Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Repair’

How Long Can a New Heat Pump Installation Last?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

heat-pumpsWhen it comes to HVAC in Trinity, FL, the heat pump is one of the best systems to install. A heat pump is a combination of an air conditioning system and heating system in one. As an air conditioner, it’s the match of any standard AC of the same size—and that’s terrific for handling the hot Florida summer weather. As a heater, it has much better energy efficiency than electric furnaces. A heat pump can struggle in extremely cold weather, but that’s never an issue here!

If you have a heat pump in your home, you’ll want to know how long you can expect it to run. There is no single answer that applies in all cases, but we can give you some benchmarks.

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A Few Common Heat Pump Troubles

Monday, November 25th, 2019

vent-registerHeat pumps seem like they were designed with Florida weather in mind. They’re powerful air conditioning systems that can deal with the hottest summer days in our tropical climate, and they can change into energy-efficient heaters that never experience efficiency troubles during the mild winters. Compared to using an AC and furnace, a heat pump is convenient and saves money.

We’re not saying heat pumps are perfect. It’s why we wrote this post: your heat pump may run into one or more of the following problems during the coming cooler days of winter. If you can’t locate a simple solution for a heat pump problem (such as somebody tampering with the thermostat settings—you know it happens), you need a Lutz, FL, HVAC contractor with the experience to repair it. We’re here to help whenever you need us 24-hours a day.

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How Can I Repair My Heat Pump on My Own?

Monday, March 4th, 2019

wrenchesThe answer depends on what you mean when you use the word “repair.”

If you mean, “Are there any quick checks or changes I can make to get the heat pump working if there’s only a minor glitch?”, then we have a few tips to help. You might find there’s a basic issue causing the heat pump’s problems, and you won’t need to call for a technician.

If you mean, “How can I open up the heat pump cabinet and use some tools to fix the system?”, then the answer is, “There are no repairs you can do—please do not try!” A heat pump malfunction that’s bigger than any of the simple issues we’ll discuss below can only be repaired by a licensed HVAC professional.

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A Few Misunderstandings About Heat Pumps

Monday, January 7th, 2019

air-conditioning-tool-bagWe’re big on heat pumps for home comfort! There are few options for cooling and heating a house in Wesley Chapel that are better than installing a heat pump. There are numerous great benefits from heat pumps, and here are just a few:

  • Heating and cooling in one unit
  • Reduced cost for heating compared to other electric heaters
  • Safe operation

But whether you already have a heat pump, or you are considering one for your next installation, we’d like you to know about some common misconceptions about them and clear them up. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have, and we can schedule fast service to repair a heat pump or schedule an installation. We always give honest answers and won’t try to upsell you on anything you don’t need.

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I Can’t Get My Heat Pump To, Well, Heat!

Monday, December 10th, 2018

man-keping-warmThe Tampa Bay winters are mild and often wonderful. But we can’t guarantee you’ll go through the whole season without needing to switch your heat pump over from cooling mode to heating mode. The reason to have a heat pump in the first place is to easily handle the occasional cool days without having to install a separate comfort system. You’ve got air conditioning and heating packed together in a single unit!

But what if you finally switch the heat pump into it’s heating mode, and the only air coming from the vents is either room temperature or cool? Something’s wrong, and we’re here to guide you through what it might be.

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