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Hybrid Heat Pump Maintenance

9/22/2016

Valerie Johannsen
Valerie Johannsen People & Brand Manager

Are you one of the Des Moines residents who own a hybrid heat pump system? Many have chosen this energy-efficient way to extend the life of their furnace and save substantially on energy costs.

Service Legends has been trumpeting the benefits of this comfort technology for years, which can help a homeowner save as much 60% on their monthly utility bills. The typical lifespan of a furnace (gas or oil) is about 10 – 15 years, while a heat pump’s longevity is anywhere from 12 – 16 years. A hybrid system can extend the life of each substantially. These are just a few of the reasons many choose to install what we refer to as “Hybrid Energy Watchdog Technology.” 

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As efficient as this technology is, a hybrid heating system still requires an annual maintenance schedule. Just like a typical central air unit, regular service on your hybrid heat pump will help avoid costly repairs and ensure that your system continues to run at maximum efficiency. It’s important to have an overview of what a technician will be inspected when performing a typical tune-up on both pieces of equipment. Knowing what to expect will help you better understand any repair of replacement concerns the technician might recommend after the service.

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Furnace Focus Points

  • The Thermostat
  • Fuel Connections
  • Fuel Lines
  • Blower Motor
  • Registers
  • Pilot Light
  • Filter
  • Return Ducts

Differences Between an Oil and Gas Furnace 

Heat Pump Focus Points

  • Encasement
  • Coolant Levels
  • Evaporators
  • Condensers
  • Tubing

Energy.gov on Heat Pumps Systems

There are many benefits to having your hybrid system serviced annually:

  • Increased Lifespan
  • Improved Energy Efficiency
  • Lower Energy Bills
  • Improved Heating Capacity
  • Fewer Repairs and Breakdowns

Heating and Cooling Des Moines Since 1997

If you own a hybrid heat pump system, make sure that you schedule fall maintenance to ensure that it runs smoothly throughout the fall and winter. Contact Service Legends today and we’ll set up a service appointment! Call 515-657-6634 to contact our Home Comfort Heroes today. We’re standing by 24/7.

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