Important Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

While a heat pump is an inherently efficient way to heat your home, it gives you the best performance when it’s optimally maintained. This appliance works doubly hard, since it functions as both a heating system and air conditioner. At a minimum, it needs to be professionally serviced annually, requires periodic filter changes and outdoor condenser cleaning. What You Can Do Check and change the air filter when it’s dirty. The filter keeps the parts inside the air handler clean…

How Can Heat Pumps Help Your Home Efficiency?

If you’re looking for an efficient way to cool or heat your home in San Diego, consider a heat pump. Widely used in Europe and Japan, heat pumps have taken some time to catch on in this country, but they’re becoming better known. Heat pumps are particularly suitable for mild climates like ours. Here’s how heat pumps work, and why you might want one. Moving Heat In and Out Electric-powered heat pumps cool in the same way as any refrigeration…

Heat Pump Maintenance Makes A Bigger Difference Than You Think

Routine heat pump maintenance isn’t complex, but it can noticeably affect your heat pump’s performance and energy efficiency. Why Maintenance Matters Taking good care of your heat pump has several benefits for your system and you. Better performance — Dirt and debris in your system interfere with proper airflow and heat transfer, so the system can’t perform the way it was designed to. For example, dirt on the system’s evaporator coil reduces its ability to cool air. Higher efficiency —…

Heat Pump Blowing Warm? Learn How to Troubleshoot

If your heat pump isn’t cooling your house like it used to, there are a few things that could be going on. You could have a clogged filter, an iced up compressor, a blown fuse or even low refrigerant. The good news is that most of these problems are easy to fix. Before you head out to check on your condenser coils, do yourself a favor and check the thermostat. You’d be surprised how many times this is the problem.…

The Copper in Your Heat Pump Condenser: Thieves Consider It a Precious Metal

As the value of copper steadily increases, so does the likelihood of theft. A/C and heat pump condenser theft has recently become a very real and serious problem across the United States. Since outdoor heat pump condensing units contain a good amount of copper that’s typically worth up to $100 when sold, your outside unit is an attractive target to thieves. While some thieves will strip your unit of copper on site, others will pull up a truck, cut the unit’s refrigerant…

Your Air-Source Heat Pump and Its 3 Cycles

Whether you are considering purchasing a new heat pump, or have recently installed one in you San Diego area home, knowing about air-source heat pump cycles is important to understanding the energy efficiency of this heating and cooling equipment. The three cycles – heating, cooling, and defrosting – allow heat pumps to keep your household feeling comfortable and saving money no matter the season.…