Why You Should Replace Your Heat Pump


HVAC systems become less efficient over time because of a number of factors. Of course, you have to constantly battle dirty components and do your best to keep them clean over the years. Regardless, many components are going to become less efficient over the years, even if they are regularly cleaned and serviced. On top of this, modern products seem to become more and more efficient every year. So, if you are looking at your HVAC bills and they still seem to be getting bigger even though you are doing your best to regularly maintain your system, it might be time to replace a few of the vital components. This article explains the importance of a heat pump, and why installing a new one is going to help reduce your monthly utility bills.

Importance of Heat Pumps

The heat pump is probably the most important element when it comes to both central heating and central air conditioning. Some people mistakenly only associate heat pumps with heating their home. They don't realize that it is also part of the air conditioning. Because it is called the heat pump, some people think it actually produces heat. In reality, the heat pump is responsible for circulating heat. Whether this means pulling heat out of your home when air conditioning is running, or forcing heat into your home when the furnace is running, the heat pump needs to be functional and efficient.

Fixing Your Heat Pump

There are many ways that a heat pump can get damaged over the years. The fan mechanism can rust and deteriorate. The evaporator coils can get smashed and broken. The connecting hoses can get kinked and cut. Basically, the heat pump is probably the most vulnerable component in your entire HVAC system because it is located outside of the house.

Not only does the weather have an impact on the heat pump, but homeowners can also damage certain parts of the heat. First of all, many people don't cover their heat pump when they aren't using their system. If there is a season or time of year that you aren't running your heat or air conditioning, you want to keep your pump covered. Also, you might store things, like trash cans, next to your heat pump. When these things hit the evaporator coils, the coils can get flattened and ultimately lose their efficiency.

Modern heat pumps are more efficient than ever. They use less electricity and produce better airflow. You will definitely see a decrease in your monthly utility bills if you invest in a new heat pump. Contact a company like Arctic Air and Heat to learn more.


27 December 2017

Cool off Your AC Bill

Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.