Heat Pump Repairs
Your heating is a hugely important part of your home: it’s responsible in large part for the comfort and the security that you and your family depend on from your home. And although the San Antonio area may not have the harshest of winters, going without heat during the colder months can be a huge inconvenience, and when the temperatures are at their lowest, any ineffectiveness can be a safety and health issue. Whether you’re using your heat pump as a main heat source or to supplement another heat source, any heat pump repairs you need should be handles quickly and professionally.
Heat pumps can be used to heat your home, and they can also be used to remove heat from your home during the summer months – in both cases, your heat pump will be a great help with your energy efficiency. But heat pumps need to be kept in excellent condition throughout the year in order to have a positive effect on your HVAC system. If you’ve noticed that your heat pump isn’t functioning as well as it used to or should, the professionals at JB Heating & Air Conditioning can help.
Heat Pump Efficiency
Heat pumps are one of the most efficient forms of heating, but that unfortunately comes with a small catch: heat pumps begin to lose efficiency and effectiveness when the temperatures outdoors drop below 45°. Fortunately for us, that’s not an extremely common thing in San Antonio, but it does occur, if only for a couple of weeks out of the year.
The reason for this decrease in efficiency is that heat pumps use only a small percentage of their energy source (e.g., gas) to create heat. Most of the heat they produce is extracted from the ground and air outside, then pumped back into your home. This means that heat pumps use less energy than other forms of heating, but it also means that when the temps drop below 45°, the heat pump will have difficulty finding heat to extract from the outdoors.
This is why heat pumps are so frequently used as supplementary heat sources (especially in colder regions). They do a fantastic job of making other heating units much more energy efficient.
Regardless of outside temperatures, however, heat pumps will be increasingly inefficient if they do not receive proper care and maintenance.
Heat Pump Inspections
Any problems that you have with your heat pump should be taken care of as soon as possible. If they are not, the energy efficiency of your heat pump will rapidly decline, and you’ll need to have much more expensive and complicated repairs down the line.
If you’re using a supplemental heat source, however, it can difficult to tell which unit is malfunctioning. Our professionals can inspect your heating system thoroughly and help you determine where the problems are stemming from and the best way to move forward.
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