Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Archive for November, 2016

Why Your Heat Pump Is Stuck in Cooling Mode

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Heat pumps are quite popular for their ability to switch back and forth between air conditioning and cooling modes. While this is quite an advantage for the most part, it can cause problems if the system gets stuck in one mode or the other. No one wants to deal with a unit blasting cold air in the middle of winter. If your heat pump is stuck in cooling mode, take a look at why it might be happening below.

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It’s Time for Winter Heat Pump Maintenance

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The days are getting colder, and if you haven’t had your heat pump professionally checked yet, now is the time. Yes, even if you had it checked just a few months ago. Heat pumps need roughly twice as much maintenance as other climate control systems if they are to function properly. If they don’t receive this maintenance, they start to develop problems that would otherwise be completely preventable.

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Why Replacing Your Thermostat Might Be a Good Idea

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Most people are pretty good about replacing their heating systems when it becomes clear that they can no longer do the job. Yet these same people tend to stick with thermostats that are long past their prime for years before getting rid of them. This makes the home less energy efficient, and less comfortable. Let’s take a look at why it’s so important to replace your thermostat in a timely manner, especially during times like summer and winter.

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Furnace Noises to Be Aware Of

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Heating season is here, and that means you’re probably using your furnace more often. More use means more stress on the system, which oftentimes means more problems. You’re going to need to be vigilant for any problems your furnace might develop over the next few months. One of the best ways to catch furnace problems early is to listen for odd noises coming from the system. Read on for some of the more common furnace noises that indicate a problem with the system.

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