A heat pump

The principle of operation the heat pump

The heat pump is a machine that force the flow of heat from the areas with higher temperature to areas with lower temperature. It is reversing of the natural processes. Such a process is possible by externally supplied energy, depending on the type of pump may be:

– mechanical energy- in the case of compressor pump

– thermal energy- in the case of absorption pump

Heat pumps work in a similar way as hydraulic pumps, except that hydraulic pumps are pumping the water, whereas the heat pumps are used to move air masses.