How Often Does Your Heat Pump Need Maintenance?
Unlike most heating equipment, a heat pump needs maintenance at least twice a year to ensure optimal performance. While this may sound excessive, having regular check-ups on your heat pump can pay off.
Additionally, heat pumps are versatile systems that can heat and cool homes, which means that these units are used all year round. Because a heat pump has double the function, it also needs twice the attention to keep it in good condition.
What Are the Benefits of Scheduling Regular Heat Pump Tune-Ups?
There are several benefits of having a heat pump tune-up. Scheduling bi-annual heat pump tune-ups can help to prevent expensive repairs down the line, but they can also do so much more.
Having your heat pump maintained can:
- Preventing major system breakdowns
- Extend the lifespan of the unit
- Increase its overall efficiency
Call Our Professional New Jersey Heat Pump Experts
For a comprehensive heat pump tune-up in New Jersey, reach out to Gold Medal Service. Our professional technicians are experienced and have the necessary training in heat pump maintenance. We know how heat pumps work and can easily identify any problems or potential issues before they worsen.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.
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