Common Questions: What Is a Heat Pump?

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Our team at LimRic receives many questions from homeowners and business owners everyday. Today, we want to answer: What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is part of your HVAC system. Unlike a furnace (which serves a similar purpose), a heat pump is powered by electricity, and it moves air from the inside to the outside and vice versa. Contrary to popular belief, the heat pump actually works for both cooling and heating your home. Its main function is to transfer warm air outside in the summer and inside in winter.

Because it is simply transferring heat, instead of creating it, a heat pump is one of the most efficient ways to regulate your home’s or office’s temperature.

Learn more from the experts at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air or schedule a service appointment today.

Air Filter Maintenance 

We’re all guilty of forgetting to changes the filters in our home, but neglecting to do so for an extended period of time can lead to increased allergens and a decrease in your HVAC unit’s performance. The HVAC expert technicians here at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air recommend that you follow a set schedule to swap out your air filters. The frequency with which you change your filters depends on several factors, including the type of filter you use, how many pets are in your home, and how many people live in your home.

As a general rule, standard air filters should be changed every 30 to 60 days. Check out the chart below to find the specific time to change your filters, and don’t forget to set a reminder in your phone so that you don’t forget!

Scenario Optimal Time Span
Standard Rule Every 30 to 60 Days
If You’re Allergy Prone Every 20 to 40 Days
If You Have One Pet Every 60 Days
If You Have More Than One Pet Every 30 Days
If You Have No Pets and No Allergies Every 90 to 120 Days

 

Call the experts at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air for more information about proper HVAC maintenance today at (843) 225-2665.