A Guide to Heat Pump Installation in Cornwall

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Living in Cornwall can be quite hard when you don’t have a heat pump running and keeping you cool or warm inside your home. Whether you live in a two-story apartment, a studio flat, a townhouse or a detached house in Cornwall, having a heat pump is a necessity as the temperature can be quite chilly at night, and warm during the day.

Heat pumps do not create heat, unlike a fireplace, boiler, or a furnace. Instead, it transfers heat from one area of your home to another. When the temperature of one area of your home lowers, it transfers the heat to that area to warm it up. It then cools the other part, by taking away the heat from that area. To make it short, heat pumps are used for cooling and heating the home by recycling the heat.

You can choose from two different types of heat pump:

Air-Source Heat Pump Systems

This particular type gets heat from the air. To heat your home, it absorbs heat or warmth from the outdoor air. To make your home cooler, it pulls the heat out of your home sending it outdoors.

Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

Geothermal heat pump systems get heat from the underground. It uses an innovative equipment attached to the ground to get enough heat for the home. It then transfers the heat from on area of your home to another.

Geothermal heat pump systems can also get heat from a nearby water source, pulling heat energy and transferring it into the home.

Regardless of which heat pump system you decide to get, you would probably need to get a professional heat pump installer in Cornwall to have it installed. There are many companies who provide quality service that can get the job done quickly.

But if you are curious how to install it, here is a general step-by-step guide to installing a mini-split AC heat pump for your home:

Step 1

After buying your heat pump system, of course, you would need necessary tools to get your heat pump installed. The tools you would need are drill, level, hammer, hole saw, pliers, cable tie, wire stripper, and tape.

Step 2

Install the condenser outside your home. The condenser is the main part of your heat pump system, it is responsible for the transferring and conversion of heat throughout the whole home.

Step 3

Mount the air handler. This is the other part of your heat system which is responsible for releasing the air coming from outdoors into the home.

Step 4

Connect the condenser to the air handler. How would the cool or warm air go inside the home if the handler is not connected to the condenser? This step involves controlling wires, placing them in proper places that would not be obtrusive to the home.

Step 5

Connect the last part of the heat pump system to the vacuum pump and gauge manifold. These keep the lines and your heat pump system safe.

Heat pumps may be a big investment, but it is energy-efficient compared to other things that produce heat. Plus, you get to hit two birds with one stone heat pumps can warm and cool the air inside your Cornwall home.

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