A Heat Pump is an appliance that acts as an air conditioner in the summer and a heater in the winter. Conditioned air is distributed to each room via ductwork to heat the building evenly
When not maintained properly, and/or installed improperly, Heat Pumps can have a very short life span. If properly maintained, Heat Pumps can last 15+ years.
Proper maintenance is vital to getting a long life out of your Heat Pump, as well as the highest level of efficiency possible. A Heat Pump that has not been serviced in years will cost MUCH more to operate.
If the outdoor section of your Heat Pump is dirty it will cause the system to run hot. And just like an automobile, if it runs hot it can decrease it's life span dramatically. This is a before and after picture of a typical dirty outdoor unit. Notice the layers of grim preventing proper air movement. This build up can be caused by lawn trimming, leaves, and other environmental contaminants.
If the indoor section of your Heat Pump is dirty it will prevent the air from getting cold, making the system work harder to cool your home. This is a photo of a typical dirty indoor coil. Notice the crud and grim that is preventing a proper heat exchange to the house air. Not to mention the air you breath passes through this build up of dirt all day long! This build up is caused by not changing your air filter regularly. It can also build up over long periods even with regular filter changes.
We recommend changing your Heat Pump's's air filter every 1 to 3 months.
We service all brands of Heat Pump systems.
Please call us immediately if you notice any of the following: