Heating And Cooling FAQ
Q: How does a heat pump work?
This is one of the most common questions we get. The answer is better shown than described, so check out this excellent Youtube video to get a good grasp of how a heat pump actually works.
Q: Are air filters really that important?
A: Air filters are very important; in fact, they’re far and away the top reason we get called in for service. Dirty filters restrict the air flow through the duct work and make the system work much harder, like driving a car with one foot on the brake and one on the gas. This will not only raise your energy bill, but may also damage your unit beyond repair. We can’t count the number of heat pumps we’ve replaced because the filter didn’t get changed often enough.
You should change your air filter every ninety days – that’s just four times a year, and it could save you thousands in energy bills and costs for repair or replacement.
Q: Is there any real value in having a routine maintenance schedule?
A: Extensive studies by recognized national groups have shown that clean, maintained air conditioning systems last longer, cost less to operate, and have substantially less mechanical failures when a trained professional performs routine maintenance. We feel so strongly about preventive maintenance that we have developed our own customized and detailed plan to offer our customers. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to go over it with you personally at your convenience.
Q: If I do only one thing to save money on my home energy bills, what should that be?
Heat pump thermostat operation
Your heat pump thermostat is designed by the manufacturer to run the heat pump as long as possible so that it can capture and transfer heat from the outdoor air into your home. This method is very economical under mild to moderate winter weather.