Heat Pumps

August 6, 2019

Homeowner’s Guide to Heat Pump & Heat Types

Heat pump heat comes in several varieties to make sure your home is never without warm comfort in any winter weather.  Unlike a standard furnace that burns natural gas or heats with electric coils, air-source heat pumps harvest heat right out of the air. Think of it like a central air conditioner running backwards: The heat pump’s outdoor coil extracts latent heat energy present even in chilly winter air, the system compressor concentrates molecules of heat energy, and the indoor […]
August 13, 2015

Is a Heat Pump Better Than an Air Conditioner?

In a moderate climate like ours, heat pump advantages outweigh those of a central air conditioner because a heat pump also acts as safe and reliable heating system. Air conditioners only cool, and if you need to upgrade both your cooling and heating equipment, a heat pump can do both with one appliance. Heat pumps differ from air conditioners in that they have a reversing switch that changes the refrigerant flow from summer cooling to winter heating. A/C systems and […]
December 25, 2014

Has Your Heat Pump Frozen Over? Understand How That Happens

When your heat pump freezes over in the middle of a chilly Peachtree City winter, you’re left with poor heating performance and lower energy efficiency. In unusually cold weather, a thin layer of frost is nothing to worry about. However, if your outdoor unit’s whole coil becomes encased in ice, you have a definite problem. Knowing what causes this to occur will help you prevent future issues. How a Heat Pumps Develops Ice Your heat pump’s outdoor unit pulls air over refrigerant […]
October 16, 2014

Learn the Features and Benefits of a Dual Fuel Heat Pump

If you are thinking about installing a new heating system, fall is the best time of year to get the job done. When considering what type of heating system you want in your home, you definitely want to take a look at a dual fuel heat pump. Here are a few features and benefits of a dual fuel heat pump that will help you decide if  this heating system is the right choice for your home. What is a Dual Fuel Heat Pump? Basically, […]