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Archive for July, 2016

How Short Cycling Damages Your Heat Pump

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Have you noticed your heat pump randomly turning itself off and on every few minutes? If so, you have a big problem. That’s called short cycling, and you should never ignore it if it starts happening to your system. Short cycling can cause massive damage to your heat pump’s weak points, resulting in a shorter lifespan. Let’s take a look at why short cycling happens, and what it does to your heat pump.

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Signs You Need a New Heat Pump

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Providing you take proper care of your heat pump, you can get it to last a pretty long time. Even so, no heat pump can last forever. If your heat pump doesn’t have enough left in it to last another summer, it’s important that you be able to recognize it. You don’t want to have it suddenly die on you in the middle of a hot day. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new heat pump.

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Does My Air Conditioner Need More Refrigerant?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

We often have homeowners ask us if they need to add more refrigerant to their air conditioners during the summer in order to help them operate more efficiently. While there is a point at which your air conditioner needs a refrigerant refill, it should not be happening that often. It certainly shouldn’t be happening once a year. Let’s take a look at how your air conditioner uses refrigerant, and why it normally shouldn’t need a refill.

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Why You Should Install an Air Purifier This Summer

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Staying cool is one of the top priorities for most people during the summer. However, it shouldn’t be the only priority. There are plenty of other factors that affect your comfort level, one of which is indoor air quality. Let’s take a look at how your indoor air quality can drop during the summer, and how an air purifier can help restore it.

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