There are a variety of methods of keeping you warm during the colder months and heat pumps are a great way to stay warm in moderate climates. If your heat pump needs repair or a tune-up before the cold months, or you’re simply looking to replace your old heating method with a heat pump, call Affordable Plumbing, Heating & Air for heat pump service in Spanish Fort, AL.
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What Is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump is a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system that can be reversed to serve either heating or cooling functions. Put simply, a heat pump is just one of many heating systems you can use in your home to keep you warm. Heat pumps transport warm air from one place to another, and when it’s not needed, away from your home.
Heat pumps move heat instead of generating it, making it a more efficient system than some other common heating appliances. Heat pumps are powered by electricity so you don’t have to worry about your fuel consumption. Heat pumps are a great option for people who live in moderate climates especially since they serve the dual purpose of heating and cooling. It differs from a furnace in that a heat pump uses electricity to move heat while a furnace burns fuel to create it.
Do You Need Heat Pump Repair?
After you’ve used your heat pump for some time, your heat pump may need to be serviced or repaired. Here are some signs you need heat pump repair:
- You notice ice developing along your evaporator or condenser coil. This could be a sign of a refrigerant leak or dusty coils.
- You hear clicking or grinding noises coming from the heat pump cabinet. Clicking noises usually indicate capacitor issues while grinding noises may be a sign that moving parts need lubrication.
- Your heat pump is stuck in either heating or cooling mode and won’t switch over.
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The Heat Pump Installation Process
Heat pump installation may seem like a big job but you will certainly be satisfied once you have access to energy efficient heating and cooling all in one system. Our technicians are experienced in heat pump installation and heat pump replacement and will guide you through every step of the process. First, our technicians will consider the sizing of the unit depending on the space to be heated in your home. Next, our technicians will ensure that your home meets the right climate requirements for using the heat pump system. As mentioned above, heat pumps work best in moderate climates. We will also ensure you have the proper insulation in your home. Finally, our professional technicians will install your system so you can get back to enjoying the comfort of your home.