Where on a heat pump is the condenser?

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goodman condenser 300x292 Where on a heat pump is the condenser?Chances are you are much more familiar with modern air conditioners than you are heat pumps. Air conditioners have been an ubiquitous part of Americana for decades and heat pumps have only gained real popularity in relatively recent years. You might also know that on an air conditioner a condenser is the outer coil where the refrigerant is condensed and the heat is released into the air. That’s why when you stand near an air conditioner fan outside your home you get hit with a blast of hot air.

And if you have been looking at heat pumps as an alternative to your traditional air conditioner then you probably know it also cools in the same way. Like an air conditioner, a heat pump expels heat out of the condenser coil and into the atmosphere. Of course, the great benefit of a heat pump is that it can also do the job of a fossil fuel furnace and heat your home in winter. A heat pump accomplishes this by way of a reversing valve. When hot air is needed to warm a house, the heat pump reverses cycle and begin exuding heat from the coil inside the house. On an air conditioner this would be the cooling coil, but on a heat pump it can be both a cooling coil and a condenser.

So, where on a heat pump is the condenser? Well, it very much depends upon whether you are heating or cooling your house. During summer the heat pump functions like a normal air conditioner and the condenser is the outer coil. During winter the heat pump reverses action and the internal coil is the condenser so that heat can be pushed inside. Either way, it translates into saved money for you.



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