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Don’t Believe the Biggest Myth About Heat Pumps

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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By contrast, a heat pump works by circulating refrigerants and changing their pressure, and thus their temperature, both to grab thermal energy from outdoor air and then do the reverse in the summer to act like an air conditioner. Over the years, the appliances have gotten ever more efficient as their various components and refrigerants have improved. “It’s really all about the refrigerant,” says Katie Davis, vice president of engineering and technology for residential HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) at Trane Technologies, which produces heat pumps. “We’re expanding and contracting—so...

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