Is A Heat Pump Installation Right for You?
We know you have many options when it comes to choosing an HVAC unit for your home, whether you are looking to satisfy your cooling or your heating needs. There are a number of benefits to using a heat pump though—primarily its ability to both effectively cool and heat your home.
The way this works is that the heat pump system uses a heat transfer fluid called refrigerant, which moves throughout the system and transfers heat. In the summer, it moves heat from inside your home and expels it outdoors, while in the winter is does the opposite. It works much like a conventional central air conditioner, except that it’s far more efficient for your home.
How Heat Pumps Work
How does this process of heat transfer actually work? Much like a conventional cooling system, the heat pump system removes heat from your home in order for cooler, conditioned air to be returned into your home and provide you with the cooling relief you desire. But what about in the winter?
Heat pumps are equipped with a few additional components that traditional AC systems do not have. A reversing valve is one of these components. This is what allows refrigerant to move in the opposite direction to provide heat in the winter time.
You Need Professional Heat Pump Maintenance
Of course, a heat pump can only work as well as it’s meant to if it is properly cared for. During maintenance under our Covenant Care Plan, our Technicians will fully inspect and clean your system, making adjustments as needed, and noting any repair needs.
Heat pump maintenance is different from traditional air conditioning maintenance in that instead of being performed once a year, it should be done biannually. This is because rather than only being used for half the year while it’s warm outside, heat pumps do twice the work to provide you with comfort all year–round.
Trust Us for Your Hendersonville, TN Heat Pump Repairs, Too
No HVAC system is ever going to be immune to repair needs. Investing in professional maintenance will certainly help you fend off the worst of them, but occasionally you may need a repair. Heat pumps accumulate natural wear and tear over the years that leads to issues only a professional can resolve.
For example, you may have a coil that’s frozen over due to a refrigerant leak, your heat pump may be stuck in one mode or the other, or you may hear odd sounds coming from the system. We’ll ensure that your unit gets back into shape and recommend system replacement only when absolutely necessary.