Are You Properly Maintaining And Operating Your Heat Pump?

heat pump maintenanceA heat pump can be used to provide heating and cooling here in South Carolina. Heat pumps offer many advantages over traditional cooling and heating systems such as oil or gas. Heat pumps are much more energy efficient, while still providing the same comfort. You should be familiar with how to use and maintain a heat pump if you’re a new owner.

Tips to help you use and maintain your heat pump properly.

  • The thermostat should be set at one temperature. Do not change the temperature often. Temperature changes can make your system work harder and consume more energy.
  • In summer, keep the thermostat at a comfortable 72 – 74 degrees.
  • You should inspect the outside unit for dirt and debris every now and again.
  • Do not attempt to pick off or knock the ice from the coils with a sharp object. You could also injure yourself by piercing the coils.
  • Never place the heat pump under a leaking gutter. There are many problems that could occur if water is constantly dripping down onto the outside unit.
  • At least 4-8 inches must be raised above the ground for the heat pump to work. This will protect the heat pump from dirt, debris, water, and other hazards.

Heat Pump Maintenance Tips:

  • Air filters should be changed or cleaned once a month. This is a straightforward task and does not usually require an HVAC contractor.
  • Keep the outside unit free from dirt and debris. It is important to keep the system in good condition by cleaning it.
  • You must ensure that the outside unit has adequate airflow. This means that shrubs should be kept at least 2 feet from the outside unit, or further.
  • An HVAC technician can perform preventive maintenance on your HVAC system at least once per year.

You should always have a trusted technician perform preventive maintenance on your cooling and heating system. Heat pumps are rarely out of commission. These heat pumps are designed for cooling and heating. For the best possible life expectancy, some parts are sealed. The system’s internal components could be damaged by natural wear, misuse, or lack of maintenance.

If you plan on having your HVAC system maintained, make sure you hire an expert such as North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air. HVAC systems are expensive. It is much cheaper to maintain the system than to repair or replace it. You need to first find an HVAC contractor that can inspect, maintain and fix any issues. It is easy to operate and maintain heat pumps. Follow the instructions and perform the recommended maintenance.

Are you in need of professional cooling and heating services? North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air is available for you today. We can be reached at 843-399-33237.

North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air
1001 2nd Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
843-399-3237
info@northmyrtlebeachheatingandair.com

Signs You Need to Replace Your Heat Pump

heat pump repairAs the temperature heats up  in North Myrtle Beach, a heat pump can make life easier. How can you tell if your heat pump isn’t working properly? It is possible that your heat pump isn’t cooling  as efficiently as it once did. Like all appliances, the HVAC system is not meant to last forever. It can, however, be maintained and provide many benefits. It all depends on how often you use it and the climate. Regular maintenance will make your heat pump last longer than one that’s not.

Even the best heat pump maintenance can lead to problems. These are signs that your heat pump needs to be replaced. These signs should be notified to an HVAC contractor right away to see if the system can be repaired, or if it is time to start looking for a replacement.

There are signs that your heat pump might need to be replaced

Unit not producing hot or cold air, consistent with temperature settings

Many homeowners are faced with heat pumps that don’t heat and cool. It may still produce regular air levels but the air it is releasing isn’t as hot or as cold as it is set to. The unit could be emitting cool air, despite being set to warm temperatures. Or it might not be producing warm air on cool settings. This could also occur in the opposite direction. This could mean that refrigerant levels are dropping or that the compressor is damaged. North Myrtle Beach HVAC contractors can help you diagnose the problem and offer solutions.

Diminished Air Flow

Another problem could be the complete absence of cool air coming out of the vents. A decrease in airflow could be a sign that your compressor has failed. Your heat pump system could be failing if your thermostat is set to a certain temperature but your home remains warm. Your heat pump system may need to be replaced, or your air filters may be failing.

Unique Sounds and Smells

Fully functioning heat pumps should operate silently. When your heat pump cycles, you will hear a clicking sound. This is normal. You should inspect your unit if you hear a different sound from what you are used to hearing. It could indicate that your HVAC unit is in need of repair or replacement. It is possible to smell an unusual odor. Foul smells can indicate damage to your heat pump insulation or mold growth in the ductwork.

The production or leakage of excessive moisture

A little water drop is normal. It is normal for your heat pump to drip if it is not being used. If you notice any moisture buildup or sudden rises in condensation, it is time to replace the heat pump.

North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air will help you determine whether your heat pump can still be repaired or replaced.

North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air
1001 2nd Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
843-399-3237

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Proper Heat Pump Installation

heat pumpheat pump can be installed in your home and are a useful device. Heat pumps have the primary advantage of providing more heat and using less electricity. There are many types of air conditioners that can be used at home, including the water source, air to air unit, and geothermal heat pumps. These heating and air systems are not only used for heating, but they also function as central air conditioning systems.

They convert warm heat into cooler air during warm weather. There are many types of heat pumps that can be installed in a home, depending on the needs of the buyer. It is possible to install heat pumps in your home if you take a few simple steps to ensure that the installation goes smoothly and does not cause any damage to the vital components. To ensure that heat pumps work well, it is important to use the right type of material and the right type of ductwork.

Considerations With a New Heat Pump

Placement of Heat Pump

The pump’s exterior should be placed a few inches away from your wall. You should have enough space to allow air access. The vents should be at least two inches from your wall in order for the heat pump to move freely. Insufficient ventilation can cause a catastrophic fire. It is important to ensure that the pump doesn’t use combustible material.

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