When looking for a heating and cooling solution for your house, don’t overlook heat pumps. This unit can both warm and cool your home, providing comfort in the summer and winter months. These systems extract heat from the groundwater to warm your home and pump heat out of your house to keep it cool. Whether you want to learn more about these energy-efficient systems or need one installed or repaired, Guardian Home Services has you covered. Call us for same-day appointments in Cobourg, ON.
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Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump
When selecting a heating or cooling system, a heat pump might not immediately come to mind. However, there are many advantages to installing this system in your property, including:
- Energy-efficiency. These systems are more energy-efficient than traditional HVAC units because they use a renewable energy source. This can result in lower utility bills.
- Government incentives. You could potentially qualify for incentives from the government for installing a renewable heat unit. You could also be eligible for a tax rebate.
- Improved indoor air quality. Because this system doesn’t create smoke or add fumes to the air, it can result in better air quality in your home than if you used a forced-air unit.
- Increased safety. These units can be safer than heaters or furnaces.
- More climate control. These systems allow you to have maximum control over the interior climate in your house.
Energy-Efficient Features of Heat Pumps
Heat pumps can be more energy-efficient than other heating and cooling systems. This is because these units:
- Move heat instead of generating it, which requires less energy.
- Use only a small amount of electricity to transfer hot and cold air as needed.
- Easily increase or decrease the temperature of a room. These units can heat or cool a room in just a few minutes.
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Common Problems With Heat Pumps
Like all heating and cooling systems, occasionally you may encounter problems with your heat pump that will need to be repaired by a contractor. Some common issues can include:
- Heat pump cycles incorrectly: If the unit turns on and off too frequently, it can mean the system is overheating due to a malfunctioning blower or clogged filter.
- Malfunctioning condenser: If the condenser freezes up, the system should be turned off. A contractor can inspect it to make sure the filter isn’t clogged and the return-air registers aren’t blocked.
- Blower stops working: The blower can stop working if the air inside the plenum becomes too hot.
- Improper installation: If the system was installed incorrectly you will need a professional to correct the errors.