What is a reverse heating system and how does it work?
Reverse heating systems serve two roles. During the winter, a reverse heating system collects air from outside the home, compresses it, and distributes it inside your home as hot air. During summer, the reverse happens – the system pushes warm air out of your home, replacing it with cooler air.
The system works by channeling warm air into a heat pump. The pump uses a refrigerant to compress and heat the air. It is then transferred to the pump’s heating coil and fanned into your house.
Are there different types of reverse heating systems?
Yes – several, in fact:
- Split systems utilize two separate units – an outdoor compressor paired with other components on the inside of the house
- Duct systems employ a series of ducts to distribute air throughout the home
- Single room systems are designed to heat a room rather than an entire house
What are some of the benefits of reverse heating systems?
- Reverse heating systems are extremely energy-efficient. This can result in greatly reduced energy bills.
- The systems are considered very environmentally-friendly.
- They tend to be long-lasting.
- They are all-in-one systems that can both heat or cool a home depending on the time of year.
Some things to look for in a reverse heating system:
- Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 14 or above
- Heating Seasonal Performance Factor of 7.7 or above
72 Degrees has been installing and servicing reverse heating systems in homes throughout North Carolina for more than 20 years. If your house has a reverse heating system that’s currently acting up and needs repair – or if you feel a reverse heating system may be something you would be interested in learning more about – contact us. We would be happy to schedule a service call and provide you with a FREE ESTIMATE.