AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump’

Can I Have Two Heaters?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Okay sure, installing two heaters may sound a bit overboard. But actually, the truth of the matter is that having two different heaters can actually make your home more energy efficient. But how?

It’s called dual-fuel hybrid heating, which combines an electric heat pump with a traditional furnace to maximize your home’s energy efficiency during the winter. Installing a dual-fuel heating system in your home can definitely be a worthwhile investment, especially if you are dealing with an especially cold winter. Below, we have outlined what these systems are and what the benefits are. Keep reading to learn more. 

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What to Do with a Heat Pump Stuck in Cooling Mode

Monday, October 29th, 2018

heat pump floor unitTemperatures aren’t quite cool enough to start using our heaters regularly, yet, but soon enough you’ll be switching yours on. If you’re using a heat pump, this means switching the system from cooling mode to heating mode. But, what happens if your Savannah, GA heat pump is stuck in cooling mode?

Fortunately, you do have our team to call on when you have a problem like this, or any other sort of trouble with your HVAC system. In the meantime, however, read on for an explanation as to why this might be happening.

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Can You Save Money on a New Heater?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

piggy-bank-coinIf you’ve got an older heating system, you’ve probably got one big thought any time it starts to run into trouble: “I hope it’s not broken down for good!” The last thing you want to do is replace a heater, as this is usually an expense you haven’t planned for. However, a repair isn’t always the best thing. And a new heater may not be as expensive as you think!

Finding out you may need a new heater is certainly no picnic, but it may not be as bad as you think. There are some ways to save money, if not on your installation then in the long-term. At the very least, there are ways to make the whole process more affordable upfront.

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What Makes a Heat Pump the Best Choice for Home Comfort?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

dog-home-comfortEvery home has unique heating and cooling needs, requiring a different system for homes of different shapes and sizes. The biggest heating system or cooling system is not necessarily the best. In fact, choosing an air conditioner or heater that is too large for your home can result in short cycling—the system running too often and wearing down its parts. And of course, a system that is too small will not do a sufficient job of heating or cooling your home.

While homeowners will choose different efficiency ratings for their comfort systems based on what they can afford, and while sizing changes based on the size of the home, there is still one type of system we recommend time and time again. In our area, the heat pump is the way to go.

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Why Does the Outside Unit of the Heat Pump Run in the Winter?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

This is a question that puzzles many homeowners. If you’ve ever found it odd that the outside unit of your comfort system runs when you turn on the heat, you are not alone. It’s not something most people are used to, especially if they grew up with a furnace to heat the home. A furnace is separate from an air conditioner, and it contains an indoor unit only (with no outside portion).

But a heat pump is different. A heat pump is an all-in-one heating and air conditioning system. And most of the same components that are used for air conditioning are also used for heating. That means that you can expect to hear the outside unit running when the heat is on.

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What makes the outdoor unit necessary for heating your home with a centralized heat pump? We’ll go over the basics here. For more information about heat pumps or to schedule service in Savannah, GA, contact our team.

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Why Does the Outside Unit for the Heat Pump Run in Winter?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Many of us grew up with conventional furnaces as whole-house heating systems. This system is separate from an air conditioner, which means that—of course—the air conditioning unit does not run when the heater does.

However, a heat pump is different. It’s an all-in-one heating and air conditioning system that utilizes refrigerant in a process that completes two different tasks, heating and cooling. You may be surprised to hear your outdoor unit running when the heat comes on—but that’s just how it works.

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Can a Heat Pump Really Keep You Comfortable Year Round?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

If you are looking into a new heating and air conditioning system, you may come across some conflicting information about heat pumps. A heat pump is an all-in-one heating and air conditioning system known for its energy efficiency. But some people question its ability to provide year-round comfort, especially in colder weather.

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Why a Heat Pump Is the Only Home Comfort Installation You Need

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

For a long time, the furnace was the only option available for people who wanted to keep the entire home warm via an air duct system. The standard setup for most homes with comfort systems involves a furnace and a separate air conditioner, but it’s no longer the only way to go. A heat pump is a single installation that can do the job of both a heater and an air conditioner.

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Saving Money on a New Heat Pump

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

A heat pump is a system that provides both heating and cooling—unlike most systems that only do one or the other. Typically, you have an air conditioning unit that is separate from your furnace, and you have to service and replace them separately as well.

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Is Your Heating System in Shape for the Winter?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

You didn’t notice any problems with your heating system last year, so why would there be anything wrong with your furnace or heat pump this winter? Many people neglect to schedule annual heating services when nothing appears to be wrong with the unit on the outside. However, over a long period of rest and after all of the work your heater went through last year, the system could likely use a tune-up and a thorough inspection.

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