Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Signs That Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Monday, January 15th, 2018

heat-pump-repairCalifornia may not be buried in snow, like the rest of the country seems to be, but we’re still in the middle of winter. If you’re using a heat pump to keep your home warm and comfortable over the next couple of months, you should keep an eye out for signs that your system is in need of repairs. The faster you can identify a problem and have it fixed, the more potential damage you’ll be able to prevent. With that in mind, have a look at some of the most common symptoms that indicate a need for professional heat pump repair.

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Make Sure to Schedule Heat Pump Maintenance This Fall

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

heat-pumpWe still have more warm days than cool ones from week to week here in Hanford. However, fairly soon the weather will start to cool off. If you are using a heat pump for climate control, you’re going to need to take some steps to make sure it’s ready for the stress of keeping your home warm on a regular basis. That means scheduling preventive maintenance for your system, even if you’ve had it conducted earlier this year. Read on to find out why heat pump maintenance is required more often than with other climate control systems.

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Do I Need a New Heat Pump?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

heat-pumpSummer is not the ideal time to replace your cooling system. It is better than not having a functioning cooling system during the hottest months of the year, however. If you have reason to believe that your heat pump is not up to the task of keeping your house cool and comfortable over the next few months, you should consider replacing it now. If you’re not sure whether or not your heat pump is yet at that point, have a look at our tips below to help you with starting to make a choice.

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Various Heat Pump Problems to Watch for This Summer

Monday, June 5th, 2017

heat-pump-repairThings may be nice and temperate now in terms of weather. Before you know it, though, we’ll be back in the middle of the hottest months of the year. If you are going to be relying on a heat pump to keep your home cool during the coming summer, there are a few things that you need to know. The added wear and tear placed on the heat pump from increased demand will make it more likely for various problems to occur over the next few months. You should know ahead of time what symptoms indicate that your heat pump needs to be professionally repaired. Otherwise, the system will suffer more damage and might even break down before you can do anything about it. Read on to find out more about the various heat pump problems you need to watch for this summer.

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Call for Repairs if Your Heat Pump is Making These Noises

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Heat pump issues are more common during the winter, as stress on the system increases. More strain on the system means a higher chance for problems to develop. If you want to keep your heat pump in good condition, it’s best that you call for repairs as quickly as possible if you notice an issue with your system. The best way to do that is to be aware of the warning signs that your system is in need of repairs. Make sure that you are familiar with the noises the system may make that indicate an issue with the heat pump.

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Ductless Issues to Watch Out for This Winter

Monday, December 5th, 2016

As you start to rely on your ductless system more often this winter, the added strain is going to make it more likely for problems to develop. The longer these issues are allowed to go on, the more damage they do to the system and the more you are going to have to pay in repair costs. Faster repairs prevent more damage to the system, making it better off in the long run. Part of getting problems repaired early involves identifying them as quickly as possible. Let’s look at some of the ductless issues you might run into this winter.

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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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Keep an Eye Out for These Heat Pump Problems

Monday, October 24th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you’re going to be putting it under more stress than normal. More stress means more wear and tear, which means more potential for damage to the system. The faster you can react to any problems that crop up with your heat pump, the more damage you can prevent. Keep an eye out for the following heat pump problems this winter.

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The Benefits of Fall Heat Pump Installation

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Summer is coming to a close, and heating season will be starting soon. For some of us, that means that it is time to have a new heating system put in. If you are in the market for a new heating system, you should consider installing a heat pump. Read on to find out more about heat pumps, and the advantages they can offer you this heating season.

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