We have just about waved goodbye to the worst of the winter weather, and with spring just around the corner it is time to think about how you will keep your house cool and comfortable during those scorching hot days. It might seem strange to start thinking about heat pumps as the weather begins to pick up and temperatures begin to rise, but in fact it is the perfect time to consider upgrading your heating and cooling system, and a heat pump can be an economical and effective way of ensuring home comfort year round.
Your Local Installer Can Advise You on the Best Heat Pump for Your Needs
It is much better to be able to take your time to find out about the different heat pumps available, and to talk over the choices with a qualified professional installer. There are not going to be any concerns about needing to get the work done before winter, and you’re more likely to be up to get an appointment for installation at a time that suits you. Getting it installed in spring gives you time to get used to the system, and to set it up to give you the greatest home comfort.
Using Heat Pumps during Spring and Summer
Heat pumps are an excellent and economical way of keeping your home more comfortable during the warmer months of the year. A heat pump extracts the heat from the air inside your home so it is effectively vented outside. It is an excellent form of air conditioning. It will ensure you and your family keep cool even in the hottest weather. More and more people are choosing to fit a heat pump, or to think about using a hybrid heating and cooling system that includes a furnace. This gives you the best of both worlds and the greatest energy savings. Your heat pump will operate extremely well during spring and summer, and during the winter months unless the temperatures drop extremely low. When this happens your furnace will spring into action, ensuring you’re always at a comfortable temperature.
Looking After Your New Heat Pump
Once your new heat pump is fitted then you’ll need to make sure you look after it. One of the most important things to remember is to regularly clean out the filter or to change it every so often. This will help give you the greatest amount of energy savings, as a blocked filter will increase electricity usage. You’ll probably be recommended to clean out your filter once a month. Another thing to remember is to ensure there is proper airflow in each room, and to make sure most of the registers are turned on as experts generally recommend no more than two are ever closed off.
Make Sure You Keep to the Manufacturer Required Maintenance Schedule
It is probably part of your warranty requirements to ensure you keep up with the manufacturer required maintenance schedule. This means you’ll need to get your heat pump regularly serviced by a qualified technician. This is only common sense anyway, as it will help ensure you enjoy a greater level of home comfort and your new heat pump is working to optimum capacity.