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Should I use My Air Conditioning in the Winter?

Posted on: October 16th, 2019 by AC Direct

Depending on the type of air conditioner you have invested in, you may be able to use it to heat your space, as well as cool it down.

Scientifically, the term heat pump refers to any device that can move heat from one location to another. Consequently, many devices, even refrigerators may be described as a heat pump. Within the heating, ventilating and air conditioning sector, heat pumps are a particular device that can heat and cool a space.

How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

Before we discuss how an air conditioning unit may be used to heat your premises, we must first understand how the air conditioner works.

There are four main components of an air conditioning unit:

Compressor – circulates the necessary refrigerant
Condenser – cools down and condenses incoming refrigerant vapour into a liquid
Expansion Valve – Further lowers the temperature of the refrigerant, before it moves into the evaporator
Evaporator – Turns the refrigerant into gas. The gas absorbs the heat and cold air is blown out into the room

Heating a Room Using an Air Conditioner

In order to heat a room using an air conditioner, the process will need to be reversed and will require a reversing valve.

When the reverse valve is activated, the flow of refrigerant through the system changes and the hot and cold temperature coils switch. The hot air will now get pumped into the room, instead of outside.

Air Conditioning Unit

Here at Air Conditioning Direct, we have been providing standard air conditioning and heat pumps for many years, helping you to find the right device that suits you.

If you would like more information on our services, please call today on 020 8989 8989 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.

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