SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Do Heat Pumps Need More Repairs?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

stopwatchWe are big proponents of heat pumps around here. These systems really are incredible, providing homeowners with the ability to heat and cool their homes with just one effective, efficient system. These systems are also quite reliable, provided that they are installed and serviced by skilled, trained professionals. They are the same as any other heating or cooling system in this regard. Where they differ, of course, is that heat pumps don’t just operate during one season of the year.

Because of this, some homeowners worry that the wear and tear on the system is going to result in more frequent repairs than you would need with designated heating or air conditioning system. The real question shouldn’t be whether heat pumps need more repairs, though. It’s if they need more maintenance. And the answer to that is yes. Because one system is doing the heating and cooling, you’ll need a tune-up twice a year. 

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The Importance of Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance

Monday, February 26th, 2018

heat-pumpIt’s that time again, folks. Time to get your heat pump ready for the cooling season by scheduling your spring maintenance. Yes, we know that it’s still rather chilly most days.

But, summer is not as far off as you think. If you don’t get your heat pump ready to deal with the added demand of the cooling season, you’ll be taking a big risk as far as the chances of problems developing go. Read on to find out why bi-annual preventive maintenance is such an important part of making sure that your heat pump stays in good shape at all times.

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Why is My Heat Pump Not Heating?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Air-FilterIf there’s one time that you don’t want your heat pump to fail on the job, it’s in the middle of record low temperatures. Still, for some of us that’s exactly what has or will happen this winter. If your heat pump isn’t actually heating your home properly, it might be for a number of different reasons.

All of them are going to require professional services to fix, so you should probably call for repairs right now if you suspect that there is something wrong with the system. While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, let’s have a look at some of the specific reasons why your heat pump might be malfunctioning.

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The Advantages of Installing a Ductless Mini Split

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

ductless-mini-splitThere are a ton of different heating options available on the market today. Each is suited to a number of different situations, none is suited to every situation. If you are in the market for a new heating system this fall, it’s important that you make sure that you examine all the options before making a decision. You want to find the best heating solution for your needs, after all. Have a look at ductless mini split systems, how they work, and the advantages that one could offer you if you were to install one this fall.

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Heat Pump Issues to Be Aware of

Monday, September 25th, 2017

heat-pump-repairWe’re finally getting to the end of summer, which is great news for people sick of hot days. If you’re using a heat pump as your sole method of climate control, however, you still need to keep an eye out for any issues that might arise with the system.

Since you’re probably going to be using your heat pump throughout the heating season as well, you need to remember to keep an eye out for any issues that may develop. Let’s go over some of the more common heat pump problems you should be aware of as a result of strain put on the system.

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When to Install a New Heat Pump

Monday, June 5th, 2017

heat-pump-cashAs the weather continues to heat up, you’re going to start to rely on your heat pump more often to keep cool during the day. If your system is not up to the task of keeping you cool through another summer, though, it’s a good idea to replace it now. You don’t want your system to die on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year. If you’re not sure whether or not it would be a good idea to replace your heat pump system, have a look at some of the tips below.

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Could I Benefit From Installing a Heat Pump?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Spring is a time of change in many ways, including for HVAC systems. Many homeowners schedule preventive maintenance during this time of year, or they replace their systems entirely. If you’re in the market for a new cooling system before the summer, you might want to have a look at the benefits a heat pump has to offer. It might be just the thing you need to keep comfortable, not only during the summer, but in winter as well.  

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Heat Pump Noises That Indicate a Problem

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Winter is one of the more stressful times of year for heat pumps, which makes it more likely that problems will develop with them. If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you need to be keenly aware of any symptoms that indicate a problem with your system. One of the easiest ways to do that is by listening for any strange noises that come from the heat pump during operation.

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Winter Heat Pump Problems You Should Know

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Heat pumps are more likely to develop problems during the winter, when the daily demand on them is high. More demand means more wear on the system, which means a greater chance for problems to occur over time. If and when one of these problems occurs in your heat pump, it’s in your best interest to have it fixed as soon as possible. Let’s go over some of the ways that you can identify if your heat pump has a problem that needs fixing.

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When to Replace Your Heat Pump

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

If you take really good care of your heat pump, you can probably get it to last well over a decade. No matter how well you look after your heat pump, though, you will eventually have to install a new one. It’s best that you be able to recognize when you need a new heat pump, so that you aren’t surprised by it suddenly dying on you. Let’s take a look at some of the indications that you need to replace your heat pump.

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