The biggest appeal of a heat pump is it offers you both heat in the winter and cool in the summer. Heat pumps operate similar to standard air conditioners. They use refrigerant cycling through a closed loop to remove heat from one location and then release it into another. A standard air conditioner, however, can only run the process in one direction- absorbing indoor heat on the evaporator coil and then releasing it outdoors from the condensing coil. A heat pump can switch the direction of the refrigerant and make the evaporator coil act a condensing coil and vise versa. This process then brings heat into your home. So a heat pump offers you both heating and cooling in one.Heat pumps use forced air to move heating and cooling through your home and they can be hooked up to the existing duct work that you are currently using for you central air or furnace. This makes switching over to a heat pump an easy change out. Heat pumps typically work best in locations with moderate temperatures and every home has its own specific needs. If you have questions about whether a heat pump is the right choice for you, give MTB Heating and Air a call.