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Call for Repairs As Soon As You See Your Heat Pump Doing This

Monday, September 19th, 2016

You should never, ever ignore a problem with your heat pump once you notice it. Heat pump problems get progressively worse the longer they are allowed to continue, which means that you are only going to do more damage to your system if you leave the issue alone. One of the most dangerous problems you can run into is a refrigerant leak, which is why you should call for repairs as soon as possible if you happen to notice one. Read on to find out why refrigerant leaks are such a problem.

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Should I Install a Heat Pump This Fall?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, there are a lot of different options to choose from. Each type of air conditioner has its own benefits, suited to a different set of needs and circumstances. If you’re looking for a new air conditioner, but need to get your home ready for the cold season as well, then a heat pump might be the ideal choice for you. Let’s take a look at how a heat pump works, and the benefits it can offer.

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Weird Heat Pump Noises, And What They Mean

Monday, August 8th, 2016

If you’ve been using your heat pump for any length of time, you should know by now what kinds of sounds it tends to make. If your heat pump starts to make any sounds you haven’t heard before, it could be an indication that you have a problem with your system. Let’s take a look at some of the weird heat pump noises that indicate a problem, and what you should do about it.

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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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Consider Installing a Heat Pump for Summer

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Before summer arrives, many people are going to be getting their air conditioners checked in preparation for the hottest months of the year. For some, however, now is the time to replace failing air conditioning systems with reliable ones. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system this spring, you should take a look at what heat pumps have to offer. Let’s examine the benefits of installing a heat pump system for summer.

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The Advantages of Heat Pump Installation

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Winter is almost here, and that means it’s time to get your home heating system in good shape. For some of us, though, it means that we need to replace our heating systems entirely. If you’re in need of a new home heating system, consider installing a heat pump. Heat pumps are unique home heating systems, which offer a number of equally unique advantages to homeowners who use them. Let’s take a look at how heat pumps work, and the advantages they can offer.

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Do I Need to Schedule Heat Pump Maintenance in Fall as Well as Spring?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

We often write about the advantages of climate control system maintenance on this blog. Typically, we recommend that you schedule maintenance at least once a year, preferably during the season right before you start using that system on a regular basis. This means that air conditioners should get maintenance during the spring and heaters during the fall. With heat pumps, however, that plan doesn’t quite work. You actually have to schedule maintenance twice as often for them as for other systems. Let’s take a look at why that is.

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Why There’s Ice on Your Heat Pump

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Finding ice on your heat pump may seem like an indication that the system is working properly. Unfortunately, this is not the case. If ice is forming on your heat pump, you actually have a pretty big problem. If the source of the ice is not dealt with, it can actually cause the entire system to breakdown. Let’s take a look at why ice actually forms on your heat pump and the problems it can cause.

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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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Why Heat Pump Systems Need Maintenance More Often

Monday, July 13th, 2015

With summer upon us, a lot of people are starting to get their air conditioners professionally checked before using them on a daily basis. This is to lessen the likelihood of a breakdown under the increased demand. If you’re a heat pump owner, though, you may be tempted to ignore this practice. If you got your heat pump checked last fall, you might think that it’s already in great shape to take on the summer heat. Unfortunately, this may not be the case. Read on to find out more about why heat pump systems need maintenance more often than central air conditioning systems.

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