As a homeowner in the Naples, FL area, you might be wondering how exactly a heat pump works during the summer months. These energy efficient heating and air conditioning systems offer a dual or split function, as they are able to warm your home during the colder months and cool it during the summer, without any additional equipment needed. Our air conditioning service team at Accurate Comfort Services Inc. explains how a heat pump works in the summer and what you can do to ensure your comfort all year long.

How a Heat Pump Functions in the Summer

A pump heating and cooling system works by using a chemical refrigerant such as R-410A to transfer heat from one location to another. During the summer months, this means that heat is transferred from the indoors to the outdoors, where it is dissipated into the outdoor air. While in cooling mode, the outdoor unit acts as a condenser and the indoor coil acts as the evaporator. This is the same way in which a central air conditioning system operates to cool a home.

Split Heating & Cooling System Maintenance 

Before the onset of the cooling season, it is a good idea to have the HVAC system serviced. This means air filter replacement, cleaning of the coils, cleaning and lubrication of the motors and fan and inspection of the air handler, air ducts and thermostat. Air filter replacement alone could improve the pump’s energy efficiency by up to 15 percent.

Troubleshooting a Combined Heating & Cooling System

It is helpful to know the signs of trouble when it comes to proper operation of the combined heating and cooling system. These signs include:

  • Ice or frost on the outdoor unit
  • A puddle or dripping from the indoor unit
  • Fan that does not spin
  • Home is not reaching the temperature set on the thermostat
  • System turns on and off frequently
  • Home is too humid
  • Poor indoor air quality

If you notice any of these signs, it is in your best interest to arrange for a professional diagnostic service to identify any problems and get them repaired before a catastrophic breakdown occurs.

Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer

As a local Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer (Carrier FAD), we are proud to offer all of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning products produced by the Carrier Corporation. Our service team has surpassed the Carrier Corporation’s rigorous requirements for excellence in customer service, HVAC skills and consumer satisfaction. When you choose a factory authorized dealer, you are getting the best.

At Accurate Comfort Air Conditioning, we take pride in offering service that is on time, accurate and affordable. Our service technicians have built a solid reputation throughout the community for trustworthy, efficient and effective HVAC service.