Heat Pump Maintenance in RaleighNearly 20 million households purchased heat pumps in 2019. The reason? Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling with compact efficiency and longer lifespans than standard systems. Heat pumps can be calibrated to handle the needs of an entire home or can be combined with a ductless split system for room-specific control. Heat pumps are predicted to supply 90 percent of global heating needs with a lower carbon footprint than traditional heating systems. Biannual heat pump maintenance is still required to keep performance high. Schedule an inspection and heat pump maintenance visit with the trained professionals of Raleigh Heating & Air in Raleigh, NC.
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How Heat Pumps WorkHeat pumps are revolutionary technologies that combine electricity with natural energy sources from the environment to heat and cool your home or business. Heat pumps use an ingenious process of extracting existing heat energy from outdoor air or ground sources to warm/cool your home. When it comes to heat pumps, it is important note that they function differently if they are air-source heat pumps or geothermal heat pumps. Air-source heat pumps gather and transport heat from the air; geothermal heat pumps gather and transport heat from the ground. Both types of heat pumps accomplish the same goal, but geothermal units tend to last longer. An air-source pump uses a liquid refrigerant that takes in energy from outside and transports it inside to raise the temperature. Logically, it may be confusing to accept that cold outside air can produce warmth in your home, but even cold air has transferable energy. Cooling your home in summer simply puts the process in reverse. The heat pump absorbs energy inside your home then shifts it outside to lower the temperatures in your home. Because heat pumps transfer energy instead of burning fuel to make it, homeowners really see the savings on their monthly utility bill.
Why Maintenance is Important with Heat PumpsHeat pumps are a wise investment and as such they need regular care and servicing to keep running efficiently. Routine maintenance extends your heat pump’s service life, safeguards its efficiency, spots malfunctions, and reduces the need for future repairs. A standard maintenance visit will allow a skilled Raleigh Heating & Air technician to inspect the components of the indoor unit of the system to make sure that the coils and motors are clean, all mechanical parts are well lubricated, the air filter is free of debris, the condensate drain clear, and the electrical connections are secure. Geothermal units require some extra steps to make sure the manifold and heat exchanger (that houses the antifreeze) transports heat to or from the indoor refrigerant correctly. Open loop systems undergo an acid flush to clear deposits that can accumulate.
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Choose Raleigh Heating & Air for Your Heat Pump InstallationFor successful heat pump operation, you need expert heat pump installation. Heat pump systems require advanced knowledge and skill to manage the lines of refrigerant and complex electrical equipment that connects it all together. Only a well-trained technician should be involved in installing your heat pump system to get the quality results you deserve. Raleigh Heating & Air has over 20 years of experience serving the Raleigh area. Our award-winning service model will get you the results you need when you need them.
Call (919) 635-8451 for professional services from our Raleigh Heating & Air team to ensure that get maximum energy-efficiency and comfort all year long.