A heat pump is a mechanical compression cycle refrigeration system that is used to either heat or cool an area. Heat pumps work by transferring heat from one body, such as the ground, air or water, to another body. This ... More »

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To install a heat pump, homeowners should install the condenser within the wall, locate and mount the air handler, set up the electrical components of the condenser and attach the pump and cover to the unit. A mini-split... More »

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Both companies offer a line of heat pumps with varying specifications. Carrier's top model offers more efficiency, but is slightly louder than Carrier's similar pump. Both of their top models meet Energy Star requirement... More »

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Homeowners can install a Goodman heat pump system by locating an interior area adjacent to an exterior location where a three-inch hole can be drilled for coils and wires. The outdoor compressor unit should be installed ... More »

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A heat pump sizing chart uses the heating capacity of a heat pump combined with the average temperature of the area to determine the heating system required to maintain a comfortable temperature inside a home. A sizing c... More »

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Information needed to buy a heat pump includes the size of the home, seasonal temperatures in the area and the local price of electricity, according to Furnace Compare. Another factor is if the heat pump is used as a pri... More »

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An Amana heat pump system is made up of an outdoor compressor unit and an indoor air handler or blower. Typically, the indoor unit is a central air system, delivering air throughout the house via ventilation ducts. The c... More »

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