Heat pumps are very efficient devices that can be used for both heating and cooling your home. A heat pump uses the surrounding elements to transfer heat from warm to cold places and simultaneously moves the cold air from the cold place to a warm one. In other words, it acts like a traditional air conditioner in the summer but then reverses its operation and acts like a heater during the winter.
Heat pumps take whatever source of heat they can find and channel it in a new direction so in the winter, depending upon the type of heat pump you are using, it will either take heat from the ground, or extract it from the exterior of your home or building, and then move that heat into the house and exchange it with the colder air already inside. It’s a very efficient way of heating a building and fortunately, Triton HVAC is an expert with over 50 years of experience working with heat pumps and we will help ensure that you are getting the maximum efficiency out of your heat pump system.
What kind of maintenance do heat pumps need?
Like any modern HVAC component, proper maintenance is a “must” if you want to get maximum efficiency from your system. The difference in efficiency between a well-maintained heat pump system and one that is not can range from 10 percent to as much as 25 percent, and proper maintenance starts with your filters. Heat pump filters should be changed at least once per month. You also need to check your coils and fans for dirt & debris, as well as any foliage that is creeping up and obstructing the cooling blades of your unit.