Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pumps’

Why Do Heat Pumps Need Maintenance Twice a Year?

Monday, August 8th, 2022

HVAC-ventIf you haven’t done so already, now is the time to schedule your air conditioning maintenance appointment. This is a preventative step that homeowners need to take to guarantee that their air conditioners are able to work as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible–throughout the rest of this summer and the rest of the systems’ lifespan.

Professional maintenance helps you avoid up to 85% of the repair needs your system might otherwise have, helps retain 95% of its efficiency rating, and helps your system last the expected 10-15 years.

For a standard air conditioner, we recommend maintenance tune-ups once a year. But what if you have a heat pump? Well then, we suggest maintenance twice a year, as this is a year-round system. Read on to learn more, including why biannual heat pump maintenance is so important.

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Why Is There Ice on My Ductless Mini Split?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

ductless-blowerWinters are famously tough in this part of the country. Frigid, sub-freezing temperatures are the norm. Because of this, many homeowners have been skeptical of using heat pumps to keep their homes warm and cozy. Because heat pumps, including ductless mini split heat pumps, transfer heat from the air outside into the house, common sense may dictate that they couldn’t handle the type of cold that we deal with in this part of the country.

Common sense isn’t always what it seems, though. In fact, ductless mini splits in Springfield, VT
have become more and more common in recent years. While it is true that heat pumps may have to work a bit harder and may lose a bit of that renowned efficiency when temperatures are very, very cold, they are actually capable of heating homes in our area all winter long. No system, of course, is totally problem free.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Heat?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Here in the Northeast, our winters are very long, and very cold. There was a time when the severity of our winter weather meant that heat pumps simply were not a reliable heating option. Because heat pumps use existing heat in the air outside in order to facilitate the heating of one’s home, extremely cold temperatures could overwhelm the system, leaving homeowners uncomfortably cold in their own homes. Today’s heat pumps, though, are much more effective at operating in very cold temperatures. Just remember that your heat pump in Springfield, VT can still run into operational problems, just like any other home heating system. If you find that your heat pump just won’t blow hot air, one of the following issues may be to blame. Contact HB Energy Solutions for your heat pump service needs. (more…)