The High Desert has many homes and businesses using heat pumps for heating and cooling. Heat pumps are energy efficient devices for keeping your home or business at a comfortable temperature all year long. With heat pumps, heating and cooling are done with a single device.
Because these systems do not use energy to actually heat or cool air, but only move energy between inside and outside the building, they can do the job of both a furnace and an air conditioner. Like other heating and cooling systems, heat pumps need regular maintenance services, and Elite Climate Control provides installation and servicing for all kinds of heat pumps, as well as other types of heating and cooling systems.
Maintaining Your Heat Pump
To get the longest service life from your heat pump and for lowest maintenance and repair costs, always operate the system according to manufacturer’s instructions. Proper maintenance of a heat pump system can save as much as 25 percent on energy bills over an unmaintained system.
If there is a backup heating system, it is important not to set the heat pump thermostat too high, causing the backup system to come on frequently. Backup systems are more costly, and switching systems off and on uses additional energy. Consider installing a programmable thermostat set for optimum efficiency for your home or business.
Heat pumps have filters similar to furnaces, and they need changing whenever they are clogged. Inspect the filter monthly and change it when needed. It is also important to keep fans and coils clean and free from obstruction. When these components lack airflow, efficiency drops and the compressor can be damaged. Turn off power to the system before cleaning moving parts such as fans and blowers.
Heat Pump Maintenance Service
Professional servicing of heat pumps includes:
- Inspection of filters, blowers, ducts, coil, and other system components,
- Accurate measurement of airflow,
- Inspection for leakage and level of refrigerant,
- Electrical component inspection,
- Adjustment of belts and lubrication of moving parts,
- Adjustment of thermostat,
- Other repairs as needed.
Elite Climate Control is a full-service HVAC contractor serving the High Desert. We can provide you with regular maintenance service to keep your heat pump in optimum condition for maximum efficiency, saving you money on energy bills and keeping you comfortable.