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…)

The Many Ways a Heat Pump System can Help You This Winter

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Looking for a brand new heating system in the middle of winter would be a pretty desperate move elsewhere in the country. Fortunately, in Florida the weather is forgiving enough that it’s usually not a big deal. Still, you probably don’t want to be without heat in your home for too long. Before you rush to install the same kind of system you had before, though, you should consider the advantages of some of the other options on the market. Like, for example, a heat pump system. (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…)

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…)

Why Heat Pump Ice Is a Problem

Monday, June 13th, 2016

As you use your heat pump to keep cool this summer, you may notice ice forming on the indoor coil. This may seem like a good thing, at first. After all, isn’t your heat pump supposed to be generating cool air? However, what heat pump ice is actually the sign of a very serious issue that can lead to a full system breakdown. Let’s take a look at why this happens, and what you can do about it. (more…)

Help! My Heat Pump Is Covered in Ice!

Monday, December 14th, 2015

If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm during the winter, you may notice ice starting to build up on the outside part of the system. If you see this, don’t panic. It isn’t necessarily a problem, and can actually be expected when the weather gets cold enough. It may seem unusual in a place like Florida, but there’s a specific reason that ice may form on your heat pump even when the temperature is above freezing. Let’s take a look at why heat pump ice occurs, and when it’s a problem. (more…)

Common Heat Pump Issues to Watch For

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Heat pumps are quite popular among homeowners for their ability to act as both heating and cooling systems. If you have a heat pump, chances are you’re going to be using it right through the end of the summer and into the winter. Before that time arrives, though, there are a few things you need to keep an eye out for. Normal air conditioners get a break once the summer is over, but heat pumps are used on a regular basis for most of the year. That increased stress makes it more likely for problems to form in the system. The sooner you can recognize when these problems appear, the sooner you can get them repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Let’s take a look at some of those symptoms now. (more…)