Your heat pump is designed to keep your home comfortable, but snow and ice that accumulate around the outdoor unit can wreak havoc on your heating system. Learn how you can protect your heat pump from snow and ice this winter season with these simple tips:
Clear away debris
In extreme cold and snow, it’s important to clear away any debris that can cause problems for your heat pump. A snow blower can provide a rapid and systematic way to clear away any snow/ice from around the main unit and compressor.
Create a freestanding shelter for your unit
Sheltering your system can reduce the time it takes for your heat pump to start up. Also, a properly shielded heat pump runs more efficiently because it’s not working as hard to do its job.
Cover and insulate all pipes
To ensure the safety of your heat pump, cover and insulate all pipes leading to and from your heat pump unit. Insulating your heat pump pipes is simple, and it can help reduce your energy costs by providing a barrier between the cold outdoor air and the heating elements in your home.
Let the pros handle your heat pump installation
A new heat pump installation can help provide an efficient and reliable way to maintain the right temperature inside your home. When you are ready to replace the HVAC system in your home and need a new heat pump, don’t attempt to install the equipment yourself. Heat pumps contain electrical components and could cause an electrical fire or electrocution if installed improperly. For safety’s sake, you should call a reputable and licensed contractor to help facilitate the installation process.
Save yourself from the stress of DIY heat pump installation by letting a team of HVAC specialists handle the job for you. Book a service now!