heat pump??

Discussion in 'HVAC Heating & Cooling' started by possum, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. possum

    possum New Member

    Feb 20, 2006
    western pa
    how can I tell if my furnace has a heat pump on it it says it is a forced air high efficient natural gas furnace but says nothing about a heat pump on it. It was installed in 2000
  2. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

    Oct 20, 2005
    New Hampshire
    If it has a heat pump, it will have a system that looks a lot like an air conditioner, with a unit outside that looks like a condensing unit but is really an evaporator, that runs when the weather is cold. The condensing unit might be a combination condensing/evaporating unit. The telling point is that it will be running while you should be heating.

    It is very unlikely that you have a heat pump without knowing it.
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  4. Rancher

    Rancher Guest

    Where do you live and what do you use for cooling? That would determine if you might have a heat pump or not.

  5. TedL

    TedL New Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    NY Capital District
    Read the plate on the outside unit, and look up the model at the manufacturers's site. In no luck, call a local dealer of the brand with the model #.
  6. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    It is not common to use a heat pump in conjuction with a gas furnace, although it can be done. Look at the thermostat. A heat pump will usually have an orange wire for the reversing valve.
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