Depending on the model, the device can absorb hot air in temperatures as low as -15°C (Comfort series) or -26°C (Performance series) and pump it indoors to heat your home. An integrated fan in the wall unit then disperses this heat.

The reverse process occurs in cooling mode. Contrary to popular belief, a heat pump does not produce cold air. To cool down a home, the device simply draws hot air from inside the home and transfers it outside.

Optimal comfort all year long

In brief, a heat pump absorbs heat in the air and draws it indoors in the winter and outdoors in the summer. That makes a heat pump the perfect device to keep your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year.

In addition, a heat pump can also improve the quality of a home’s air because it acts as a moisture regulator, reducing humidity levels during hot summer days and acting as a humidifier in the winter to prevent the air from becoming too dry.

Even if a wall-mounted heat pump seems like a complicated device, it’s actually quite simple. It’s a very efficient way of helping you enjoy a comfortable home no matter the season.

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