What You Should Know About Residential Heat Pumps

by | Dec 11, 2014 | Air Conditioning

Almost all modern homes are equipped with Residential Heat Pumps which they for heating systems. Heat pumps perform properly at all temperatures except cold temperatures. The following are some tips to ensure your heat pump performs as it should:

Heat pumps have 2 general settings: air conditioning and heating. In air conditioning mode, heat pumps absorb the heat in the house and transfer it outside. This process performs well when the outside temperature is between 40 and 95 degrees F. It is difficult for heat pumps to maintain inside temperatures when the outside temperature is higher than 95 degrees F. Older and poorly maintained systems have a narrower range.

Like any heating and cooling system, heat pumps need to be properly installed and maintained. They also need to be the appropriate size for the house. A common mistake is installing a larger system than needed. An over-sized heat pump, that is too large for the house, will not be able to run long enough to remove the moisture in the air. A heating system is not energy efficient if it does not reach peak performance for several minutes and get the job done. A heat pump should be able to maintain a comfortable inside temperature with ease.

To make sure that the heat pump continues performing as efficiently as possible, it needs to be regularly maintained . The maintenance starts with regular filter replacement. If you choose to use disposable filters, it is recommended you use the fiberglass mesh ones. The pleated paper filters can restrict the airflow thus reducing efficiency. The filters should be changed monthly. You should also have professionals perform preventive maintenance at least once a year. Maintenance can help detect early signs of problems.

Residential Heat Pumps are a good choice in areas that experience warm climates and have no gas services are not available. They can provide energy efficient services if properly installed, used, and maintained. If you are considering installing a heat pump or need your current heat pump serviced or replaced contact Eastside Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. They have the knowledge needed to recommend the type of pump needed, install, and maintain it for you. Click Here for more details.

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