heat pumps

May 24, 2012

Your Heat Pump: Tend To It While You’re Tidying The Yard

Your heat pump will soon be working overtime keeping your family cool and comfortable. Take a few moments as you’re out in the yard to tend to your heat pump — before the height of summer. Heat pump care and service Periodic cleaning and professional service for your heat pump are necessary for efficient performance, optimal cooling (and heating), and to prevent malfunctions. By maintaining a clean system, you’ll optimize air circulation, which is vital in order for your heat […]
April 10, 2012

Drive Your Heat-Pump System ROI Up With These Performance-Enhancing Tips

A heat-pump system can be one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home and you can get more efficiency from it as long as the parts are functioning properly. A heat pump uses refrigerant to both heat and cool your home and a blower to send the air through the ducts that connect all the conditioned spaces in your home. Refrigerant The level of your refrigerant should be within a few ounces of the manufacturer’s specifications. […]
February 14, 2012

Anatomy Of A Heat Pump: How All Those Components Work Together To Keep Your Home Energy Efficient And Comfortable

Heat pumps are the most complicated machines you will find in the average home. All of their parts are important for keeping your home heated and cooled efficiently. Here’s a look at the anatomy of a heat pump and how everything works together:   Indoor and outdoor coils: Like an air conditioner, heat pumps have two coils, but these coils are designed differently because they must be capable of both heating and cooling. This allows the heat pump to work […]
October 25, 2011

Going To A Heat-Pump System? Four Things You Need To Consider

When used in a suitable climate, heat pumps can provide an extremely efficient source of heating and cooling to meet your home’s needs. A correctly installed air-source heat pump can effectively warm your home, while having a relatively small impact on your energy consumption, because it can provide up to three times more heating energy than the electrical energy it uses. Selecting an air-source heat pump for your home? Consider these four important factors, recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy: […]