HOW A HEAT PUMP WORKS
Heat pump pool and spa heaters absorb heat from the air and transfer it to the water, making the heating process efficient, ecological, and cost effective.
The heat pump pool heater extracts heat from the warm ambient air by using a fan to draw ambient air across the evaporator coil in the heat pump pool heater. Liquid refrigerant within the evaporator coil absorbs this heat and the refrigerant turns to a gas. The warm gas then passes through the compressor. The compressor increases the heat, creating a very hot gas that then passes through the condenser/heat exchanger. The condenser/heat exchanger transfers this refrigerant heat energy to the pool water pumping through the unit. The heated water is then returned to the pool. The hot gas, as it flows through the condenser/heat exchanger, returns to liquid form and is moved back to the evaporator coil where the whole process begins again.
Heat pump pool heaters are best utilized to maintain a constant water temperature; they are not intended to provide instant or fast heating. The intended use of a heat pump pool heater is to set it at the desired temperature to maintain. A heat pump pool heater will turn on and off automatically to maintain the desired temperature, much like a home HVAC unit. The use of a solar/pool cover is highly recommended. This will ensure the maximum energy savings and reasonable heat up times.
Heat pump pool heaters cost more than gas pool heaters, but they typically have much lower annual operating costs because of their higher efficiencies. With proper maintenance, heat pump pool heaters typically last longer than gas pool heaters. Therefore, you’ll save more money in the long run. Pool Heating Palm Beach