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What are the Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

If you’re looking for a new air conditioning system this summer, you’re probably considering a lot of different options for your home. None of the various air conditioning methods on the market are objectively “better” than all the others. However, each of them is designed to serve a different set of needs. Let’s take a look at heat pumps, how they work, and the benefits they provide.

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Do I Need a New Heat Pump?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Summer is here, and it’s time to make sure that your heat pump can keep you cool through the next few months. If it can’t, you’re going to want to replace it now before summer gets into full swing. You don’t want your system to fail on you in the middle of one of the hottest months of the year, do you? Read on to find out more about how to tell if you need a new heat pump.

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The Benefits of Ductless Heating

Monday, October 12th, 2015

As we move deeper into the heating season, some homeowners are going to start looking for a new heating system. Maybe their old heater broke down and they need a replacement. Maybe they just need a system that will better fit their needs. Regardless of the reason, if you’re one of those homeowners you should have a look at installing a ductless heating system. Let’s have a look at the advantages of using a ductless heating system in your home.

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Heat Pump Issues to Watch Out For

Monday, August 10th, 2015

A heat pump is a great system to have for a lot of reasons, not least of which for its ability to offer both heating and cooling functions. While this does make them very convenient and efficient, it does mean that they are placed under a lot more strain than other systems that only have to perform one function. During the summer, your heat pump is probably being used daily to keep your home cool. This makes it more likely that problems will crop up with the system. In the interest of protecting your system, you should keep an eye out for the signs that your heat pump is having problems. Let’s go over some of those symptoms now.

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Signs that Your Heat Pump Needs Replacing

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Heat pumps are getting more and more popular, and for good reason. They’re energy efficient, versatile and just all-around good systems. Great though they may be, heat pumps do not last forever. Taking great care of your heat pump can extend its lifespan, but you will have to replace it sooner or later. Since you don’t want your heat pump to die on you in the middle of a hot summer day — leaving you without air conditioning until you get it replaced — it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for early warning signs. Let’s take a look at some of those signs now.

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The Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Though heat pump technology has been around for a long time, heat pump systems have traditionally been kind of a fringe home heating option. That’s begun to change in recent years, as homeowners have started searching for more and more ways to save money on their homes’ operating costs.

Heat pumps are unique among heating systems, both in their construction and operation. Let’s take a look at what a heat pump system actually does, and the benefits of using one to heat your home.

What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a system that doesn’t burn fuel to create heat. Instead, it uses refrigerant to move heat from one space to another. It is actually constructed very much like an air conditioner, with two units connected by a conduit of power and refrigerant lines. One of these units is installed inside, and is responsible for heating and circulating the air throughout the house. The other unit is installed outside the house, and is responsible for collecting the heat the inside unit uses.

When the heat pump turns on, the outside unit begins evaporating refrigerant in a coil connected to the refrigerant line. This process draws thermal energy out of the surrounding air and into the refrigerant gas. The refrigerant gas then moves down the line and into the inside unit, where it is condensed back into a liquid. This releases the thermal energy from the refrigerant, so that it can warm the air being circulated.

Benefits of a Heat Pump

As it is not a combustion-based system, a heat pump is remarkably energy efficient. Most people get heat pumps because they want to save money on their heating bills. However, that’s far from the only benefit of a heat pump. Heat pumps are actually capable of both heating and cooling functions, saving you a ton of money on buying and installing a separate air conditioner. They accomplish this by simply reversing the flow of refrigerant through the system, turning the heat pump into an air conditioner instead of a heater.

If you’d like to know more about the benefits of a heat pump, call Total Comfort Inc. We provide heating installation services throughout Anaheim.

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Is a Heat Pump Sufficient to Heat My Home?

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Air-source heat pumps have a number of great benefits, but when it comes to heating your home during the coldest days of the year, there can be some concerns. This is because air-source heat pumps use the available heat in the air to provide warm air to your home. However, living in Corona leaves little to worry about when it comes to heating with a heat pump system. Why? Our temperatures rarely dip below 32 degrees, which is the point at which heat pumps can experience some problems. But to help you understand where the concern comes from, following is an explanation as to why heat pumps can be of concern to some homeowners during winter.

How a Heat Pump Provides Heat

Heat pumps work by transferring heat from one location to another; heat pumps use refrigerant to help facilitate this transfer. During the winter months, air-source heat pumps absorb heat from the air, concentrate it, then disperse the warm air into your home. As the temperature decreases, the amount of available heat in the air also decreases. Once the air temperature dips below the freezing point, it can be challenging for some heat pumps to properly heat a home. To mitigate this situation, it is recommended that a back-up heating system be installed into your home. As mentioned above, Corona rarely sees temperatures at or below 32 degrees, so a heat pump is a great option for heating your home.

Benefits of a Heat Pump System

Heat pumps have a number of benefits, making them worth consideration as your home heating and cooling system:

  • Good energy efficiency – heat pumps do not use any fossil fuels and run on a small amount of electricity – about 25% of that of a whole-home air conditioner.
  • Very versatile – heat pumps can be used with ducted systems, ductless systems and geothermal systems, making them very versatile devices.
  • Long lifespan – heat pumps have an average lifespan of 20-25 years, as compared to that of a combustion heating system for which the average is 15-20 years.

Still have questions about whether or not a heat pump heating system is good for your home? Call Total Comfort, Inc., today and schedule an appointment for heating service in Corona with one of our HVAC experts!

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