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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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Do I Need to Replace My Water Heater This Winter?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Getting up early during a cold, cold morning and taking a hot shower is a great feeling. What isn’t so great is getting up early during a cold, cold morning and taking an ice-cold shower. You probably don’t want to find yourself without hot water in the middle of winter, so it’s a good idea to make sure that your water heater is able to make it through another season without dying on you. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that you may need to replace your water heater before the winter is over.

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Consider Installing a Radiant Heating System This Fall

Monday, October 17th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new heating system this fall, you already know that you have a wide range of different options to choose from. Each of these systems has its own advantages to offer, and is suited to a different set of individual needs. It’s important that you be able to find the best heating system for your unique situation. So, be sure that you closely examine all the options. Let’s take a look at radiant heating, and what it can do for you this fall.

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The Problem with Heat Pump Ice

Monday, August 1st, 2016

If you notice ice forming on your heat pump this summer, you shouldn’t ignore it. Heat pump ice is not an indication that the system is cooling properly, though many homeowners seem to think that. Rather, it means that your heat pump is experiencing a problem which could cause the entire system to break down. Let’s take a look at why this happens, and what it can lead to.

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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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Should I Have a Sump Pump Installed?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Anyone who’s had to deal with water damage knows how much of a nightmare it can be to deal with. Even a small amount of water damage, if located in the right place, can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair. Now, if your whole house floods it’s probably due to circumstances beyond your control. If you have certain parts of your home that are prone to flooding, though, you might be able to prevent it from happening with a sump pump. Read on to find out more about the benefits of sump pumps.

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What Short Cycling Can Do to Your Furnace

Monday, December 7th, 2015

If you’ve noticed that your furnace is turning on and off every couple of minutes, that’s a sign of short cycling. Short cycling may seem like a minor issue, but it’s actually a huge threat to your system. If you want to preserve your furnace for as long as possible, you should call for repairs as soon as you recognize that your furnace is short cycling. Read on to find out how short cycling affects your system.

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The Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump This Fall

Monday, October 5th, 2015

As we move through the fall season, more people are going to start looking for new heating options before winter sets in. If you’re one of those people, you should consider installing a heat pump. Heat pumps offer a number of unique advantages over traditional heating systems. Let’s take a look at what a heat pump is, and how it can benefit you.

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