Do you have questions about the heat pump in your Phoenix area commercial building? At Norris Air, Inc., we can answer your questions and handle all of your commercial heat pump needs. Here are some frequently asked questions about heat pumps to get you started.
Is it time to replace my commercial heat pump?
There are a few indications that it may be time to replace your commercial heat pump system. If you are facing an expensive repair, it may be more cost-effective to replace the system, especially if your heat pump is an older model.
When should I switch to the backup heater?
Unless you have a dual fuel system that switches to the backup heater automatically, you will have to know when to turn on the backup heat. Check the owner’s manual for your model’s specific requirements, but most heat pumps can work efficiently down to zero degrees; however, you can also use the backup heater with the electric heat pump to increase the temperatures in the building.
How often should I change the air filters?
Typically, in any commercial HVAC system, you should change your air filters once a month, or at least check to see if they need to be cleaned or replaced. This is especially true during times of heavy use. Some filters are made to last up to six months, but you should double check your owner’s manual or call your HVAC contractor.
Should I cover the outdoor compressor during the winter?
You should not cover your outdoor compressor for a few reasons. First, commercial heat pumps are designed with sturdy materials that can withstand the elements. Secondly, covering your heat pump will inhibit the airflow. Without proper airflow, your heat pump will not be as effective. Lastly, it may impede access for repairs or maintenance service.
Call the Phoenix heat pump specialists at Norris Air, Inc.. We’ll take care of all your commercial heat pump needs!