A Few Common Heat Pump Repair Problems

Monday, March 4th, 2019

snowflake-and-sunshine-housesThe heat pump is a hard-working comfort appliance. It puts in more work than a standard air conditioner or a furnace because a heat pump runs in both winter and summer. When it’s cold, a heat pump draws heat from the outside to warm the house. When it’s hot, a heat pump draws heat from out of the house to cool it. It uses the same components no matter if it’s in heating or cooling mode, so these parts can wear down rapidly over the years—twice as fast as an AC or a furnace.

The best way to keep a heat pump from succumbing to all this strain is to schedule maintenance twice a year, in spring and fall. Nothing can prevent every potential problem with a heat pump, however. We’re going to look at some of the more common troubles a heat pump may run into that will require calling experts to repair it.

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Have a Heat Pump? It Needs a Fall Tune-Up as Well

Monday, September 18th, 2017

heat-pump-unitWe just went through a hot couple of days here in Shreveport—that’s how it goes sometimes in September. Just because kids are going back to school doesn’t mean the weather of summer is suddenly over. Air conditioners are receiving a workout before they finally get to shut down for the change of seasons.

However, September is always a good month to start thinking about cooler weather and preparing to cope with it. That means arranging for maintenance for your furnace, boiler, or heat pump…

“Wait, my heat pump? My heat pump already had its regular maintenance this year. It was back in spring, right before the hot weather hit.”

If this is your reaction when hearing that a heat pump needs maintenance in fall, we understand the confusion. When people hear about getting their comfort system tuned-up, they’re told that it needs it once a year, in the season before it’s needed. That means in arranging for a fall heating tune-up and a spring air conditioning tune-up in Shreveport LA. But with a heat pump, it’s a bit different.

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Keeping Your Heat Pump Working Its Best This Winter

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Heat pumps are a great way to provide comfort for a home. Instead of only doing half of the job of heating and cooling a house, a heat pump does both. And it does both jobs with high energy efficiency. If you have a heat pump that is properly sized and installed for the heating demands of your home, it should consume much less power than an electric furnace each winter. And you’ll still enjoy the benefits of superb air conditioning when the summer arrives.

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4 Reasons There May Be Ice on Your Heat Pump This Winter

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Heat pumps are more popular each year for home heating and cooling. A unit that can take care of your comfort needs throughout the year is, after all, a great investment.

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