Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘heat pump maintenance’

How Long Can a New Heat Pump Installation Last?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

heat-pumpsWhen it comes to HVAC in Trinity, FL, the heat pump is one of the best systems to install. A heat pump is a combination of an air conditioning system and heating system in one. As an air conditioner, it’s the match of any standard AC of the same size—and that’s terrific for handling the hot Florida summer weather. As a heater, it has much better energy efficiency than electric furnaces. A heat pump can struggle in extremely cold weather, but that’s never an issue here!

If you have a heat pump in your home, you’ll want to know how long you can expect it to run. There is no single answer that applies in all cases, but we can give you some benchmarks.

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A Reminder About Heat Pump Maintenance: Do It Twice a Year!

Monday, October 29th, 2018

cold-house-warm-houseWe love heat pumps here in the Tampa Bay Area. There are few comfort systems more suited to the Florida climate: powerful air conditioning for the long summers, and energy efficient heating to handle the short cold periods. A heat pump is the comfort you want, when you want it, without paying too much.

But if a heat pump doesn’t receive regular maintenance from professionals during the year, it can soon become expensive to run and will turn unreliable. It may even fail years before it’s time. Unlike a standard air conditioner, which needs annual maintenance, a heat pump needs bi-annual maintenance. Yes, that means you need to schedule maintenance service for it in the fall as well as the spring.

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