If you have decided to upgrade your current HVAC to a heat pump, there are several important considerations. While many HVAC services will provide both installation and repair of these systems, it is important to find heat pump specialists to get the job done correctly.
The use of a heat pump is particularly cost and energy efficient in milder climates, but they can also be used as supplemental heat sources in more northerly areas of the country. Its most basic function is simply to move thermal energy from a source to a destination.
In the summer, hot air can be moved from the interior of the home to the exterior. This is basically the same way that a refrigerator works, cooling the interior by pulling the thermal energy outside of the system. Heating is done with the opposite action, moving thermal energy from the outside into the home.
Correct Choice of System
Since the same system is used for both heating and cooling, ensuring you have the right size and model of system is critical for temperature control. As with a furnace and air conditioner combination with a traditional HVAC system, incorrect size leads to increased inefficiency and power use.
Working with experienced heat pump specialists when selecting a model and then for installation can help eliminate common mistakes with systems at are too small or too large for the space.
There will also need to be a consideration as to the location of the internal and external components of the system. Not selecting heat pump specialists to complete the installation can result in damage to the system or inaccurate configuration that leads to early wear and tear or even system failure.
It is also important to work with an HVAC service that can provide ongoing maintenance of your heat pump. This is very similar to the annual service required for a whole home AC system and is an essential part of keeping the unit operating effectively throughout its life.