Do Heat Pumps Need Freon to Operate?
Many people in Las Cruces, New Mexico, use heat pumps during the winter to keep their houses warm. It’s easy to understand how a furnace that burns gas generates heat. However, many have questions about how heat pumps actually heat the home and whether they use Freon. How Do Heat Pumps Work? A heat pump heats your home by transferring heat from outside to inside. Heat pumps can do this even when the temperatures outside of your home are below freezing because there is always some heat in the air that can be absorbed. To transfer heat, a heat pump uses a chemical compound called refrigerant. Freon is a brand name for a type of refrigerant that DuPont produces. Refrigerants like Freon can be dangerous to people and the environment if not handled properly. For this reason, if your heat pump needs repair or maintenance, don’t do it yourself. Let the professionals at do it for you. Refrigerant’s Role in the Operation of Your Heat Pump Refrigerant only requires a small amount of energy to go from a liquid to gas and back to a liquid again. In times past, air conditioning and heat pump systems used flammable or toxic...View Article Read More