Heat Pump Cost
As the heartbeat of your home, you do not want your heat pump to be out of sight, out of mind. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a neglected heat pump operating in your home will consume from 10-25 percent more energy than its well-maintained counterpart. Not only is more energy required to produce the same amount of heating or cooling but the system itself will have to work harder to keep up with demand, which could lead to a shortened lifespan.
Like any HVAC system, heat pumps require a certain amount of regular maintenance in order to operate at maximum efficiency and economy. Some of this maintenance you can perform yourself, while some is better handled by a qualified HVAC professional. Routine filter changes, cleaning of coils, air registers and fans, while maintaining an uncluttered, vegetation-free compressor cabinet area outside are all simple DIY operations. These steps will help in maintaining the all-important amount of airflow required to ensure optimum performance.
Since a heat pump does dual-duty, both heating and cooling, it runs all year around, making regularly scheduled maintenance and system tuneups even more important to optimal operation. Signing up with a reliable HVAC contractor for annual or semi-annual inspection and maintenance services is a cost-effective way to ensure your system stays energy efficient in its operation. Not to mention that any issues are found before they develop into something more serious and expensive.
The peace of mind of knowing your system has been professionally tuned and will be less likely to break down is one more benefit of contracting for regular maintenance. Typical maintenance procedures should include:
• Ensuring refrigerant is the right level and not leaking
• Measuring and correcting airflow
• Lubricating moving parts
• Emptying the condensate drain
• Verifying that safety controls are operable
• Checking electrical connections and tightening (if necessary)
• Checking the blower, coils and fuses
• Inspecting belts
• Verifying thermostat operation and calibrating (if necessary)
Installing an energy-efficient heating and cooling system run by a heat pump may qualify you for federal tax credits which can ultimately help your bottom line. There is also a tax credit for using a renewable system like geothermal heat. For specific details on federal tax credits, you’ll want to consult with your tax professional.
No matter what type of HVAC service you need, trust the professionals at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Springfield. Our certified technicians use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and repair existing systems and always use the finest new equipment for installations in the industry. Whether you need to schedule a service check, need your existing equipment repaired, or you need a new installation, we can provide you the most cost effective and energy efficient solutions for your household.
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