If you are thinking about switching your heating and cooling system, installing a heat pump is a great way to effectively heat and cool your home while providing you with year-round savings. Unlike some heating and cooling systems that create heat, a heat pump works by redistributing heat from the air or ground from one location to another. In the summer months, your heat pump will remove the heat from inside the home and expel it outside, cooling and dehumidifying your space. In the winter months, the process is reversed and heat is absorbed from the outside, compressed and concentrated, and then sent into your home to warm the house and provide comfort. Even if the weather is cold, the heat pump can pull heat from the ground and the sun, however when it falls below 35-45 degrees, the heat pump does have to work harder. Heat pumps are normally very efficient systems, but they become less efficient in extremely cold air temperatures.
Heat Pump Maintenance
While heat pumps can be extremely efficient systems and save you money on your utility bills, it is crucial to keep up with regular maintenance to allow them to operate at peak performance.
- Check air filters monthly and clean or replace them as needed.
- Clear the outdoor unit of snow and debris
- Keep coins clean. Turn off the unit before hosing them down.
- Cut any shrubs back from all sides of the heat pump to allow for proper airflow.
- Flush the indoor condensation pan and drain each Spring before switching from heat to air conditioning.
- Schedule professional heat pump maintenance by a certified technician at least once a year.
A HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system uses the strengths of two separate heating sources to create a hybrid system. HYBRID HEAT combines the incredible efficiency of a heat pump at mild winter temperatures, with the necessary BTU (British Thermal Units) output of a gas furnace when the temperature drops to extreme lows. This unique system gives you more control over your monthly utility bills because of the ability to select the most efficient heating source for the weather. Once the system is set, your HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system will automatically switch back and forth between the two sources to maintain your comfort and continue to save you money on your bills.
Dick Hill and Son Heat Pump Services
Dick Hill and Son have been a family-owned and operated HVAC company since 1953. We have built our reputation as the industry leader in Randolph County thanks to friendly customer service, expert technicians, and affordable prices. No matter what time of year, or what system your home has, we want to make sure you and your family are comfortable at all times. If you need a new heat pump installation or repairs to your current unit, call Dick Hill and Son. We ensure your comfort year-round and will have your system up and running right away. When your heat pump goes down, we go to work for you. Our technicians work with professional care and detail, treating each customer’s home as if it was their own. To learn more about how Dick Hill and Son can help you with your heating and cooling needs, to request a free quote, or to schedule your appointment, contact us today!