A heat pump is a popular way to heat your Bensalem home. It shares many components that an air conditioning system uses. As an air conditioner takes the heat in your home and transports it outside, a heat pump will take heat from outside and transport it inside. Using the principles of thermodynamics, a heat pump can warm your home, even if it is fairly cold outside. It does have limitations, however. When it gets extremely cold, a heat pump will become less efficient. This is why most heat pumps also come with an alternative heat source.

If you are interested in getting a new heat pump installed in your home and are looking for more information, Modern Air Solutions is here to help! Check out this basic info and contact us with any other questions you may have.

What Are the Advantages of a Heat Pump?

Efficiency

Heat pumps only use electricity to power the system, rather than for the generation of heat. Compared to a gas furnace, a heat pump can save you more on energy bills over time.

Safety

Heat pumps don’t burn fuel like furnaces or boilers. This makes them safer for both you and your family to be around.

Convenience

When you have a boiler or furnace, you may have to worry about having fuel delivered to your home to power your heating system. With a heat pump, you don’t have to constantly schedule oil or gas deliveries.

Installation

Choosing the Right System

There are multiple types of heat pumps on the markets. Each one is made to work in a different type of climate and home. There are also varying degrees of efficiency measured by a SEER or HSPF rating. The higher the number the better the efficiency. With so many different aspects to consider, the best way to ensure you choose the right system for your home is to talk to a knowledgeable technician from Modern Air Solutions.

Placement

The location of your heat pump also matters. You want your condenser to be in a place where there is good airflow. It also helps during the summer if your condenser is in a shaded area. However, you may also want to avoid placing it in a place with a lot of foliage as this makes it easier for debris to accumulate in the system and cause problems. With the right placement and care, you may even be able to extend the life of your heat pump.

Installation Process

Once you choose the model and the size of your new system, the installation process is fairly simple for you. The most important aspect you should focus on at this point is choosing the right installer.

Modern Air Solutions has been in the HVAC business for years and has installed hundreds of HVAC systems. We have a high customer satisfaction rating, friendly technicians, and would be happy to help you ensure your system is installed properly. The entire process typically takes about a day. Our technicians will be courteous and treat your home as if it were their own.

Maintenance

Once your system is installed, it will require some regular maintenance to keep your heat pump running efficiently. Here are some ways to make sure your system receives the maintenance it needs.

Check Your System Manual for Details

Each system is unique and the best way to learn about your system is to read the manual. The manual should tell you how to perform maintenance on your system and how often it requires maintenance. If you don’t have your manual, contact Modern Air Solutions for help.

Cleaning and Changing the Filters

Some filters last longer than others, but the average filter will need to be changed or cleaned every month.

Clean Outdoor Coils

The coils should be cleaned at least once per year. The best way to ensure the coils are properly cleaned is to contact Modern Air Solutions for Annual Maintenance.

Clearing Area Around Outdoor Unit

Heat pumps require good air flow to work properly. Leaves, sticks, and other debris can block your systems ventilation. Be sure to clear the area around your outdoor unit regularly.

Clean the Vents and Return Air Registers

Your vents and return air registers will likely collect dust over time. If you notice them getting dusty, clean them to ensure proper air flow.

Contact Modern Air Solutions!

When you take proper care of your heat pump with the help of Modern Air Solutions, it is sure to run efficiently, keep you comfortable, and save you money for years to come. If you have any questions or would like to discuss installing or getting maintenance for a heat pump, contact Modern Air Solutions through our contact page or by calling, (215) 490-3433