Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

The Different Types of Water Heaters

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

As a crucial element of your plumbing system, you can never be too careful when choosing your new water heater. Will you opt for a conventional water heater known for its affordability, a tankless water heater hailed as the most efficient model, or another style you’ve come to trust over the years? Let’s review some of the leading types of water heaters before you schedule your water heater installation in Baltimore or the surrounding areas. 

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Does a Heat Pump Serve as a Heater, Cooler, or Water Heater?

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

You may have heard that heat pumps are some of the most energy-efficient appliances in the HVAC industry, and the only system to provide both cooling and heating. But did you know that a heat pump can also function as a water heater? It seems there is no limit to what this system can do! If you’re on the market for a new heating, cooling, or water heater installation in Washington D.C. or another nearby area, consider purchasing a heat pump to take advantage of its energy efficiency, improved air quality, cost savings, and more. 



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Heat Pumps: Frequently Asked Questions

Monday, October 15th, 2018

You need to upgrade your HVAC system and, after some research, you come across heat pumps. Your first thought is probably, “What in the world is a heat pump?” Heat-pump technology has been around for decades and is used by homeowners across the country in all climates to keep their home cool in the summer and warm in the water.

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3 Indications You Need a New Heat Pump

Monday, June 12th, 2017

heat-pump-cashSummer is the time of year when air conditioners and heat pumps are most likely to develop problems, due to the added strain put on them. It’s also when heat pumps are most likely to break down, especially if they’re older. If your heat pump is too worn down to get you through another summer, you should replace it now. Otherwise, you run the risk of having your system break down on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year. Have a look at three common indications that you should install a new heat pump, before we get too deep into the summer season. 

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If You’re Using a Heat Pump, It’s Time for Maintenance

Monday, April 17th, 2017

technician-heat-pump-maintenanceAs the temperature rises over the next few weeks and months, you’re going to want to make sure that your home’s air conditioning situation is in order. If you are using a heat pump to handle your climate control needs, you need to make sure that you schedule maintenance for it within the next couple of weeks. Even if you had maintenance conducted on it within the last six months, you need to schedule it again. Read on to find out why you need to have maintenance done on your heat pump this spring.

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How to Tell if Your Heat Pump is in Desperate Need of Replacement

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

heat-pump-unitSo you’ve had your heat pump for a number of years, and you’re relying on it yet again to get you through a cold winter. The system isn’t as on top of things as it used to be, but it’s still good for another season. At least, that what you hope. What happens, though, if your heat pump suddenly dies on you in the middle of the season? You probably don’t want to be left without a heating system during a cold month, so it’s a good idea to be very vigilant for signs that the system is in need of replacement.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Heat Pump Water Heater

Monday, September 12th, 2016

For much of the past few decades, the focus in the water heater industry has been on tank vs tankless. Both of these water heater types have their advantages, and both have their disadvantages. Now, though, the choice is no longer about one or the other. Read on to find out more about heat pump water heaters, and the advantages that they can offer you.

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Beware of These Ductless Problems

Monday, June 13th, 2016

As you rely on your ductless system to keep you cool this summer, you should be aware of some of the problems that it can run into. Time is of the essence when it comes to repairing climate control issues, so it’s a good idea to be familiar with some of the signs that your system is in trouble. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your ductless system needs repairs.

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Why Your Heat Pump Needs Bi-Annual Maintenance

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Summer is here, and if you haven’t scheduled preventive maintenance for your heat pump yet, now is the time to do it. Otherwise, you’re going to be setting yourself up for a whole range of problems down the line that could have otherwise been avoided. You may think that you don’t need to schedule heat pump maintenance now, because you had it done less than a year ago last fall. Sorry to say, that’s not good enough. Read on to find out why your heat pump needs bi-annual maintenance.

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When to Install a New Heat Pump

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Heat pumps have expiration dates, just like the rest of us. No matter how well you take care of your heat pump, there will come a time when it just can’t get you through another season. It’s important that you be able to identify the signs that your heat pump needs to be replaced. Otherwise, you may suddenly find yourself without climate control when it permanently breaks down on you. Read on for some of the signs that you need a new heat pump system.

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