Your right. in heat mode the condenser doesn't take/absorb heat from the outside air.
Since the condenser, is not outside.
In heat mode, the outside coil is now an evaporator coil. And the indoor coil is the condenser coil.
As the refrigerant boils inside the evap coil, it absorbs heat from the air moving through the coil.
Without the air moving through the coil. The coil would freeze up very quickly.
In heat mode, the indoor coil is the condenser coil, and the cool air of the house blowing across the coil cools the vapor so it can condense into a liquid.
Without air flow, the refrigerants pressure would increase to an unsafe level(if there were no safeties on or in the system).
Very Nice. I can see it from your point of view now. Whats confusing is the suction line sweating and being cold as it enters into the compressor. I guess if the evaporator didn't take the heat from ambient air then the line entering the compressor would be much colder. I'm starting to see this from a different angle.
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Thanks, This is good information.
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There is heat in air down to absolute zero.
A heat pump or air conditioner is "an engine in reverse".
An engine takes in heat energy from gasoline, puts out mechanical work, and discharges heated air at a lower temp. than found in the cylinders.
A heat pump takes in mechanical work from a motor, takes in heat at a low temp. by using a radiator that is colder than the surrounding air, and puts out heat into air at a higher temp. by using a hotter radiator.
Sadi Carnot did work on this.
I was not fond of thermodynamics. A lot of it seemed to go against common sense. I passed the course anyway.