You’re probably not thinking too much about your heat pump or furnace yet, but you should be! Cooler temps will be here before you know it and you don’t want to be caught in the cold.
There’s no need to panic though, Keith Air Conditioning is here to help with all the info you need on your heating and cooling system. We’ll review how to care for your system as well as the best maintenance and upgrade options.
Prepare Your Furnace or Heat Pump for Cooler Temps
First – What’s the difference between heat pump and air conditioner/furnace systems?
Central air conditioning systems use a closed-loop system to circulate refrigerant to cool the air and is used seasonally. A furnace works only to move warm air through the home during cold months. The heat pump is one piece of equipment and operates all year. It transitions from moving cool air to warm air.
Because it is used all year and does not enjoy a seasonal rest, regular maintenance is even more important. Both need tune-ups to work as efficiently as possible. Both systems use air filters which should be checked monthly.
Most homeowners change their filters every two to three months, depending on use. If you live with smokers, pets or family members who live with respiratory conditions, you may need to change the filter more often.
What are the Benefits to a Heat Pump Maintenance plan?
There are many reasons to sign up for an annual maintenance plan with a top HVAC service contractor, like Keith Air Conditioning. An annual HVAC maintenance plan ensures:
- Your energy bills are as low as possible because your heat pump works at optimal levels.
- Major repairs and breakdowns are less likely because your system is checked routinely.
- Your heat pump or HVAC system lasts longer because it is running smoothly and without unnecessary wear and tear.
- You’ll catch small problems before they become larger, more costly ones.
When Should a Homeowner Upgrade a Heat Pump?
If your heat pump or HVAC system is over ten years old, it might be time to upgrade. You may even find your energy efficiencies pay for the cost of the new system in a short time period! Keith Air is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and offers many financing options to help offset the cost of your new system.
Our team can help you evaluate your system and your future needs. If you plan to sell your home in a couple years, for example, now can be a great time to upgrade an old system.
You’ll enjoy the lower utility bills until you sell. The newer unit and energy efficiency will help you stand out to homebuyers. Call our team for a consultation and a free in-home estimate.
Questions? Contact Heat Pump Experts Keith Air Conditioning
Keith Air has been the go-to HVAC service provider for communities in the wider Mobile area for over 50 years. As the temperatures begin to dip in our area, it’s time to make sure your heat pump or central air system is ready. We want to keep you and your family in the midst of comfort and safety for the winter.
Keith Air Conditioning is ready to provide Baldwin county residents with heat pump maintenance all year long. Our NATE-certified team is up to date on the latest HVAC techniques and available 24/7 for emergencies. We specialize in urgent repair services, preventative maintenance and service plans as well as new installations.