A heat pump transfers heat energy from a heat source to a heat sink – a device with a fan or a Peltier cooling device that keeps a hot component cool. As a result, thermal energy is transferred in the opposite direction of heat flow. As part of this process, heat is absorbed from a cool place and transferred to a warm place with the help of external power.
Heat pumps are commonly installed in air conditioners and freezers. As an example, a heat pump can be used to cool or heat a home using the air outside. Heat pump air conditioners have two components: an indoor unit called an air handler, and an outdoor unit called a heat pump. Heat pumps are also used in various heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Mechanic heat pumps utilize a fluid called a refrigerant to operate. As it travels through the heat pump, this volatile fluid evaporates and condenses rapidly, absorbing and releasing heat.
In gaseous form, the refrigerant is pressurized, heated, and moved through the system by a component called a compressor. By releasing the heat in a condenser, the hot vaporized refrigerant is cooled until it returns to liquid form. Now liquid, the refrigerant is lowered in pressure through a metering device such as an expansion valve or turbine. Once the liquid refrigerant reaches the evaporator, it absorbs heat until it becomes gaseous and goes back to the compressor for a second cycle.
Heat pump systems can be divided into two types:
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