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  How do heat pumps work? Well, as mentioned above, if we look at the workings of the air conditioner we are able to see, in opposite, how heat pumps work. In fact, if we were to be technical about it you would be correct in saying that heat pumps themselves are a form of air conditioners. In the case of the air conditioner the stifling warm air is being taken away by these machines and is returned back you to lovely and cool. The basic set up of the mechanics used in these two products are the same.

  What you get in a heat pump, and in your much-loved air conditioner is a set of coils on the outside and a set on the inside. For the air conditioner of the cooling kind the warm air is taken in and gasses, such as Freon, are used to cool the air and the product is the cool air. So for you to understand how do heat pumps work one is to basically turn this whole system inside out. The "cool coils" would be outside and the warm are inside. Since the cold coils are on the outside and you are in cold conditions then there is the problem of these coils freezing up but the machine defrosts itself and once this action is finished it is back to heating up your home.

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