While a furnace generates heat and an air conditioner generates cool air, a heat pump cools or heats the home by moving air around from existing sources. In the summer, the heat pump removes warm or hot air from inside by pumping it outside. In the winter, it moves air from warm places in the home, under the ground, or from the outside, and circulates it around the house. Heat pumps can often reduce humidity in the air on par with or much better than traditional air conditioners. In the Pacific Northwest, high efficiency heat pump systems can often dramatically reduce energy costs. Morgan Mechanical offers a variety of heat pump solutions, including Ductless Heat Pumps (also known as Ductless Mini Split Systems) and Geothermal Heat Pumps that exchange warm and cool air with nearby ground or water sources.