Stay comfortable all summer & winter
Heat Pumps add a whole new element to your comfort – they cool and heat! Today’s heat pumps are more comfortable and efficient than ever. R-Mech offers the broadest array of heat pumps in and around Kansas City. We can get you up and running with a heat pump right away.
Heat Pumps for Cooling
In the winter, a heat pump draws heat from the outside air and circulates it through ducts into your home. In the summer, it reverses the process and draws heat from your interior air and releases it outdoors. It also dehumidifies the indoor air as it cools it.
A heat pump serves as an air conditioner by absorbing heat from indoor air and pumping it outdoors.
How Heat Pumps Work to Cool Your Home
- The units contain an indoor coil which contains a very cold liquid refrigerant. As indoor air passes over the indoor coil, the refrigerant-cooled coil absorbs heat from the air and so quickly cools that air.
- The cooled air cannot hold as much moisture as it did at a higher temperature. The excess moisture condenses on the outside of the coil, resulting in the dehumidification of the air.
- The cooled, dehumidified air is then forced (by a fan) into the duct system which, in turn, circulates throughout the building.
- At the same time, the absorption of heat by the refrigerant turns the refrigerant from a liquid into a vapor.
- A compressor pumps the heat laden vapor through a vapor line to an outdoor coil which discharges the heat extracted from the indoor air.
- As the heat is discharged, the vapor is cooled and changes back into a liquid refrigerant.
- The refrigerant is then pumped back through a liquid line to the indoor coil and the cycle is repeated.
Heat Pumps for Heating
Heat Pumps contain a reversing valve which reverses the flow of refrigerant and thus allows the heat pump to serve as a heater during cold weather. Kansas City winters can be extreme and heat pumps provide a way for you to heat your home with a system that requires less electricity than a typical furnace.
A heat pump serves as a heater by absorbing heat from outdoor air and pumping it indoors.
How Heat Pumps Work to Heat Your Home
- As the outdoor air passes over the outdoor coil, heat from that air is absorbed by the refrigerant contained inside the coil.
- The absorption of heat changes the refrigerant from a low-temperature liquid to a low temperature, low-pressure vapor.
- The vapor then passes through a compressor where it is compressed into a high pressure, high temperature vapor.
- The hot vapor then circulates into the indoor coil.
- As indoor air passes over the indoor coil, it absorbs heat from the coil.
- The warmed air is then redistributed through the duct system.
Keep your Heat Pump Running Efficiently
R-Mech provides maintenance service plans to ensure that your heat pump or other heating, cooling or plumbing system is operating at its highest efficiency, saving you money and keeping your equipment running correctly day after day, year after year.
Common Heat Pump Problems
- Heat Pump is not working properly or turning on
- Certain rooms or offices are too hot or too cold
- The air from the Heat Pump unit smells funny
- Strange noises are coming from the Heat Pump
- The crawl space of my house is too hot or too cold
- The thermostat is not working properly
- Air is not circulating properly
- The Heat Pump pipes are freezing
- No air or minimal air flow from vents or certain rooms
If you run into any of these problems with your heat pump or have other issues with your HVAC system, contact R-Mech to get to work quickly on your problem. We offer 24/7 emergency heating, cooling and plumbing service.