Heat pumps are devices specially made to heat, cool or ventilate a room. And as they do not use fossil fuels, they end up being the options chosen by those who value climate comfort and also by those who care for the environmental issue. If you’re considering installing a heat pump equipment like this, keep reading as we’ll introduce you to some important things to keep in mind.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
Heat pump is a device that works similar to an air conditioner. For this reason, it is composed of two units, one on the outside of the property (it is the condenser or evaporator unit, depending on the mode of use) and another on the inside (which is the unit that helps to make the hot or cold air circulate inside the room). This, of course, speaking in general terms – internally the device is composed of a series of parts responsible for this heat exchange between the internal and external air of a residence.
In addition, for the heat pump to work well, it is interesting that the property or room where it will be installed does not have air leaks, for example, and be well insulated. And, of course, the chosen device must have the proper wattage for the size of the room – or it won’t heat/cool enough.
Heat Pump Installation in North Vancouver
As with the air conditioning, a heat pump professional needs to install the two units – outdoor and indoor – in the proper place. The outdoor unit is connected to the indoor unit by a specific pipe that runs through the wall. The indoor unit, on the other hand, needs to be connected to the property’s electrical network. Although, in theory, these devices are simple to install, it is essential to have the help of a specialized professional, since there are small details that can compromise the device and its functioning.
Heat Pump Maintenance in North Vancouver
This type of device requires annual professional heat pump maintenance to keep it working properly. It is important that this maintenance is carried out because a heat pump that is not working well can generate the opposite of what is desired: uneven operation and increased energy bills. In addition, it is necessary to have some basic care at home, such as monthly replacement of filters and removal of dust that accumulates in the air outlets.
Heat Pump Installation in North Vancouver – Nation Heating & Cooling Heat Pump Company
If you like the idea and would like to install a heat pump in North Vancouver or within the Vancouver area, please let us know. Nation Heating & Cooling can solve your doubts and carry out the entire heat pump installation, including the indoor and outdoor units, connection with the other heating systems present in the property and operational and safety tests.