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Archive for January, 2016

If You Haven’t Scheduled Furnace Maintenance Yet, You Should

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Winter is the most stressful time of year for heating systems. They tend to be used on a daily basis to keep their homes comfortable, which puts increased wear and tear on them. This makes it more likely for problems to develop, some of which can cause full system breakdowns. If you’re using a furnace to keep warm this winter, and you haven’t already scheduled furnace maintenance, you should definitely do so now. Read on for some of the advantages of annual furnace maintenance.

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When to Replace Your Ductless Heating System

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Ductless heating systems last about as long as any other heating system, as long as you take proper care of them. While you can get your ductless heater to give you a good couple of decades of service, eventually it will reach the end of its life. It is a good idea to be able to recognize when your ductless heating system is getting close to that point, so that you can get it replaced as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may have it break down on you at a very inconvenient time. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new ductless heating system.

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Watch for These Heat Pump Problems This Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Heat pumps are just as susceptible to issues as any other system, and just like any other system they are most susceptible to problems during the winter. If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you should know the signs that your system is in need of repairs. Otherwise, your heat pump may unexpectedly break down in the middle of one of the coldest months of the year. In order to prevent that from happening, let’s take a look at some of the common problems that can afflict heat pumps and the symptoms that come with them.

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If Your Heat Pump Isn’t Heating, This Might Be Why

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Heat pumps are well known for their ability to switch back and forth between heating and cooling modes. In fact, that’s often the reason that homeowners install them in the first place. This ability is granted by a part called the “reversing valve,” which directs the flow of refrigerant through the system. If the valve develops problems, though, your heat pump may suddenly be unable to switch between modes. If your heat pump seems to be stuck in the air conditioning mode this winter, a reversing valve issue is probably the cause. Let’s take a closer look at how the reversing valve functions, and the problems it may run into.

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