Many new homeowners know little about heat pump technology, including their operation and maintenance. If you are a new homeowner, these tips will help you get started understanding and caring for your heat pump.
What Heat Pumps Do
Heat pumps work much like air conditioners. The major difference between a heat pump and an air conditioner is that the heat pump is reversible. In other words, when a house is hot, the heat pump can remove heat from the home's interior and pump it to the exterior.
Plumbing systems are highly complicated and vital to the modern home, but these systems are very often poorly understood by homeowners. As a result, they may be unaware of how to help their plumbing systems avoid problems. Without this knowledge, it is easy to neglect an important maintenance task or be unable to correct some routine problems. In particular, there are a couple of basic plumbing questions that new homeowners will often benefit from having answered.