AAON air-source heat pumps can provide energy-efficient cooling and heating using the unit’s refrigeration circuit. Reversing the flow of the unit’s refrigeration circuits allows the indoor coil to be used as a heating coil. This is a more efficient method of heating than electric resistance heating because a heat pump can reject more heat to the space per the amount of energy used. Thus, the operating costs of heat pump heating are always less than the operating costs of electric resistance heating. Heat pump heating is also a more efficient method of heating than gas heating and, depending on the cost of electricity and natural gas or propane, heat pump heating can have less operating costs than gas heating.
All of the standard features and premier options available on AAON air conditioning and air handling units are available on AAON heat pumps, including Double Wall Rigid Polyurethane Foam Injected Panel Construction with an R-value of 13 or greater, 10-100% Variable Capacity Scroll Compressors, Variable Speed Scroll Compressors, Modulating Humidity Control, Factory Installed Total and Sensible Energy Recovery Wheels, High Efficiency Filtration, Make Up Air Capability, Economizers, VFD Controlled Supp, Return and Exhaust Fans, Hinged Access Doors, Access to All Sections of the Unit, Factory Installed Controls Flexibility, and Electric, Gas, Steam, and Hot Water Auxiliary Heating.