Heat pumps are a rapidly growing portion of the heating market, due to the variety of unique advantages that they offer to homeowners. However, they’re also very different in terms of construction and operation than traditional heating systems. This leads to some confusion among homeowners with heat pumps as to how these systems work. Now, you don’t have to know exactly how everything works in order to operate your heat pump. However, it’s helpful to know a little about it. Let’s take a look at refrigerant, and how it makes your heat pump work.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service Blog: Archive for February, 2016
If you’re in the market for a new heating system this late in the winter, you’re probably in a bit of a hurry. Your home may or may not be without heat at the moment, and you’re looking for something that will get you through the rest of this winter and the next 20 that follow. Before you just pick the easiest option available, though, you should take a look at the benefits that a heat pump can provide. Let’s take a look at how a heat pump operates, and how it can help you.
Indoor air quality is a concern all year-round. Millions of microscopic airborne contaminants can be found in the average home’s air. Dust, pollen, dander, mold spores, germs, and all sorts of other horrible things are all likely floating around your home at this very moment. Long term exposure to high enough levels of these contaminants can create a wide range of negative health effects, from allergy attacks to asthma. This becomes more likely during the winter, when people tend to seal off their homes from fresh air flow in order to maintain better climate control.
Heat pumps are prized for their ability to switch between heating and cooling modes. This is what makes them so energy efficient, and is the primary reason why so many homeowners install them in the first place. However, this ability is not perfect. There may be times when your heat pump gets stuck in one mode or another, which can be quite inconvenient when you need them to be in the opposite mode. If you’re trying to keep warm this winter, but your heat pump isn’t heating, read on to find out why.
There’s a common misconception among homeowners that “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to furnaces. Though there are a wide variety of different furnace types and sizes available on the market, people think that as long as the furnace can fit in their homes it will perform just as well as any other. This is not the case. Furnace size is actually a very important consideration when it comes to installing it in your home. If your furnace is not sized correctly, you may find yourself dealing with a whole slew of problems that could have been avoided. Let’s take a look at what can happen when your furnace is too large or too small.