Advantages and Disadvantages of an Electric Heat Pump

Advantages and Disadvantages of an Electric Heat Pump

A heat pump is one of the most efficiency options for residential heating. They operate like a furnace during the winter, and in the summer, they provide efficient cooling. Both gas and electric heat pumps are available. If you’re thinking about investing in an electric heat pump, here are a few of the pros and cons. Pros and Cons of Electric Heat Pumps Advantages of Electric Heat Pumps Electric heat pumps are extremely efficient. During the winter, they absorb heat...
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Pre-Season Furnace Inspection

When you’ve used it, your HVAC unit has worked splendidly this year, but, even though it uses the same thermostat, your furnace is a different system and should be treated differently.  The end of September marks the closing of summer and the beginning of winter, which means it’s time to schedule a pre-season maintenance for your heating system, before you start it for the first time.  Regular maintenance and a pre-start inspection with cleaning are essential to the health of...
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Questions to Ask HVAC Technician When Installing New System

Did you know that more than half of all new HVAC system in the United States do not live up to their efficiency ratings? This is due to improper installations by HVAC contractors. In fact, a faulty installation can reduce performance by up to 30%! These frequent installation mishaps not only raise your utility bills unnecessarily, but they also contribute to discomfort and a variety of indoor air problems, such as insufficient dehumidification, dust from leaking ductwork, and ventilation problems....
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Advantages of a Ductless Mini-Split System

Do you have one or more areas of your home that never get comfortable? It can be frustrating when you run the air conditioner all day and your office or bedroom just never seems to reach the desired temperature. source: http://www.salmonplumbing.ca/fujitsu-heat-pump.htm Thankfully, there is an easy solution for conditioning areas of the home that don’t get enough from the central unit. It is called a ductless mini-split unit because it can be installed without have to add or connect air...
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How a Heat Pump Both Cools and Heats a Home

The name “heat pump” is technically accurate, but often a little misleading. Heat pumps actually both heat and cool the home, and indeed they do so using the same basic technology as a traditional air conditioning system. Heat pumps are a convenient way to deal with both our muggy summer and our cold winters here in Frederick, MD with the same basic unit, but it helps if you the homeowner understand a little bit about how a heat pump both cools and...
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