Bud Matthews Services Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Heat Pump Problems in Winter… That Aren’t Problems

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Are you spending your first winter season with a heat pump providing you with comfort? Maybe you had the heat pump installed in the spring to replace an old AC and furnace, or perhaps you’ve moved into a new home with a heat pump previously installed.

Regardless of the reason, you may find some of the behavior from the heat pump during cold weather a bit odd. In most cases, this isn’t because of malfunctions. It’s due to you being unaccustomed to how a heat pump operates.

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What Makes a Heat Pump Different from an Air Conditioner?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

A heat pump is one of the best options for home comfort available today, since it offers both air conditioning and heating in a single system. All your needs for comfort during the year can be taken care of in one installation!

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Should There Be Ice on My Heat Pump in Winter?

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Heat pumps are an effective way to provide year-round comfort for a house, and advancing technology has made them more energy efficient during colder weather than they were previously. If this is the first winter you’ve used a heat pump for cold weather comfort, you may have some questions about its operation. One of the more common concerns that new heat pump owners have is the presence of ice along the outdoor unit. Is this supposed to happen, and should you call for repairs when you notice it?

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3 Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump for Winter (and Beyond)

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Heat pumps have become increasingly popular for home installations. Once they were overly expensive appliances that struggled to provide the level of heating that many homes required during the winter. However, the technology of heat pumps has advanced considerably over the last decade, and now they are not only more affordable, but more effective as wells. Where most heat pumps once encountered difficulty coping with temperatures below freezing, there are now models that can cope with days and nights as cold as –20°F!

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