Why Your Heat Pump Is Making Strange Noises

Monday, May 1st, 2017

heat-pump-repairChances are that you’ve been using your heat pump for long enough to know what it sounds like when it’s running. As we move into summer and you start to rely on your heat pump more often, you may start to hear some weird noises coming from the system. If that’s the case, you might want to have a professional examine it for you. Weird noises are among the first obvious signs that an HVAC system is experiencing some kind of problem. The faster that problem can be isolated and repaired, the better off your heat pump will be. Listen for some of these common noises that indicate a problem with your heat pump, what they may mean. (more…)

Do I Need a New Heat Pump?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

If you are using a heat pump to keep your home comfortable all year-round, then you should know that we’re moving into an off-season for heat pumps. Winter and summer are the most stressful times of the year for heat pumps, because those are the times when they’re used the most. Though your heat pump may get a brief reprieve now, it’s going to be working pretty hard again in a month or two. Before that happens, it’s a good idea to evaluate whether or not your heat pump can even get you through another summer season. If not, you should replace it now before summer starts. You don’t want to have the system break down permanently in the middle of the hottest season of the year. (more…)

The Pros and Cons of Installing a Ductless System

Monday, February 20th, 2017

If you’re in the market for a new heating system, you have quite a few options available to you. Each of these has its own set of advantages to offer, but that doesn’t mean that each is ideally suited to every situation. If you’re trying to decide if a ductless mini split system is right for you, there are a couple of things you should know. Let’s take a look at those things now. (more…)

Ductless Problems You May Encounter This Winter

Monday, January 9th, 2017

You’re probably relying on your ductless system pretty often this winter to keep warm. As the stress on the system increases, it’s more likely to generate issues of various kinds. If you want to keep your ductless system in the best possible shape, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for any signs that it’s in trouble. The best way to do that is to be aware of the symptoms you’re likely to see. (more…)

My Heat Pump Won’t Stop Air Conditioning. Help!

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Heat pumps are valued for their ability to switch between air conditioning and heating modes as needed. However, if your heat pump won’t switch out of air conditioning mode, it means the system is having issues. There is typically only one thing that causes a problem like this, and that is the reversing valve. Read on to find out what to do about it. (more…)

Why Is My Ductless System Stuck in Air Conditioning Mode?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Florida is not exactly a frigid hellscape during the winter. That doesn’t mean that it’s a good thing to have your ductless system blowing cold air during the coldest months of the year, however. If your ductless system is blowing cool air for some reason, it’s very likely a problem with the reversing valve. While you’re waiting for a technician to arrive and fix it for you, read on to find out why it happens in the first place. (more…)

Signs That You Need a New Ductless System

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Ductless systems can be made to last for many years with proper repairs and maintenance. No matter how well you take care of your ductless system, however, you will eventually need to have it replaced. When that time comes, you should know the signs that your system is near the end of its life. Otherwise, you run the risk of being caught off-guard when it suddenly breaks down. If you think your ductless system might be in need of a replacement, read on. (more…)

Beware of These Heat Pump Problems This Fall

Monday, October 17th, 2016

We’re moving deeper into heating season, and you’re probably going to be relying on your heat pump more and more often to keep comfortable. As you use your heat pump more often, you’re going to put increased strain on the system. That means a higher likelihood of problems occurring with the system. If you want to make sure that your heat pump stays in the best possible condition, you need to catch any problems as early as possible. Let’s take a look at some common heat pump problems you need to watch out for. (more…)

What You Need to Know About Heat Pump Refrigerant

Monday, September 26th, 2016

As summer slowly comes to a close, it’s important that you make sure your heat pump is ready for the coming heating season. Part of keeping your heat pump in good condition all year-round is making sure it’s refrigerant system is intact. Read on to find out more about how your heat pump uses refrigerant, and when more is required. (more…)

What It Means When Your Heat Pump Makes Weird Noises

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

If you’ve been using your heat pump for longer than a couple weeks, you’re probably eminently familiar with the kinds of noises that it makes during operation. If the system starts to make strange noises while it’s running, it tends to indicate a problem with the system. Let’s take a look at some of the strange noises that your system might make, and what they mean. (more…)