A heat pump is an all-in-one heating and
cooling system. Instead of multiple systems, like a
furnace and an air conditioner, a heat pump can cool your home during
the summer and heat your home during the winter.
Yes, you should
exchange the furnace air filters
often. Be sure and
use the indicated size for your furnace, and ensure they are installed the right
way. Depending on the amount of system usage, pet dander, hair or fur, dust
and other contaminants in the air, United States Heating & Air Conditioning
suggests changing your air filter every 30 to 90 days.
It is important
to keep the area around the furnace free of debris, dirt, and any miscellaneous
items. Making sure no
storage items are in the area will also help ensure
the equipment is more accessible for repairs or an inspection.
If your heater needs many repairs, is 15 years or older,
or cannot warm your home
advise you replace it. When a
heater or HVAC system is old, it
doesn’t operate as effectively and
could cost you
more money than it should.