Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Is a Ductless Mini Split Right for Me?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

ductless-blowerIt very well could be! There are a lot of benefits that you’ll enjoy as a result of switching over to a ductless mini split in Canton, GA. We’ll get into those in more detail below. Before we do so, we just want to remind you that there is no single heating or cooling system that is going be ideal for every home or for every homeowner. With that in mind, though, we think that you’ll recognize all that the ductless mini split has to offer.

Just remember that even the best HVAC systems designed and manufactured by the best innovators in the industry are not guaranteed to impress. Every system is only as good as its installation and service. That is why we suggest that you schedule all of your ductless mini split services with the pros on our team. When you do, you’ll reap the full benefits that this unique type of system has to offer. Read on to dive further into the topic.

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How Do Heat Pumps Heat?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

temperature-just-rightLiving in Atlanta means experiencing hot, muggy weather throughout the long summer season. While your air conditioner definitely sees more time on the playing field than your heater does, though, you cannot afford to overlook the importance of having a great heating system installed in your home. If you are serious about living in comfort year round, you need to take the chillier nights of winter into consideration. Even so, we understand why some homeowners lament the fact that they need to have independent heating systems installed.

We also hope that you understand that you don’t need a separate heater in order to heat your home effectively when temperatures do drop below comfortable levels! With a heat pump in place, you can actually use the very same system to heat your home in the winter that you do to cool your home in the summer. It may sound too good to be true, but we assure you it’s possible. Read on, and let us know if you want to enjoy better heating in Atlanta.

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How Often Should Heat Pump Maintenance be Scheduled?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

The great thing about using a heat pump to condition your home is that it is so versatile. With one unit, you can achieve year-round comfort. This is an affordable alternative to investing in both a central AC unit and a furnace, for starters. Plus, a heat pump requires much less space in your home than these other two systems would combined.

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Preventing Cracked Heat Exchangers: Another Important Reason for Fall Furnace Maintenance

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Last week we shared with you some important safety tips for gas furnaces during the coming winter season. The most important of those tips is to arrange for a visit from an HVAC technician to inspect and tune-up the furnace. No other step does as much to see that a furnace works safely over the season.

We really want to emphasize this point, so here is an example of something that can go wrong with a furnace that will create health hazards—but which routine maintenance will easily prevent.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Still Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

During the summer, a heat pump works as an effective air conditioner: through the process of heat exchange, it extracts heat from inside a home and places it outside. When the cold weather begins to arrive in the late fall, a heat pump switches over to heating mode: the direction of the heat exchange reverses, and the heat pump moves heat from outside and moves it inside.

However, you may encounter a problem when winter arrives and your heat pump keeps blowing out cool air. This might mean a malfunction, or there could be a simpler explanation. We’ll look at some possibilities here.

For help with your heat pump in Robbinsville, NC, call a company that aims for 100% customer satisfaction with every job: Premier Indoor Comfort Systems.

Why your heat pump might still blow cold air

If your heat pump blows cold air in the winter, the first thing you should check is the thermostat. You may have set it wrong or programmed it in a way that the thermostat doesn’t know it should switch over to heating. Another possibility is that the thermostat has become miscalibrated, so it incorrectly gauges the ambient temperature and will not sense when it needs to start the heating cycle. An electrical malfunction in the thermostat might also cause it to lose its connection to the heat pump, in which case it will remain on its previous setting.

However, if this issue isn’t with the thermostat, than the most likely reason for the problem is a flaw in the reversing valve. This component of the heat pump is responsible for allowing the system to work as both a heater and an AC. The valve sits on the refrigerant line and changes the direction of the refrigerant flow, which in turn causes the indoor and outdoor coils to swap functions. The reversing valve is in either “excited” or “relaxed” state, and which one controls heating and which one cooling depends on the manufacturer’s settings.

If the reversing valve breaks and becomes locked in one setting or the other, the heat pump will only be capable of doing half its job. Fortunately, this is an easy fix… for a professional. You should not attempt to open up the cabinet of your heat pump and try to replace the reversing valve yourself. Call in an HVAC technician, who should be able to fix the trouble in no time at all.

Don’t let your heat pump do only half the job that it’s supposed to. When it stays with cooling even as winter creeps in, you need to have professionals examine it. Premier Indoor Comfort Systems will come to your assistance to restore your heat pump in Robbinsville, NC to its full capability.

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