Every heating and cooling unit is designed to handle a lot of pressure but just enough to keep it from breaking down.
When a unit is straining, it wears faster and needs constant repairs.
Most straining will occur when the homeowners set low the thermostat during extreme weather such as summer. An air conditioning expert once shared a tip with me to always have my system undergo air conditioning maintenance before the summer and winter seasons. This ensures that the unit is ready to face the ‘extreme’ temperatures when the a/c worker confirms the unit is in good condition. A heat pump would strain when the lubrication on the heat and AC product is worn off and the parts are rubbing against each other. Last summer, the cooling workman forgot to do the air duct cleaning which limited the free flow of air, causing a strain on the ductless HVAC. This also increased my energy bills tremendously. It does not matter the HVAC brand you have, keeping the unit in good condition by servicing it will keep it from straining. At times the a/c representatives say that the straining can be from reasons beyond our control, like that time my unit was straining because the electricity was dimmed and I was unaware. Cleaning or replacing the filter will keep the unit from straining and eventually malfunctioning. This will ensure that the air quality system functions optimally improving the whole home air purification. Fortunately for me, my local contractor provided me with these tips to keep the unit functioning at 100 percent. When the heat pump is functioning as it should, homeowners get to save a lot of money, time, and headache from dealing with the repairs.