Homeowner Education

Why maintenance?

Heat pump maintenance

 Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. 

 Studies have shown that a dirty unit will work twenty percent harder than a clean unit while providing the same heating and cooling power to your home. 

What is SEER ?

seer rating

 The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency. 

Should I replace or fix?

Heat pump service and replacement

CLICK above picture to see what ENERGY STAR says.

How Much?

Cost of heat pump

Heat pump systems,just like other major appliances in your home, come with different efficiency ratings. Standard efficiency systems will cost much less than a high efficiency system. Difficulty of installation does play a factor as well.

Indoor air quality?

Air quality/ dirty /heat pump/ sneezing/

 Damp environments, poorly maintained heating and air-conditioning systems and carpeting may contribute to poor indoor air quality, according to experts. Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, where they are repeatedly exposed to indoor allergens and airborne particles that can lead to respiratory symptoms and conditions. 

Variable speed?

High efficiency /heat pump

 A true variable speed air conditioner represents the way you would actually drive, or better yet, the way cruise control would drive for you during your voyage. Think of it as highway miles.
When using cruise control, you set the speed you need to go and the car handles the rest. As road conditions change , such as going up or down a hill, your car will automatically speed up or slow down as needed.