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Using heater...cold air out of the back

We are using it on heater mode right now but cold air is blowing out of the back. Why is that happening?

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With heat pumps that's the way they work. In heat mode they are using the evaporator as the condenser and it blows heat out the front and cold out the back. In cooling mode, a reversing valve switches the gas flow reversing the operation of the coils and it blows cold out the front and heat out the back.

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