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What You Should Know Before Installing a Heat Pump


Heat pumps are becoming increasingly more popular these days, and it’s no surprise to us. Having the reliability of a cooling system as well as a heating system in your home that runs hyper-efficiently is pretty much case closed for many prospective buyers who are looking for the best comfort in their home.

However, while we recommend getting a heat pump when looking into air conditioning installation in Orlando, FL—we don’t recommend getting a system that you don’t know anything about! So, before you call up a team of professionals and sign up for heat pump installation, pay attention to some of the most important facts about the system.

The worst thing that can happen is your home getting stuck with the improper AC system that ends up driving you crazy.

What to Know

Let’s say you get your new air conditioner installed and you’re enjoying the efficiency and effectiveness of a heat pump, without having done any research beforehand, and all a sudden you start experiencing problems. This could lead to some extra panic, because not only is there a problem with your air conditioning system, but this constitutes a problem with your heater as well.

Here are some things to be aware of before you purchase a heat pump, and remember that they’re as reliable, if not more reliable, than standard air conditioners.

1. Heat Pumps Still Have Air Filters

If your old air conditioner broke down because of neglect, and you think you’ll escape that with a nifty new heat pump model, we’ve got bad news for you. The truth is that any air conditioner or heater model will break down quickly if it’s neglected.

In the case of a heat pump, they still use air filters in order to block harmful particles from dirtying coils or ruining the interior of the compressor. Without regularly changing the air filter every 1-3 months, even throughout the winter, your system will degrade and fall apart much fast than it would normally. No AC or heater is above regular care that can be provided by a homeowner. Take care of your system, and it will take care of you!

2. Heat Pumps Still Use Refrigerant

If you dealt with an AC that leaked refrigerant, and think that a heat pump is your solution, keep in mind that heat pumps still utilize refrigerant, even in the winter, to keep your home comfortable.

Now, heat pumps don’t often leak refrigerant or have problems with their refrigerant lines. That’s why it’s so vital to have your new heat pump installed by a team of professionals like us. We can check the refrigerant lines to make sure they’re properly installed and won’t leak.

3. Heat Pumps Can Still Short Cycle

Heat pumps can still be sized incorrectly or suffer from a problem that causes it to short cycle. It’s important to pay attention to your new heating or cooling system, no matter how new it is, that it’s functioning properly. Also, it’s just as important to make sure it’s installed by professionals so you avoid most of the problems that could happen with a new system.

Speaking of professionals, the team at Gary Munson Heating & Air Conditioning can install your new heat pump. Call us today. You will be more comfortable with the best!

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