A heat pump is an HVAC unit that heats or cools by moving heat. During the winter, a heat pump draws heat from outdoor air and circulates it through a home’s air ducts. In the summer, it reverses the process and removes heat from the house, and releases it outdoors.
Heat pumps can work at either a single level of operation or two stages of operation. Lennox has the quietest and most efficient single-stage and two-stage heat pumps you can buy.
Single-stage HVAC systems are still the most common systems used.
A single-stage heat pump has only one level of heat or cold output.
Two-stage cooling means the heat pump has a compressor with two levels of operation: high for hot summer days and low for milder days. Since the low setting is adequate to meet household-cooling demands 80% of the time, a two-stage unit runs for longer periods and produces more even temperatures.
Longer cooling cycles also translate to quieter, more efficient operation and enhanced humidity control. Compared to a single-stage unit, a two-stage heat pump can remove twice as much moisture from the air. This is important because when moisture levels are high, there’s a higher potential for mold and other pollutant problems.
Principle of operation
Heat will flow spontaneously from a region of higher temperature to a region of lower temperature. Heat will not flow spontaneously from lower temperatures to higher, but it can be made to flow in this direction if work is performed. The work required to transfer a given amount of heat is usually much less than the amount of heat; this is the motivation for using heat pumps in applications such as heating water and the interior of buildings.
Air source heat pump
Geothermal (ground-source) heat pump
Exhaust air heat pump
Solar-assisted heat pump
Water source heat pump
Hybrid heat pump
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