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Remember: Your Heat Pump Needs Maintenance Twice a Year to Stay Healthy!

Monday, July 30th, 2018

heat-pump-maintenance You’re probably tired of hearing us talk about this over and over again, but it’s pretty important so we’re going to just keep talking about it: maintenance is important. You don’t want do wait for a problem to show itself with obvious symptoms before addressing it. This is doubly important for heat pumps. If you haven’t already scheduled preventive maintenance for your heat pump, you should do it sooner rather than later. Yes, even if you had maintenance done on your heat pump less than a year ago. Read on to find out why bi-annual heat pump maintenance is so important.

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Call for Repairs if Your Heat Pump is Doing This

Monday, January 29th, 2018

heat-pump-repairThere are all kinds of different symptoms that could indicate something is wrong with your heat pump. Alterations in temperature, mood, sudden changes in friend groups … Sorry, that was a mix-up. Your heat pump most definitely is not hanging out with the wrong types of comfort systems, we don’t think. Anyway, of all the signs indicating you should call a professional to examine your heat pump, one is perhaps the most troubling: short cycling. Short cycling is an issue that starts small, but before long it can destroy your entire system! Read on to find out how short cycling happens, what it does, and what you should do about it if you notice your heat pump doing it.

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The Importance of Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance

Monday, November 6th, 2017

heat-pumpAs we wait for a consistent drop in the daily temperatures, to indicate heating season has begun, it is important to make sure that your heating system is ready to handle the added strain. For most homes, that means scheduling preventive maintenance for their heating systems. If you have a heat pump that you’re going to be using this winter, it’s especially important that you schedule maintenance for it. Even if you had maintenance conducted on the system already this year, you should have it done again if it’s been more than six months. Read on to find out why.

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Why Your Heat Pump Output Is Low

Monday, August 14th, 2017

heat-pump-cashA hot summer day is just about the worst time for your heat pump to decide that it’s going to stop cooling your home properly. It’s also one of the times when that issue is most likely to happen. The added strain of operating for longer hours puts more wear and tear on the heat pump, making it more likely to develop problems of various kinds. If your heat pump is not cooling your home as well as it should be, we recommend you call for repairs as soon as possible. While you’re waiting for our technicians to arrive, though, you should have a look at some of the possible reasons why your heat pump output is declining.

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3 Noises That Indicate Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Monday, July 17th, 2017

heat-pumpSummer is the most stressful time of year for heat pump systems. You probably rely on yours for most of the day to keep your home cool and comfortable, which means you’re putting a lot of stress on the system. The more stress the heat pump is under, the more likely it will be to develop issues of various kinds. If you want to mitigate these issues, you should know ahead of time what symptoms to look for that indicate a problem. One of the best ways to tell that your heat pump needs repairs is to listen for odd noises.

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If Your Heat Pump is Acting This Way, You Should Replace It

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioner-blowingWe’re willing to bet that you’ve been using your heat pump quite a bit to stay cool lately. The days are only going to get warmer as the year goes on, which means that you’re going to be using your heat pump even more over the next few months. If your heat pump is not able to keep you cool over the next few months, it’s important that you recognize it now. If you can replace it now, you won’t have to worry about it breaking down on you later on. Have a look at these warning signs that you need to install a new heat pump.

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Be Careful of Heat Pump Issues This Season

Monday, May 8th, 2017

heat-pump-cashIf you’re using a heat pump for climate control in your home, you’re going to be putting it under a lot of strain over the next few months. That means that you need to be that much more careful of any problems that might develop with the system. More demand on the system increases the chances of a problem cropping up. Keeping an eye on your heat pump means that you’ll be able to catch issues faster, which means faster repairs and less damage to the system. Have a look at some of the problems your heat pump might have to deal with this summer and how to detect them.

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Can I Get Away With Only Scheduling Heat Pump Maintenance Once a Year?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Look, we understand that you probably don’t want to spend time and money on unnecessary professional maintenance services. You may already understand that your system benefits from preventive maintenance, but you may also feel motivated to limit that maintenance to the minimum amount required in order to reap the benefits. Here’s the thing: you really don’t want to skimp on professional preventive maintenance. There are a lot of benefits to scheduling heat pump maintenance more often, as well as a lot of consequences for not doing so.

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When to Worry about Heat Pump Ice

Monday, January 9th, 2017

If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you’re likely to see ice building up on the outside portion of the unit at some point. Under normal circumstances, this isn’t something you need to be concerned about. However, you should still keep an eye on it in case it starts to become a problem. In the wrong circumstances, heat pump ice can actually threaten the entire system.

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Why Your Heat Pump May Not Be Heating Properly

Monday, December 5th, 2016

If your heat pump is failing to keep your home warm this winter season, there might be a couple of different reasons why. All of these reasons require professional services in order to be fixed. Still, it doesn’t hurt to know a little bit more about why your heat pump isn’t working the way it’s supposed to. Read on to find out why your heat pump may not be heating properly.

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