The Details Of A Heat Pump You Should Know
Heating pumps are a common presence in many homes and they are used on a daily basis as either heating or cooling systems. They are one of the best choices as they offer good results in an extensive temperature interval, the most significant negative point being the fact that they does not offer optimal results in case of extreme temperatures.
We will give you a list of the most important tips regarding properly operating your heat pump as well as proper maintenance in order to keep your system operating properly for longer.
The principle behind heat pumps is quite simple. They absorb the heat from area and release it into another area. When the heat pump is programmed in air conditioning mode, then the air pump absorbs the hot air in the house and releases it outside, while in heating mode the heat pump transfers the heat from the outside into the house.
This process is at optimal levels if the outside temperature varies between 40 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. If the outside temperature is outside this interval then the system faces difficulties to comply with the demands and it offers lower results. Also, in time, especially due to poor maintenance your system’s temperature interval will decrease and as a consequence it will offer fewer results.
The first principle behind good results is to use a heat pump that has been designed to service the surface of your house. You should not consider that a bigger system is better, as every heat pump needs to run for a certain amount of time to properly remove the heat/warmth and the humidity in the air and to properly warm its circuits and offer proper energy consumption.
Know your average temperature levels. A heat pump will not provide good results outside the 40-95 Fahrenheit degrees interval. This does not mean that you cannot use a heat pump as heating sources if the temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. In this case the system comes with additional heating elements that are much similar to those of a toaster and they provide additional hot air.
Operating a heat pump is quite simple and it is quite similar to operating a HVAC system. For proper results we recommend that you set your thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 68 degrees Fahrenheit in winter which will provide comfortable temperature levels with good power consumption levels.
Proper maintenance with heat pumps is also easy to achieve. First item on the agenda is filters. The filters need to be replaced on a regular basis. If you choose to use disposable filters we recommend that you use more affordable pleated type media, as they can help with dust, dirt and pollen.
Wash the fins on the condenser present on the outside unit with the use of a simple garden hose occasionally.
And last, but not least, perform a specialized maintenance check once a year to ensure that your system runs at optimal parameters. If this is what you want to do, then contact us and we will be of assistance.