As a homeowner, you probably use your heat pump often without a second thought. You might even use it as if it were a boiler or furnace, but this isn’t the best way to use it. Not using your heat pump properly will lead to more energy consumption and even premature failure. To help you out, our Carrier® evaporator coil technicians at Albert Air share some of the most common heat pump mistakes you should avoid below.
If you want to cool your home efficiently, you’ll need to control your HVAC system without driving up your monthly utility bill. You’re not likely to achieve this with the thermostat you currently have installed, even if you have a digital or programmable one. The best chance you have of doing this is with an ecobee SmartThermostat. Here our HVAC and Carrier® evaporator coil technicians at Albert Air explain how installing one in your home can be worth the investment.
A typical furnace filter consists of many interwoven fibers layered in random directions. When looking for a replacement filter, you’ll likely come across the words “MERV” and “HEPA”. If you’re like most homeowners, you’ll assume that the one with the higher number equals better protection against foreign elements. While this may be true in most cases, this type of filter isn’t always ideal for your home, depending on what type of HVAC system you have.