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Is a Heat Pump Right for You?

Monday, July 25th, 2022

TraneHeatPumpWinter is slowly approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about how you will keep your home warm. For most Texans, that means firing up the furnace. But if you’re looking for a more efficient way to heat your home, you may want to consider a heat pump.

This HVAC system doesn’t generate heat as a furnace does. Instead, it moves heat from one place to another. In the winter, it pulls heat from the outdoors and brings it inside. In the summer, it does the reverse, removing heat from your home and releasing it outside.

Still on the fence about installing a heat pump in Lake Jackson, TX? Here are a few reasons why this system is worth considering.

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Heating Options to Consider This Fall

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

gas-burnerWe may not be dealing with consistently cold weather yet, but it’s not far off. Before long, you’re going to be relying on your home heating system to keep comfortable on a daily basis. If you are in the market for a new heating system, it’s probably better that you have one installed sooner rather than later. That doesn’t mean that you should just pick one without proper vetting, though. Each heating system has its own set of advantages, and it’s important that you find one that best fits your needs. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular heating system types available on the market, and the advantages that each can offer you.

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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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When to Replace Your Heat Pump

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Heat pumps, like any other systems, are vulnerable to decay and breakdowns over time. While they can last quite a long time with the proper repairs and maintenance, there will come a point when each of them needs to be replaced. What is important is keeping an eye out for the signs that your heat pump is nearing the end of its service life. The earlier you can recognize that your heat pump needs to be replaced, the less likely it is that you will have to go without climate control for several days when your old system dies on you. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the signs that your heat pump needs replacing.

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Can I Install a Heat Pump as a Ductless System?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Ductless cooling has become a popular option with many homeowners, but now that we are headed toward the cooler months, our technicians have started getting this question: can you use a ductless system to heat, too? The answer is yes. With the installation of a heat pump in Brazoria, TX, your ductless system can both heat and cool. Heat pumps can be complicated, so it’s important to have trained professionals install your heat pump. The NATE-certified technicians at Switzerland Air have all the training and experience necessary to correctly and efficiently install your heat pump, so call us today.

How Does a Heat Pump Offer Heating?

The key to a heat pump offering both heating and cooling is a specific component called a reversing valve. The reversing valve can change the direction of how the refrigerant in the system flows, resulting in heating and cooling modes. Making the switch is easy: just activate the mode on your home’s thermostat; the reversing valve does the rest.

What Are the Benefits of Ductless Heating?

Here are some of the benefits of choosing a ductless heating system:

  • Customized comfort – each indoor blower in a ductless system operates individually, allowing for zone controlled heating. This can help increase your comfort levels throughout your home.
  • Increased energy efficiency – there are two ways a ductless heating system can help with energy efficiency: first, by utilizing a heat pump, you will use only a small amount of electricity for fuel, and second, because the indoor blowers allow you to use only the amount of heating you need. Both can help you reduce energy usage.
  • Easy expansion – because there is no need for ductwork, a ductless system can be easily expanded. A single outdoor unit supports up to 4 indoor blowers, so as long as you have the right amount of support, you can add an indoor blower very easily.

With a ductless mini split heat pump installation in Brazoria, TX, your ductless system can offer you comfort all year long. Call Switzerland Air today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.

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