Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Installation’

Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

heat-pumpThere is plenty of hot weather heading our way in the coming weeks and months, and some homeowners may find themselves coming to the realization that their air conditioning systems are not going to cut it for another cooling season. Whether you planned on replacing your air conditioner this spring or if you’ve just accepted that this the end of its road, we’ve got a suggestion for you to consider—using a heat pump to cool your home!

Heat pumps are effective, versatile, and actually ideal for use in warmer climates like our own. We’ll cover what makes the heat pump such a great choice more in the post that follows. First, we want to remind you that the only way to get the most out of any AC system is to schedule your services with an HVAC company in Durham, NC, that you can trust to do the job right. You’re reading this right now, and that means that you’ve already found the company to work with.

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Is a Heat Pump More Effective at Cooling or Heating?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

One of the main reasons that homeowners have heat pumps installed in the first place is because they provide a fantastic “two-in-one” package deal: an air conditioner and a heating system. It only takes a single adjustment on a thermostat to change a heat pump from heating mode to cooling mode and vice versa.

But are heat pumps equally effective at heating as they are at cooling? It’s a question people often ask, and we’ll address it below.

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Getting the Most from Your Heat Pump

Monday, February 11th, 2013

With energy prices constantly on the rise, homeowners everywhere are looking for every opportunity to reduce their energy consumption. If you have a heat pump in your home in Raleigh, then you are likely enjoying comfortable heating and cooling all year long. But if you’ve started to notice that your utility bill is increasing, you probably are interested to know why and how to reduce it. At Raleigh Heating & Air, we want our customers to be comfortable in their homes and to get good efficient heating and cooling from their heat pumps. Here are some of the ways that you can get the most out of your heat pump in Raleigh.

Regular Heat Pump Maintenance in Raleigh

Perhaps one of the best ways to get the most out of your heat pump is to get it regularly maintained by a professional contractor in Raleigh. There are huge benefits for homeowners who have their heat pumps regularly tuned up. During regular maintenance visits your heat pump technician will thoroughly inspect and clean every aspect of your system. This will allow them to find any small issues and repair them before they cause your system to start performing poorly. This can potentially increase the efficiency of your system. It might also be able to extend the life of your heat pump. Small problems are often the cause of homeowners needing heat pump replacement.

Thermostat Upgrades

Another great way to potentially improve the performance of your heat pump is to upgrade your thermostats. The thermostats in your home control when your heat pump turns on and for how long. If you were to upgrade to a web enabled thermostat you may be able to gain more control over your home’s energy consumption. Web enabled thermostats connect to your home’s internet connection. You can access them from anywhere in the world using a computer or your smartphone. You can control when they turn on and when they turn off. They can also send you email alerts when your home starts to use too much energy.

Blower Door Testing

Blower door testing is a great way to find out exactly how efficient your home is. During these types of tests, technicians will seal off your home and attach a blower to your front door. This will create pressure in your home and allow us to find out exactly where any leaks are.

If you’re interested in getting the most out of your heat pump in Raleigh, call the experts at Raleigh Heating & Air today.

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