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The Signs of a Heat Pump in Need of Replacement

Monday, July 1st, 2019

AC-unit-toolsIf you use a heat pump to heat and cool your home then you definitely don’t need us to explain their merits to you. The versatility and efficiency of the heat pump have made them one of the most popular home comfort system options on the market today, and our relatively mild winter climate makes them ideal for this geographic region. Yes, there is a whole lot to recommend heat pumps, but there is one claim that even heat pumps cannot make.

They’re not going to last forever.

It’d be bad for our business if HVAC systems did last forever, of course, but we’d still be the first to tell you if that were the case. For now, however, like any other HVAC system, the heat pump has a finite lifespan. Routine maintenance and prompt heat pump or air conditioning repair in Pasadena will ensure that your system lasts as long as possible, but you can count on needing a replacement at some point.

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Urgent Heat Pump Repair Issues

Monday, January 28th, 2019

man-inspects-thermostatIf you’ve recently installed a new heat pump for your heating needs, you’ve made an excellent choice. But in order to keep your heat pump running for years to come, we’d also like to inform you about some urgent repair issues to keep an eye (and ear) out for.

The issues we describe here are ones that you won’t want to neglect. If you experience any of the following, turn off the unit immediately to prevent any more damage. Speaking with an expert can help you confirm the issue and they’ll tell you how to proceed.

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What You Need to Know About Heat Pump Maintenance

Monday, April 9th, 2018

heat-pump-maintenance Spring is prime maintenance season for HVAC systems, especially air conditioners. You have to get your home ready for the coming summer heat, after all. If you have a heat pump, now is the time to make sure that you schedule preventive maintenance for it as well. Yes, that applies even if you already had maintenance conducted on it last fall. Let’s take a look at why bi-annual heat pump maintenance is so important for the health of your system.

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Signs That You Need Heat Pump Repairs

Monday, March 12th, 2018

heat-pumpHeat pumps are just as prone to developing problems of various kinds as any other HVAC system. While you’re using your heat pump on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to know the signs that it might be in-need of professional repair. The faster you are able to recognize that your heat pump is in trouble, the faster you’ll be able to get it fixed and the more damage you could possible prevent.

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How a Heat Pump can Benefit You This Heating Season

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

heat-pumpFall is the best time of year to consider installing a new heating system. You don’t want to make it all the way to the winter without a reliable way to keep your home warm. Fortunately for you, there are a great many different types of heating systems available on the market. Each of these systems is set up to address a different range of individual situations. It’s important that you carefully consider the pros and cons of each option, so that you can find the perfect system for your needs. Have a look at how heat pumps operate, the advantages they offer, and whether or not one might be a good choice for your needs.

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Ways You can Benefit from Installing a Ductless System

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

ductlessIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system this summer, you have a lot of different options to choose from. Every option has its own pros and cons, depending on your individual situation. In order to make sure that you have the right solution for you installed, we highly recommend that you consult with a professional before making any big decisions. Still, it’s a good idea to educate yourself a little on the advantages that these different systems can offer you. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that you can garner from installing a ductless system in your home.

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Replace Your Heat Pump if it Meets These Criteria

Monday, July 17th, 2017

heat-pumpEven if you do everything right with regard to repairs and maintenance, you can’t keep a heat pump running indefinitely. The weather is only going to warm up over the next few months, which makes this exactly the wrong time to be relying on a system that can’t keep up. You really don’t want to have your cooling system break down on you in the middle of a heat wave. So, if your heat pump is on its last legs, you should replace it now.

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Why Your Heat Pump’s Output is Dropping

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

heat-pumpWith how hot things have been over the last few weeks, the last thing you want is to have your climate control start to fail. If your heat pump’s output is starting to drop, for example, you really shouldn’t ignore it. There are a number of possible reasons why your heat pump’s output is dropping, none of which are good. While you’re waiting for a professional to arrive and deal with it, though, you can at least have a look at why it might be happening.

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3 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

heat-pump-repairYou’re probably relying on your heat pump to keep cool quite a bit these days. That’s all well and good, but it’s important that you don’t forget what often happens as a result of that much demand. Summer is one of the most stressful times of year for heat pumps, which means problems are more likely to occur. It’s important that you be able to identify issues with your heat pump system fast, so that you can have it repaired faster and prevent most of the damage. Let’s have a look at three common signs that your heat pump needs to be repaired.

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Be Careful of These Ductless Problems

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

You’ve probably been surprised by a sudden breakdown or malfunction more than once, whether it’s your car, computer, or heater. Sometimes, you can respond quickly enough to limit the damage to the system. Sometimes you can’t. With HVAC systems, though, quick response is vital to ensuring that you prevent as much damage as possible. If you really want to make sure that your ductless system stays in good condition, you need to be aware of the warning signs associated with some of the most common problems.

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