Sunset Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

All systems have a point where repair is no longer enough. For the central air conditioning in your home, you have a few options for replacement. One is to remove the air conditioner and heater and install a heat pump. 

Since air conditioners and heaters are usually installed simultaneously in a new home, they will likely be ready for replacement around the same time. With a heat pump, you can take care of all your heating and cooling needs, throughout the year, with a single unit. 

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“Help! My Heat Pump Is Blowing Out Cold Air in Winter”

Monday, February 10th, 2020
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We may not get as bone-chillingly cold weather as other parts of the country do, but still, our winters pack quite the punch. And to get through these winters, we need powerful, reliable HVAC systems. If you’ve discovered that your heat pump is blowing out cold air, it’s obvious you have a problem, but what does it mean?

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It’s Time for Spring Ductless Mini Split Maintenance!

Monday, February 26th, 2018

ductless-mini-splitWith winter drawing to a close, it’s time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the summer season. That may seem rather premature, with the average temperatures hovering around the mid-40s right now. Still, it’s better to make preparations now than to have to rush through them in the middle of a heat wave later. One of the most important parts of preparing for the summer season, from a climate control perspective, is to schedule preventive maintenance for your system. That goes double for heat pump systems like ductless mini splits.

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Heat Pump Issues to Watch For

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

heat-pumpIf you’re using your heat pump to keep warm this winter, you need to keep an eye out for warning signs that the system is experiencing any issues. The demand on heating systems is a lot higher during the winter, which makes them more likely to develop problems of various kinds. If you want to prevent your heat pump from becoming damaged during the winter season, you should familiarize yourself with symptoms that indicate a problem. Have a look at some of the most common symptoms below.

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Why is My Heat Pump Stuck in Cooling Mode?

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

heat-pumpAre you using a heat pump to keep warm this winter? Are you trying to, but the system is not heating for some reason? If your heat pump appears to be stuck in cooling mode, it is likely due to a problem with the reversing valve. It should not be difficult for a professional to resolve the issue for you, but you should call for repairs as soon as you notice it. Read on to find out why.

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Advantages a Ductless System Can Provide

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

ductless-mini-splitAs we get closer to the winter season, some homeowners are going to start looking for new home heating systems. If you’re in the market for a new heating system this fall, you might be tempted to simply go for the same kind of system that you had before. However, you should give due consideration to the other options on the market before you make your decision. It’s quite possible that another type of heating system could offer better climate control for your home than what you’re used to using. For example, have a look below at some of the advantages of using a ductless system.

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Why Your Heat Pump Output Is Dropping

Monday, August 28th, 2017

heat-pump-repairIt’s never fun to have your heat pump start to malfunction in the middle of a hot summer day. Yet, that is often exactly the time that heat pump problems tend to happen. Summer places more strain on cooling systems than any other time of year, which means a greater chance of various problems developing. One of the earliest signs that something is wrong with a heat pump is dropping output capacity. If your heat pump is not circulating as much cool air as it should, you should know some of the possible reasons why. Let’s check out a few of them below.

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Signs You Need a New Heat Pump

Monday, August 14th, 2017

heat-pumpAssuming you do everything in your power to keep your heat pump in good shape, you can expect it to last quite a while. Nothing lasts forever, though, and eventually you will need to replace it. If your heat pump is getting close to the end of its life, it’s a good idea to replace it now. You don’t want to have the system break down on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year. Have a look at the following signs that you probably need a new heat pump.

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Replace Your Ductless System if It Meets These Criteria

Monday, July 17th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitThe middle of summer is just about the worst time to have your cooling system fail on you, which is why it’s a good idea to replace beforehand if you think that might happen. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell when a climate control is on its last legs. If you know what to look for, though, you can have a new system in place before the old one breaks down permanently. Have a look at some of the ways that you can tell that your ductless system is in need of replacement.

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3 Ductless Problems You Should Know About

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

ductlessDuctless mini splits have a lot of advantages over other climate control systems, which is why they’re experiencing a rise in popularity across the country. However, they are just as prone to developing issues over time as any other heater or air conditioner. As you start to rely on your ductless system more and more often this summer season, it’s important that you be able to tell when your system is in need of repairs. The faster you can recognize that your ductless system is experiencing problems, the faster you can get it repaired and the more damage you can prevent.

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