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Air Conditioner Inverter Review | Heating and Cooling Efficiency


Air Conditioner Inverter Review

Many minisplit air conditioners and heat pumps use inverters for efficiency. Conventional split system air conditioner and heat pumps can now be purchased with inverters for ultra efficient heating and cooling.

Air Conditioner Inverter Review – Many minisplit air conditioners and heat pumps use inverters for efficiency. Conventional split system air conditioner and heat pumps can now be purchased with inverters for ultra efficient heating and cooling.

Inverter air conditioners came to the USA in the form of ductless mini-split air conditioners and were later expanded to ductless mini-split heat pumps. Inverter air conditioners and inverter heat pumps are considered the most efficient air conditioners and heat pumps available on the market for conventional systems and for air source air conditioners and air source heat pumps the inverter air conditioners and inverter heat pumps come close to matching the efficiency of geothermal heat pump systems. In fact some inverter air conditioners and inverter heat pumps beat some geothermal heat pump systems when matched up for efficiency. If it is impractical to drill a well or do trenching for a geothermal system and you want very high efficiency the next best thing is an inverter air conditioner or an inverter heat pump. Of course with any air source heat pump geographical considerations must take precedence as air source heat pumps are not practical in the northern climates for technical reasons unless they are specially engineered heat pumps for operation in the Northern climate region.


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Heat Pumps | HVAC Heating and Cooling


Heat Pumps - Trane Heat Pump CondenserHeat Pump Systems There are different types of Heat Pumps in use in both the commercial HVAC heat pump markets and the residential HVAC heat pump markets. The two main types of heat pumps are the air to air heat pumps and the water to air heat pumps (or geothermal heat pumps). Within the water to air heat pump types there are several sub-categories. Mechanically and electrical speaking, they all work the same way but use different methods of moving the heat from one place to another. Regardless of the type of heat pump it is heat pumps are based on the theory of heat pumps that says heat can be moved from a warmer place to cooler place. Air to air heat pumps are popular in southern regions where the temperatures in the winter are considered to be mild while water to air heat pumps can be used in any climate as long as there is a moderate and reliable water source to move the heat from one place to another.


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Heat Pump Types | HVAC Heating


Heat Pump Types – From Geothermal Heat Pumps to Air Source Heat Pump Systems

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Trane Air Source Heat Pump Condenser

There are different types of heat pumps available on the market today. A heat pump is an air conditioning unit that cools when the temperature is hot and provides heating when the temperature is cold. There are many different types of these heat pump systems available. There is the geothermal heat pump which can either utilize a series of closed loop water pipes buried in the ground or other methods of heat exchange to remove or absorb heat for heating and cooling. There are air source heat pumpsand these can be configured differently. One type of air source heating will utilize electric heating for back-up heating while another may use a gas furnace for back up heating. These types of systems can also be split systems or packages. A description of the various types of systems and how they work is below in this article on heat pumps types.


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