Heat Pump Services in Pearland, Friendswood, and Sugarland, TX, and Surrounding Areas
Looking for magical heat pump services for your home? We’re so glad you found us!
Here at Wizard AC, we specialize in repairing, installing, and maintaining heat pumps, as well as traditional air conditioners and furnaces. We’ve been working in the industry for many years and have seen it all! There’s no job too big or too small for us to handle.
Heat Pump Specialists in Pearland, TX and the Surrounding Area
While we are located in Houston, TX, we are located close to the Pearland area and do a lot of work in Friendswood as well. Our customers have supported our small business and have made us what we are, and for that we truly thank each of you!
What is a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps are mechanical-compressor systems that move heat from one location (the “source”) to another (the “sink” or “target”). In HVAC, a heat pump is used to move heat from the inside of a building to the outside (for cooling) or vice versa (for heating).
A heat pump uses a small amount of energy to move a large amount of heat. In most cases, a heat pump moves 3-4 times more heat than the amount of electricity it uses.
Types of Heat Pumps
There are two types of heat pumps: air-source and ground-source. Air-source heat pumps are the most common type, and they use the air outside as the source or sink for heat. Ground-source heat pumps (also called geothermal heat pumps) use the ground as the source or sink for heat.
How does a heat pump work?
A heat pump uses a refrigerant to absorb and release heat. The refrigerant circulates through a closed loop, and as it evaporates and condenses, it absorbs and releases heat.
The refrigerant starts in the evaporator, where it is vaporized by the low temperature of the air (or ground). The vaporized refrigerant then goes to the compressor, where it is pressurized and sent to the condenser. In the condenser, the high-pressure, high-temperature refrigerant is cooled by the air (or ground) and turned back into a liquid. The liquid refrigerant then returns to the evaporator, and the cycle starts over.
How does a heat pump heat?
In heating mode, the heat pump moves heat from the outside air (or ground) into the building. In cooling mode, the heat pump moves heat from the inside of the building to the outside.
How does a heat pump cool?
In cooling mode, an air-source heat pump works like a standard air conditioner. The difference is that an air conditioner dumps the heat it removes from the building into the outside air, while a heat pump can move the heat to the outside air, or to a body of water, or underground.