Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘heat pump repair’

Hissing Sounds from Your Heat Pump

Monday, February 25th, 2019

heat-pumpThe heat pump really is a pretty tough heating system to beat. Even as recently as a few years ago, there was a lot of concern about how heat pumps would handle extremely cold temperatures. Today, there are heat pumps capable of heating down to those frigid temps that they get out in the northeast and the midwest. We don’t have winters like that to deal with, fortunately, so it’s safe to say that a heat pump is going to get you through our cold season effectively and efficiently.

Provided, that is, that your heat pump is in great working condition. Unfortunately, like any other heating system, there is no way in which to guarantee that you’ll never run into trouble with your heat pump. At some point, in fact, it’s all but guaranteed that you’ll need heat pump repairs. Not to worry, though. We offer heat pump repair and maintenance services throughout the Raleigh, NC area. Today, we’ll cover a warning sign of trouble to be aware of.

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Does My Heat Pump Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

outdoor-unitHeat pumps are becoming more and more common in the residential sector. As homeowners look for more efficient and convenient ways in which to keep their homes comfortable throughout the year, the heat pump becomes undeniably attractive. This is thanks, in large part, to its use of the heat transfer process in heating one’s home. This process is thanks to the refrigerant cycle, which the heat pump is able to reverse in order to transfer heat into the home in the winter, and out during the summer.

For that reason, a refrigerant leak in your heat pump is of serious concern. The last thing that you want to do is to ignore the signs of a refrigerant leak, as doing so could lead to very serious problems developing with your heat pump. That means you need to learn how to spot signs of trouble with your heat pump to begin with. Today, we’ll be looking at some of those signs and helping you to better understand the function of the refrigerant in your heat pump. Contact our Cary, NC HVAC pros with any questions that you may have.

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Winter “Problems” with a Heat Pump (That Aren’t Actual Problems)

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Heat pumps are increasing in popularity for homes, especially homes that don’t have connection to a natural gas line. Using a heat pump consumes much less energy than an electric furnace, making one an ideal choice for an all-electric household.

If you are spending your first winter with a heat pump to warm your home and family, there are a few things you’ll need to acquaint yourself with. Heat pumps can do things during cold weather that will look suspicious to people who aren’t used to them. They might make it look like the heat pump needs repairs. But these are normal activities, as we’ll explain.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Only Sending Out Warm Air?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Heat pumps are a great installation for homes in North Carolina because they handle our climate so well throughout the year. During our hot and humid summers, heat pumps work as powerful air conditioners to keep homes cool. Then when the mild winters come around, heat pumps switch over into an energy-saving heating mode the easily overcomes the chill.

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Heat Pump FAQ: Should a Heat Pump Have Frost on It in Winter?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

As the cold weather arrives, heat pumps in homes will switch over into heating mode. This means that the outdoor unit of the heat pump will draw thermal energy from the air and carry it indoors through refrigerant to release it indoors. If you notice that there is ice forming on the outdoor cabinet of your heat pump, it may seem abnormal, and potentially harmful to the heat pump’s operation.

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