Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

How Do Heat Pumps Heat So Efficiently?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

question-markThe quick answer? Because they use existing heat to heat your home, rather than generate new heat. That doesn’t make much sense at first, does it? If there were enough heat in the air outside to heat your home in the winter, couldn’t you just open the window to let that heat in? Well, the fact is that heat pumps do use existing heat in the air outside to warm up homes. There is a bit more to the process than that, though.

The “process” that we’re really referring to here is heat transfer, and that transfer of heat is the key to the heat pump’s efficiency. When properly installed and professionally maintained, a heat pump in Asheville, NC, can keep your home comfortable reliably while also cutting back on your heating costs. So, let’s take a closer look at what the heat pump is actually doing when it heats your home. That will help you to decide if the heat pump is the right heater for you.

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Warning Signs That Your Heat Pump Needs Replacing

Monday, August 20th, 2018

heat-pump-techYour heat pump can last quite a long time if you take proper care of it. However, it cannot last forever. Eventually, there will come a time when you need to replace your system with a new one. If you don’t want your heat pump to permanently break down on you in the middle of summer, it’s probably a good idea that you know the signs your system is coming to the end of its life. The following are just a few of the indications that you should call for heat pump replacement services, before your current one gives up the proverbial ghost. (more…)

Why Heat Pumps Need Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, October 16th, 2017

heat-pump-cashIf you’re using a heat pump for climate control, you’re probably going to be shifting it from air conditioning to heating mode over the next couple of weeks. Before we get too deep into the heating season, though, it’s important that you take some steps to make sure that your heat pump is ready for it. The best thing you can do to get your heat pump ready for winter is to schedule preventive maintenance for it. You should be scheduling preventive maintenance for your heat pump even if you have already it conducted this year. Read on to find out why heat pumps need more maintenance than other climate control systems. (more…)

Options to Consider for New Heating Systems

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

burner-assemblyWe’re getting closer to heating season, which means that now is the time to prepare your home for the cooler weather. If you aren’t sure whether or not your current heating system is up to the task of keeping your home warm through the winter, now is probably a good time to install a new one. There are many different kinds of heating systems available on the market, each of which is designed to suit a different set of individual situations. Read on to find out more about some of the most common options available for those that need a new heater. (more…)

Should I Replace My Heat Pump This Fall?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

heat-pump-replacementWe still have a few more weeks of summer, but fall will be here before you know it. That means it’s time to start thinking about whether or not your heat pump will be able to keep your home comfortable through the heating season. You don’t want to have your system permanently break down on you in the middle of a cold day, after all. If your heat pump isn’t up to the task, it’s better to replace it now than to wait for the weather to turn cold. Have a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your heat pump this fall. (more…)

The Mitsubishi Multi-Room Heat Pump System

Monday, May 15th, 2017

money-saving-piggy-bankWe recommend using the spring to make any major changes to your home’s air conditioning system. This might be the spring when you decide to put in a new cooling system. Or perhaps you live in an older home that’s never used a central air conditioner (you’ve relied on window units) and you think now is when you should have one installed.

Whatever the reason that you’re in the market for a change to your household cooling system, we advise you consider a Mitsubishi multi-room heat pump system. (And we have a great offer for them right now. See below!) There are many advantages to going with this ductless system for your Mills River, NC heat pump replacement this spring. (more…)

Why We Think a Heat Pump Is Great for a Spring Installation

Monday, May 1st, 2017

cooling-and-heating-house-symbolsWe often talk about how advantageous the spring time is for upgrading and replacing your home’s existing HVAC equipment. Like fall, spring is a transitional time of the year when weather patterns are milder, providing excellent conditions for taking out old equipment and putting in new, higher efficiency ones.

If you have an AC system you think is too old to handle another summer here in Western North Carolina (and if it’s older than 15 years, then it’s too old), having our professionals put in a new air conditioner in Spring will get you ready in time for the hottest weather of the year. It’s also easier to work the job into our schedule—and yours—during this time.

However, you may consider having a heat pump installed rather than an air conditioner. Here are some reasons we recommend giving a heat pump installation serious consideration for the spring. (more…)

Maintenance Advisory for Heat Pumps

Monday, November 28th, 2016

It’s getting closer and closer to winter—Thanksgiving just ended and you probably can’t ignore the mass of holiday decorations everywhere. If you haven’t yet arranged to have your home heating system professionally inspected and tuned-up, right now is the last stretch of time to get it done before the serious cold arrives.

And yes, your heating system must have maintenance annually! It’s one of the biggest misunderstandings people have about HVAC systems, that they don’t need regular maintenance. (more…)

Heat Pump Reminder: It Does Need a Fall Tune-Up!

Monday, October 10th, 2016

We’ve been addressing the importance of regular heating maintenance during the fall over the last couple of weeks. This week, we want to look into a specific issue about fall maintenance that often catches people by surprise. Homes that use heat pumps for both summer and winter comfort must schedule a maintenance visit in the fall, even if they already scheduled one in the spring. (more…)

Help! It’s the Middle of Summer, And My Heat Pump Is Sending Out Hot Air!

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Heat pumps are one of the best types of home comfort systems for the North Carolina climate: they deliver powerful air conditioning for the hot and humid summers, and then switch over into energy-efficient heater for the winters.

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