What is a Heat Pump?

One of the most common questions we often get from our customers, “What is a heat pump?”

A heat pump moves heat from one place to another and offers an energy-efficient alternative to replace the standard furnace and air conditioner.

During the heating season, heat pumps will pull heat from the outdoors inside to warm your home.

During the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your house into the outdoors to cool your home.

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What Does a Heat Pump Do?


A heat pump is both a heating system as well as the cooling system.

As the heat pump does not generate heat, but rather move heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent heating or air conditioning at as little as one-quarter of the cost of operating a furnace and air conditioner. This is possible because a heat pump moves heat rather than converting it from fuel as a standard furnace does.

  • Saves you Money

    If you heat with electricity, a heat pump can trim the amount of electricity you use for heating by as much as 30% to 40%.

  • Dehumidify

    High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in the summer months.

  • Keeps You Comfortable

    If the temperature outdoors is insufficient to move heat indoors, the system will automatically switch to a heat source or gas furnace to overcome the difference and keep your home warm.

  • Dual Fuel System

    As it is a dual fuel system it also gives homeowner the option to switch the system manually to optimize the homes comfort.

Is a Heat Pump Right For Your Home?

If you are wondering if a heat pump system would be right for your home or have additional questions on how they work, our professional comfort advisors are available to sit down and answer any questions. We will also discuss the different options available, to find the best system for your home’s needs. We will recommend a reliable, energy-efficient heating unit for your home and guarantee that the installation is done correctly.

Benefits of Yearly Heat Pump Tune Up Services

Owing to the sophistication of this system, an annual or biannual service agreement is recommended.

Our technicians at Lee’s Heating and Air Conditioning can protect your system and manufacture warranty by performing a tune up on the system in the spring and fall months. There are many benefits of getting services done on a regular basis.

  • It increases the life of the heating unit and keeps it in excellent working condition.
  • You will save money by eliminating the costs of frequent repairs, and with a discount on any repairs that are needed.
  • While your unit operates efficiently you save thousands of dollars on energy bills.

  • Regular maintenance and servicing protects the warranty.

Contact Your Local Comfort Specialists

Are you looking for comfort specialists in Salt Lake City? Stop running around as you have landed just at the right place to get the best services ever.

You can sit back and relax because our qualified and experienced Utah technicians are a call away whenever you need them.

Reach our friendly staff at (801) 467-1561 or just fill out the form and we will get in contact with you right away.