Your heating is one of the most important parts of your home.
It keeps your home comfortable when cold weather moves in, and you and your family rely on your home providing you with that comfort. When the weather gets to its coldest points of the year, keeping your home warm is about more than just keeping it comfortable. Often, it’s a safety and health concern, and an ineffective heating system can have very dire consequences. Whether your heat pump is being used as your home’s main heat source or you’re using it to supplement another heating unit, any expert heat pump repairs you need should be taken care of as soon as possible.
Heat pumps can be used to help you heat your home in the winter, and they can also be used to keep your home cool during the hotter parts of the year. In either case, your heat pump can significantly increase your home’s energy efficiency. However, it will need to be kept in the best condition possible in order to provide those benefits.
If you’ve noticed that your heat pump isn’t working well, call your expert HVAC Contractor at Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling as soon as possible to have it repaired.
Heat Pump Efficiency
If you’re interested in increasing your home’s energy efficiency, a heat pump is one of the best appliances you can have in your home.
However, heat pumps will lose much of their effectiveness when outdoor temperatures are lower than 35°F. And unfortunately, those temperatures are not uncommon during Kansas winters. The reason heat pumps lose efficiency with colder temperatures is that they only use a small fraction of energy source (e.g., gas) to create heat. Most of the heat that heat pumps produce is actually extracted from the ground and outdoor air then pumped back into your home. This means that heat pumps use less energy than other heating units, but it also means that as the outdoor temperatures get colder, they’ll have a more difficult time creating heat.
This is the reasons that heat pumps are frequently used as supplementary heat sources as opposed to primary (especially in colder regions). They’re excellent at making other heating units more efficient.
Regardless if what the temperatures are outdoors, however, they’ll only get more inefficient and less effective if they don’t receive the care and maintenance that they require.
Heat Pump Inspections
Any problems that your heat pump develops need to be taken care of as soon as possible. However, when you’re using a heat pump to supplement another heating unit, it may be difficult to tell which unit is experiencing the problems.
Our Heating Contractor can inspect your heating system and help you determine where the problems are stemming from, and we can get your heat pump into the best shape possible.