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

The Most Affordable Air Conditioner in Savannah

Monday, April 27th, 2020

We’re lucky here in Savannah, we’ve got access to a wide variety of air conditioners that can keep our homes cool for lower prices each year. From ductless heat pumps to central air conditioners and geothermal systems, it can be a little overwhelming when trying to decide which AC system is right for you.

So, today we’re going to try and talk about the unique financial advantages of each type of cooling system and how they may or may not be the right fit for your home. Air conditioning in Savannah, GA is of large importance, since temperatures can get high and humidity can get muggy. If you think your home could use some help getting there, then pay close attention and keep reading!

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Heat Pump or Furnace: Which Should You Choose?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Both furnaces and heat pumps are solutions to a constant problem—how to combat the chilly winter temperatures we’re dealing with every year. While it might not be as chilly for us as it is for our northern neighbors, that doesn’t mean cold temperatures aren’t uncomfortable at best and dangerous at worst. That’s why having a reliable heater is just as important for us as it is for anyone else!

Though, with many different types of heaters on the market today, how can you tell which heater will benefit your home the most? With so little time in the winter to test them out for effectiveness, it can be difficult choosing the right system, to say the least.

We’re going to discuss two different types of heaters—the furnace and the heat pump. Both function much differently than the other, but they provide essentially the same service at similar rates of efficiency. If your curiosity peaks during this post, make sure to call us for anything involving HVAC in Richmond Hill, GA.

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What’s So Great About Heat Pumps Anyway?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

You’ve likely heard all the buzz surrounding heat pumps and thought to yourself, “Yeah sure, but can they really be that great?”

We are going to try and be totally unbiased when we answer this question, and our answer is: Yes, heat pumps are quite fantastic.

Heat pumps are known for their ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch, and they do so quite efficiently and effectively. Of course, we’ve figured that many of you are going to be rather unconvinced, so below, we’ve listed just some of the many benefits of installing a heat pump in your home. Keep reading to find out more!

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Heat Pump Repairs You May Need This Winter

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

cold-man-thermostat-handsA versatile heating and cooling system in one, the heat pump is what we recommend to so many of our customers looking for heating and air conditioning. It’s highly efficient and can keep you warm throughout the winter, but that doesn’t make it immune to problems.

Heat pumps can suffer from a number of problems in the summer, when it works as an air conditioner, or in the winter, when it works as a heater. Today, we want to focus on problems that tend to occur in the winter—some of which may surprise you!

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What You Should Know about Heat Pumps

Monday, July 24th, 2017

AC-units-heat-pumps-toolsAll air conditioners are not built alike. Today, central air conditioning systems far exceed the capabilities and efficiency ratings of bulky window units and room air conditioners. And even amongst central air conditioning systems, which may look quite similar, there can be great differences.

Some air conditioners are rated much better in terms of efficiency than others. They come in different sizes, which is necessary because every home has a unique need in terms of cooling capacity. And some air conditioners are actually heat pumps.

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Why Heat Pumps Should Have Professional Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We recommend that any air conditioner or heating system receives a professional maintenance visit once a year. Annual maintenance visits ensure that the components are in proper working order, or you can find out about any issues within the system that need repair. This means that your heating and cooling equipment is more likely to run properly and less likely to break down in extreme temperatures. But a heat pump requires a little more attention than your average heater or air conditioner.

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How Does a Heat Pump Heat?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Gas heating systems use the combustion of natural gas to generate heat. While this may be the most common of whole-home heating systems, it’s not the best choice for every home. Electric heating systems can be highly efficient, if you choose the right one. Many electric heating systems use electric resistance to heat up coils as a fan blows warm air over them. While these can be efficient, the amount of electricity necessary to keep you warm comes at a high cost on your monthly bills.

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Need a New Heating and AC System? Choose a Heat Pump!

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Although heat pumps have become more and more common as the years pass by, many homeowners have not yet heard of the efficiency and performance of these dual functioning comfort systems. A heat pump is basically a central air conditioner, installed in the same way as a standard unit but with a few modifications.

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Ice on My Heat Pump: Why Can’t I Just Scrape It Off?

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Heat pumps work according to the same principle as air conditioning units, with a closed system circulating refrigerant that moves between a gaseous and a liquid state. As it does so, it alternately warms and cools the surrounding air, which can then be blown into your house via a fan. When refrigerant levels run low, ice can develop on the system’s coils, which interfere with the cooling process and prevent the heat pump from functioning as it should. If you own a heat pump in Savannah, GA, AAction Air  has experts to help with repairs. But the question remains: “ice on my heat pump: why can’t I just scrape it off?”

Mostly, it’s because the ice is just a symptom, not the cause of the problem. Heat pumps require a set amount of refrigerant to work, based on the specifics of their make and model. It’s the loss of that refrigerant – likely through a breach or a leak in the system somewhere – that causes the ice, and until that source is dealt with, scraping it off makes no sense. The ice will only reform after a short time and the underlying problem hasn’t changed. Your heat pump still isn’t working as it should and the lost productivity is still costing you money in monthly energy bills. Only locating and sealing the source of the leak, followed by recharging refrigerant levels to their proper amounts, will get rid of the underlying problem.

Furthermore, in attempting to scrape the ice off, you might damage the evaporator coils, necessitating their replacement. They’re an expensive and difficult component to replace, and your well-meaning efforts could turn a simple repair call into something much more problematic.

If you find ice on your heat pump, call upon the trained professionals at AAction Air to help. We know how to handle any problems related to your heat pump in Savannah GA. Call us today to make an appointment. You’ll be glad you did!

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Signs You Need Heating Repair for Your Dual Fuel Hybrid System

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Heat pumps are popular picks for home heating because their energy-efficient performance means they cost less to run than systems such as electric furnaces and propane or oil-burning heaters. The one drawback for heat pumps is that they can lose heating power during extreme low temperatures—but the dual fuel hybrid systems that provide backup heaters (usually gas-powered furnaces) will solve this problem with only a small increase in operating costs.

Hybrid systems come with specific repair needs that require licensed technicians to perform. The signs below will warn you when you need to call for heating repair in Hilton Head, SC for your hybrid system. AAction Air is ready 24 hours a day to restore your heating when it’s in jeopardy.

3 Signs  You Need Repairs

  1. The backup does not come on: If your house feels colder than it should, and you notice that the backup furnace has not activated, there are a number of possibilities. Check first to see that the backup has sufficient fuel (if it uses stored heating fuel). If the backup has enough power, then the issue could be a malfunction in the backup or in the connection between the two systems. A professional can diagnose the problem and find out the cause.
  2. The backup comes on, but you receive insufficient heat: If the two units appear to both be operating, but the house still doesn’t feel warm enough, than one of the two units is probably malfunctioning. Because they are such different systems from each other, determining where the problem originates requires HVAC expertise.
  3. The system is making strange noises: Odd noises coming from any heating system is a reason for concern, but in the case of a hybrid, you should pay particular attention to the backup heater because it does not run as much as the heat pump and you will likely not be as familiar with the sounds that come from it. Anything that seems too loud, such as groaning, whining, and squealing, is a reason to call for repairs.

If you have a dual fuel hybrid system installed in your home, you don’t want to lose its advantages to a malfunction that prevents the backup heater from working. At the first sign of trouble, call for trained heating repair in Hilton Head, SC. AAction Air has NATE-certified technicians with experience installing, repairing, and maintaining hybrid systems, so call them when you need help.

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