Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pumps’

Heat Pump Incentives and Rebates Available to Washington State Homeowners

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system and have your eye on a heat pump, you may be deterred by the upfront expense. Well, Washington State wants to help you make the conversion from a gas furnace to an electric heat pump by offering rebates in conjunction with Puget Sound Energy. 

If you’re an existing PSE customer and get a heat pump installed in your existing home (new construction is not eligible), you can receive up to $2,400 in rebates through Puget Sound Energy when you switch from a natural gas furnace to a qualifying ducted heat pump system OR switch from natural gas heating to a qualifying ductless heat pump system.

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How Long Will a Heat Pump Last?

Monday, June 26th, 2023

So you’re considering getting a heat pump installed. You’ve heard a lot of good things about heat pumps, but there are still a lot of questions on your mind. You may be wondering:

  • What’s involved with a heat pump installation? 
  • How long will a heat pump last compared to other HVAC systems? 
  • Does it REALLY provide both heating and cooling?

Let’s answer any questions that might be lingering in your mind when it comes to heat pumps so you can decide if heat pump installation is right for you.

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Why You Might Want to Install a Ductless System

Monday, April 10th, 2017

For most people, spring is the time to schedule some preventive maintenance for their air conditioners in preparation for summer. For some people, however, no amount of maintenance will be enough to get their system through another summer. In times like those, all you can really do is replace the system entirely. If you’re looking for a new system to replace your old air conditioner, you should consider all the options available. Changing the type of air conditioning system you use might fit your individual needs a lot better. A ductless system, for example, might just be the perfect air conditioning solution for you.

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Signs You Need a New Heat Pump

Monday, August 1st, 2016

If your heat pump is on its last legs, it’s a good idea to be able to recognize the signs. Otherwise, you run the risk of having it die on you when you need it the most. As we move deeper into the summer, you should familiarize yourself with the indications that you need a new heat pump system. Let’s take a look at those indications now.

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What Ice on Your Heat Pump Means

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Have you ever noticed ice building up on the outside section of your heat pump? If you have, don’t panic. Ice forming on your heat pump is to be expected on cold days, and it isn’t necessarily a problem. However, it can very quickly become a problem if your heat pump malfunctions. Read on to learn how to recognize when heat pump ice is a threat to your system, and when to call for repairs.

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Common Problems That Can Affect Your Heat Pump

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Heat pumps have the occasional problem, just like any other climate control system. Since many of these problems are progressive, it is a good idea to keep an eye out for symptoms so that you can have them fixed as soon as possible. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the more common heat pump problems and the symptoms that they present.

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Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Replacing

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Heat pumps, like all systems, have an expiration date. No matter how well you take care of your home’s heat pump, you will have to replace it someday. Since you do not want your heat pump to die on you when you need it working the most, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various signs that you may need to replace it. With that in mind, read on for some of the more common signs that you should schedule installation of a new heat pump.

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