heat pumps

December 24, 2013

The Variable-Speed Furnace: Are You up to Speed on Its Many Benefits?

Innovation usually comes at financial cost, so we end up having to conduct a balancing act. Sure, the product performs better, but are the extra costs justified? Here in Georgia, our July high is around 90 degrees, while the January low regularly hits freezing. Anything that can bring our HVAC costs down is surely worth considering, which includes a variable-speed furnace. Now’s a good time to get up to speed on its many benefits. Defining Variable Speed The air mover, or […]
December 13, 2012

Optimizing Your Heat Pump’s Performance

In our region, heat pumps are an energy efficient way to heat and cool homes, but like anything mechanical, they require annual maintenance from an HVAC professional and routine maintenance by homeowners. You’ll get more from your heat pump this winter by tackling these tasks: Check the air filter for the air handler monthly. It may not need changing or cleaning, but with routine checking, you’ll be assured that the dust load won’t impede the heat pump’s performance. Anytime insufficient […]
July 17, 2012

Caring For Your Heat Pump — DIY And Professional Maintenance

A heat pump can be a wise investment that saves you money on your utility bills. Like most equipment, however, a heat pump only works efficiently if it is properly maintained. When it comes to caring for your heat pump, it’s important to know what maintenance you can do yourself and what you should leave to a professional. Do-it-yourself tasks Since heat pumps work by moving air, one of the most important tasks that you can do when caring for […]
June 26, 2012

Heat Pump Efficiency — 4 Terms That Tell The Tale

When deciding on a heat pump system, you want to choose a system that will save you money on your utility bills and therefore provide you with a high return on investment. And though heat pump efficiency is generally higher than the efficiency of other heating and cooling systems, some heat pumps are more energy efficient than others. To make sure you get the biggest energy savings from your system, there are four heat pump efficiency terms you should be […]