All summer long, the heat pump in your Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, home has kept you and your family nice and cool. Now that fall is here, it is time to turn the heat pump into a heater. Let’s look at how a heat pump works as a dual system and why preventive maintenance is so important.

Heat Pump Basics

A heat pump doesn’t generate warm or cool air; it merely transfers it from one location to another. During the summer, the refrigerant inside of the system absorbs heat from the inside of your home, and through a complex process, expels it to the outside. In the winter, the refrigerant absorbs heat energy from the outside air, and in a reverse process, brings the warm air into your home.

The reversal switch helps to make the change from an air conditioner to a heater, and during our fall maintenance visit, we will make sure the valve isn’t stuck so it works when you switch from AC to heat. Let’s now look at the importance of a well-maintained heat pump.

Improved Efficiency

The system works hard and needs professional maintenance. During our visit, the technicians can spot any issues and fix them before they become a problem. With clean filters, repairs, and calibrated systems, the heat pump will perform efficiently throughout the heating and cooling season.

Lowered Energy Bills

A tuned-up heat pump system doesn’t have to work overtime to deliver conditioned air into your home. When the system is running smoothly and efficiently, it uses less electricity, which results in lowered energy bills.

Extended Lifespan of the System

With proper maintenance, your heat pump system should last for 15-20 years. The heat pump is a major investment for your home, and you want to make sure it runs properly for those intended years. Regular preventive maintenance will help you get the most life out of your system.

Give our team at Sun City Plumbing & Heating a call today to schedule an appointment to have your heat pump maintained this fall. You can reach us at 575-446-4196.

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