HEAT PUMP REPAIR SERVICES
You and your family depend on your home for comfort and security, and during the winter months, you can’t have either without adequate heating. If you’re using a heat pump to heat your home, then keeping it in excellent condition is a priority when once the winter is in full swing. Heat pumps can also be used to remove heat from your home during the warmer months of the year, so your energy efficiency can be much higher if your heat pump is kept in good condition all year long. Whether you’re using it for the winter or the summer months, it needs to be kept in excellent condition, and our Seattle heat pump repair specialists can make sure that it is.
Heat Pump Efficiency
Heat pumps are one of the most energy efficient forms of heating that exist. They only a use a very small percentage of their energy source (which may be electricity, gas, or oil) to create heat. Most of the heat that they produce is extracted from the air and the ground outside of your home, then distributed into your home. This is fantastic for your energy costs. However, because the heat pump is getting the heat from the air outside, it starts to lose its effectiveness if the temperature is lower than 45° F.
When the temperature falls below 45° F in the Seattle area, your heat pump will need to have a supplementary heating unit to help it out. In colder regions, it’s not uncommon for heat pumps to only be used to make other heating units more energy efficient. However, if your heat pump is running poorly and inefficiently, it will be ineffective even when the temperature is above 45°.
Professional Heat Pump Technicians
Heat pumps are far more technical—and therefor difficult to work with—than any other heating unit. Though it’s more efficient to move heat rather than create it, it takes a lot more work on the mechanical side. So if you have any issues with your heat pump, it’s important to hire a professional Seattle heat pump repair technician to take care of the job.
You’ll also want to be sure that you catch any problems with your heat pumps as soon as possible once they’ve developed. If you allow any problems to go untreated, you could lose a lot of your energy efficiency very quickly. And you’ll also need more complicated, more expensive repairs when you do have them repaired. Our professionals recommend that you have your heat pump inspected and tuned up once a year to make sure that you’re finding all problems as soon as possible.