FAQ’s About Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are an increasingly common way to heat and cool a home. A heat pump will move warm air out of your residence in the summer and transport warm air into your home in the winter. Here are some of the questions asked most often about these devices.
How Do They Work?
A heat pump is installed outside your home, similar to an outdoor AC unit. It has a refrigerant that transfers heat. The refrigerant pulls heat out of the air that is then blown into or out of your home, depending on the season.
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Do They Require Regular Maintenance?
Just like furnaces and air conditioners, heat pumps require regular maintenance. As they operate throughout the year, you should get a professional tune-up every spring and fall. This will extend the lifespan of your heat pump and keep it operating without worries.
How Long Do Heat Pumps Last?
Heat pumps tend to last for 15 to 20 years, but they can sometimes last far longer than this. You can extend the life of your heat pump by having it tuned-up twice a year.
Should I Cover It in the Winter?
You should never cover your heat pump. It needs airflow to operate, and covering it can cause extensive damage. Heat pumps are designed to withstand outdoor conditions throughout the year.
How Often Should I Change the Air Filters?
Some heat pumps have washable air filters, while others use disposable ones. You should check the air filters every month during the summer and winter. Replace or clean the filters when they look dirty enough to impede airflow through them.
At Vent Masters, we repair, maintain and install air conditioners and heaters in Carefree, AZ, and the surrounding areas. We also offer maintenance plans to keep your heating and cooling equipment operating at its best year after year. Our other services include indoor air quality, ventilation, ductwork, new construction and thermostats. Get in touch with us today to find out more.