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Q: What is a C.O.P?

C.O.P stands for Coefficient of Performance on a heat pump. The ratio of heat output to the amount of energy input of a heat pump.

Q: What is an inverter heat pump?

A basic conventional system has a electric motor/compressor when a mechanical device starts, there is often a surge or spike in the power consumption to start up the machine. This power spike results in a higher running cost as the device has to drain more electricity to get started.

An inverter however acts like a throttle of a car. Instead of the initial power usage spike, an inverter slowly ramps up. Often when an inverter heat pump system starts you do not even notice it has started. The unit gets up to speed more consistently and avoids any power spikes which makes the system cheaper to run.

Inverter systems are usually also somewhat quieter than standard systems and have a more precise temperature control with less fluctuations.

Q: Why do I need a condensate pump?

A condensate pump is a specifically used to pump the condensate water produced when a heat pump system is in cooling or dehumidification mode, away from the indoor system when the condensate drain hose can not be run directly downwards.

Q: How Does an Air-Source Heat Pump create its heat?

First, the liquid refrigerant passes through the expansion device, changing to a low-pressure liquid/vapour mixture. It then goes to the outdoor coil, which acts as the evaporator coil. The liquid refrigerant absorbs heat from the outdoor air and boils, becoming a low-temperature vapour.

This vapour passes through the reversing valve to the accumulator, which collects any remaining liquid before the vapour enters the compressor. The vapour is then compressed, reducing its volume and causing it to heat up. Finally, the reversing valve sends the gas, which is now hot, to the indoor coil, which is the condenser. The heat from the hot gas is transferred to the indoor air, causing the refrigerant to condense into a liquid. This liquid returns to the expansion device and the cycle is repeated.

Q: What is a BTU?

A BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. A BTU is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of a pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.

Q: How Many BTU do I need?

This is not a very simple question, however there are several factors that contribute to how much heating or cooling power a specific room needs. The big factors are the volume of the room, equipment, lighting, and people. To calculate an estimated total requirement for heating & cooling. click here to go to our cooling calculator

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