Climate Masters Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Is It Too Late for Heat Pump Maintenance?

Monday, December 18th, 2023

It’s never too late for heat pump maintenance! The only time that maintenance is impossible for your heat pump is if it breaks down completely. Then you’re scheduling a repair appointment instead. If you’ve been putting off heat pump maintenance, now is a great time to schedule your appointment.

During the fall, your heat pump is in between heavy-use seasons. Before your heat pump is needed for the colder temperatures of winter, you should schedule heat pump maintenance on the Palm Coast. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of heat pump maintenance and why you should schedule the appointment, especially if you’ve been putting it off.

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What Happens During Heat Pump Maintenance?

Monday, November 6th, 2023
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If you have never scheduled heat pump maintenance for your home, you may be wondering what the service entails. We are outlining some of the steps that we complete during a heat pump maintenance appointment. There is a lot more that goes into checking out your system, but these are the major parts that we check.

If you are interested in St. Augustine heat pump maintenance, give our team a call. You can also keep reading to learn more about the components inside of your heat pump that require maintenance to work their best. Keep in mind that we recommend maintenance for your heat pump twice each year. This is because your heat pump operates as both a heater and air conditioner all year round.

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Why Short Cycling Is Harmful to Your Heat Pump

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

When you have a heat pump installed in your home, it operates in cycles to cool your home in the summer and heat your home in the winter. These cycles turn on and off at regular intervals. But if your heat pump turns on and off too quickly, it is called short cycling and it means that something is wrong with your heat pump.

Having a heat pump short cycling during cold weather in Ponte Vedra can be a big hassle because your home doesn’t get as warm as you want it to. The process of short cycling also adds a lot of strain on the system which can cause it to break down completely. You can keep reading to learn more about why short cycling happens and what it means for your heat pump.

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Yes, You Need Heat Pump Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, August 14th, 2023

If you have a heat pump, you may be tempted to only schedule maintenance for the system once per year, if not less often. However, your heat pump really needs maintenance twice each year. 

If you’re wondering why heat pump maintenance is so important, you can keep reading to learn more about these unique HVAC systems. Then give our team a call to schedule your service if you haven’t already this year. It’s never too late to begin investing in heat pump maintenance.

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Why Your Heat Pump Needs Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, June 19th, 2023
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Heat pumps have a lot of benefits, but there is one potential downside that a lot of homeowners get caught up on. Since your heat pump is working year-round to provide both heating and cooling for your home, it requires maintenance twice per year instead of just once per year. 

You may be wondering if you can skip out on that second round of maintenance and only schedule it once per year. However, heat pump maintenance twice per year is crucial for the life of your unit. You can keep reading to learn more about why biannual maintenance should be a priority for your heat pump every year.

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If Your Heat Pump is Short Cycling, Here’s What You Need to Do

Monday, February 13th, 2023
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If you think your heat pump is short cycling, it’s a problem that you want to address sooner rather than later. Short cycling can increase wear and tear to your heater and cause it to lose years off of its expected lifespan. But when you address problems early, you can prevent additional damage and maintain your heater. 

If you have a heat pump short cycling this winter in Saint Johns, our team can help. We’ll get right down to the root of the problem and offer you a solution or a variety of solutions. Sometimes there are multiple things contributing to a short cycling problem. Keep reading to learn more about how to identify short cycling and why you should fix it before it becomes a big problem. 

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Why Is My Heat Pump Short Cycling?

Monday, October 24th, 2022

technician-working-on-furnaceMany customers we serve have heat pumps installed in their homes for heating. In fact, heat pumps are arguably the most popular heating system when you consider each option. A heat pump is energy efficient and inexpensive to install and maintain. But, heat pumps do have some downsides if not properly cared for, and one of those is short cycling.

Allowing your heat pump to short cycle can cost you a lot on your energy bill and over the life of your unit. If you’re wondering why your heat pump is short cycling in St. Augustine, Fl you can give us a call. Our team can find the root of the problem and fix it so that your heat pump is working its best all season long. 

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When a Heat Pump Won’t Switch to Heating Mode…

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

woman-looking-scaredAlthough our evenings have gotten quite chilly over the past couple of weeks, it’s been a sort of nice relief from the weather we’ve been experiencing, right? We’re used to needing our air conditioners on an hour-by-hour basis, and paying a lot for the energy necessary to make cooling our homes possible.

Soon enough, it will be time to turn our attention away from our cooling systems and toward our heaters instead. If you have a heat pump, this means making sure it’s properly maintained for the season (it’s not too late to schedule heating maintenance this year, if you haven’t done so already!), and then switching it from cooling mode to heating mode.

Wait, what’s that? You just tried to do that and it’s still sending out cooled air through the vents? Yikes!

Okay, first off, this might not be as big of a deal as you think–we’ll cover some troubleshooting tips below. It may require professional repairs, and we’ll talk about that more below as well. Read on to learn what’s happening when your heat pump won’t switch to heating mode.

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“I Tuned-Up My Heat Pump in Fall, Does It Need Another Tune-Up?”

Monday, March 30th, 2020

ductless-heat-pump-air-handler-on-floorSpringtime is here—it’s the time of year that we encourage homeowners to schedule their annual maintenance for their air conditioners. We do so this time of the year because it’s a season when HVAC technicians aren’t as busy with emergency calls—while we never get a huge reprieve from the heat, temperatures are on the relatively mild side for now.

This means it’s easier to schedule a convenient appointment for technicians to come to your home to ensure that your AC system is ready for the summer heat. But, what if you utilize a heat pump? Perhaps you had maintenance done a while back, does it really need another maintenance appointment?

Yes! Read on to learn why.

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It Might Be Time to Replace Your Heat Pump

Monday, May 14th, 2018

heat-pumpWe’re moving into summer, which means whatever you’re using for air conditioning is going to be put under a greater amount of stress than at any other time of year. If you’re relying on a heat pump to keep your home cool, and you’re not sure whether or not it will last you another summer, it might be time to install a new one. Follow the tips below to help you determine whether now is a good time to replace your heat pump with a new one.

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