Heat Pump: The Versatile Refrigeration Equipment

Which refrigeration equipment is used to remove and discharge heat from a space in warm weather and heat the space in cold weather?

Select one:

a. air to air furnace

b. heat pump

c. hydronic system

d. dual furnace

Answer:

b) heat pump is the refrigeration equipment used to both remove and discharge heat from a space in warm weather, and heat the space in cold weather.

The refrigeration equipment that is used to remove and discharge heat from a space in warm weather and heat the space in cold weather is known as a heat pump. A heat pump moves heat by the process of refrigeration and can function in two ways: by extracting heat from a cold space and ejecting it in a warmer space in cold weather (heating mode) and by doing the reverse process in warm weather (cooling mode).

This makes the heat pump unique among the options provided because unlike the other options, a heat pump can both heat and cool a space as needed. Options a, c, and d, namely air to air furnace, hydronic system, and dual furnace, are typically only used for heating purposes.

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