A: Split system heat pump keeps homes comfortable all year long. In the summer, it draws heat out of your home to cool it. In the winter, it draws heat from outside air into your home to warm it.
HIGH-EFFICIENCY HEAT PUMPS FAQS
A: You may consider replacing your air conditioning or heating system if it is old, inefficient or in need of repair. Today’s systems are as much as 60% more efficient than those systems manufactured as recently as ten years ago. The utility cost savings of a new unit may provide an attractive return on your investment.
A: Aside from the placement of the new equipment, Proair will inspect several items and make a determination of whether these items need to be supplied or replaced. Some of the items include: ductwork, insulation, refrigerant piping, electrical service, wiring, thermostat, condensate piping, flue piping, flue terminations, chimney liner, slabs, filter, driers, registers, grills, drain pans, and evaporator coil.
A: With preventative maintenance and service performed on your unit, industry averages suggest that a heat pump or air conditioner should last 20-25 years.
A: Our systems are whisper-quiet, but the fan and compressors make some noise. We suggest that you install your heat pump away from windows or adjacent buildings.
A: It is recommended that using a variable speed fan motor on your furnace will enhance your comfort, as well as costing less electrically.
A: No. The air will blow longer and harder giving you more air movement. The air will feel cool against your skin. You will not feel the hot air as you would with your furnace.
A: Yes . Occasionally frost will accumulate on the outside of the condenser and the heat pump will go into defrost mode. Heat pumps will defrost periodically throughout the winter. You may also experience an accumulation of ice underneath the heat pump.
A: Yes. Simply keeping the filters clean and ensuring all vents and registers are not blocked by furniture or carpets will provide you with good airflow.
A: Absolutely. It is recommended that you service your heat pump at the end of every cooling season, ideally before you start to use it for winter.