FAQs About Trane Heat Pumps


If you live in a moderate southern or coastal climate, Trane heat pumps are an energy-efficient way to clean and cool your house. These answers to frequently asked questions will help you determine whether or not a Trane heat pump is right for you. 

What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is a climate control system consisting of a compressor and air handler. Heat pumps work like much refrigerators and air conditioners, circulating refrigerant inside coils at different pressures, pulling heat from one place and redistributing that heat elsewhere. The difference between a heat pump and a refrigerator is that the heat pump can reverse directions, so that pump can either pull heat from a space or send heat to that space. In other words, heat pumps are used for both cooling and heating homes. 

What are the advantages of heat pumps?

Heat pumps move heat instead of creating heat. In moderate climates, this quality allows heat pumps to work more efficiently than air conditioners and furnaces. Heat pumps powered by electricity use up to 40% less energy than standard HVAC equipment like air conditioners and furnaces. Heat pumps are also available in ductless formats for homes that are not equipped with standard air ducts. 

What does it take to maintain a Trane heat pump?

Trane heat pumps come equipped with air filters that must be cleaned or replaced on a regular basis. Although you'll have to check with the instructions that come with your model, most Trane heat pumps require their air filters to be cleaned or replaced every 3 to 9 months. To clean your filter, use a vacuum attachment to remove the dirt and dust. If the filter has damage or cannot be cleaned with a vacuum, it should be replaced. Your heat pump's air filter may need to be cleaned more often at times of the year when the heat pump gets heavy use. To learn about your trane pump's air filter, talk to Cape Fear Air Conditioning & Heating Co., Inc.

How can I control my heat pump's temperature setting?

Like an air conditioner and furnace, your heat pump will come with a thermostat that can be set to a desired temperature. Modern thermostats include a feature that allow the user to program different temperature settings for different times of the day. 

For more information about how your home can benefit from a Trane heat pump, talk to an experienced HVAC contractor in your area. He or she will be able to answer your questions and tell you if a heat pump is right for your home. 


15 June 2015

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