Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

How Do Heat Pumps Heat?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

money-chimneyThe word “heater” means different things to different people. Yes, you’re always talking about a system that is used to warm someone’s home up in the winter season. There are a lot of different kinds of heaters out there, though. They also heat homes in a lot of different ways. The heat pump is certainly one of the most unique heating systems out there, and it is also one of the most beneficial. If you’re not familiar with heat pumps, this is the post for you!

If you’re curious as to what makes the heat pump so unique, here’s a little tease. The heat pump does more than just heat your home. It can also:

  1. Make you breakfast.
  2. Drive the kids to school.
  3. Cool your home.

Wondering which is the correct answer? Well then, you’ll have to keep reading!

Okay, it’s 3. Cool your home. But keep reading anyway.

We have a lot of good information to share with you, and you may decide that a heat pump is just what you’ve been looking for.

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Common Heat Pump Repairs in Winter

Monday, January 15th, 2018

cold-man-thermostat-handsA heat pump system is a single system that provides both heating and cooling. It’s convenient, but it means you use it quite a bit. At any time of year, problems can come up with a heat pump. But homeowners in our area are often more surprised when issues come up in the winter.

We tend to use our air conditioners for longer than we use our heaters in this part of the country. But if you have a heat pump, it doesn’t matter which setting you use the most often—problems are bound to come up at some point. Cold weather can take a toll on the heat pump, but so can general wear and tear! Here are some of the most common problems we come across.

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What’s the Difference between a Heat Pump and Other Heating Systems?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Thermostat DialA heat pump can keep you just as comfortable as other heating systems, but there are some major ways a heat pump’s operation differs. A gas furnace is the most popular heating system in the US, but a heat pump bears little resemblance to these systems aside from its use of a blower fan and the ducts and vents in your home.

Heat pumps actually look a lot like an air conditioner, and you’ll learn more about why this is in the guide below. As it turns out, heat pumps are cooling and heating systems—and highly efficient ones too.

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A Heat Pump Owner’s Guide: What You Should Know

Monday, November 28th, 2016

We strongly recommend heat pumps to homeowners looking for a new whole-house comfort system to keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It’s actually an air conditioner with the ability to heat, which is why it’s perfect for a climate like ours. And it operates very efficiently due to the heat exchange process that transfers heat from one place to another.

But because these systems are still not as popular as other types of heating and cooling systems, you may feel unsure of how to keep your heat pump running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Here are our recommendations for maintaining your heat pump throughout the year.

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Is a Heat Pump the Perfect Home Comfort System for Your Home?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

When you need a new heating and air conditioning system, take the time to do some research first. You’ll have these systems for the next 10-20 years, with excellent care and maintenance, and you want it to be something that will keep you comfortable and save you money. A heat pump may be just the system for your home.

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Get a System that Heats and Cools Your Whole Home

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Heating systems and cooling systems are usually two completely separate units. They may have been installed at the same time. They are likely controlled with the same thermostat. They could even use the same fan to suck in air and move it throughout your home. However, the standard setup still consists of two different units: the furnace and the air conditioner.

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Could a Heat Pump Replace Your Current Heater?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

The most common heater found in homes in the U.S. is the natural gas furnace. This is a reliable heating system that provides whole-home comfort and can operate very efficiently if it’s professionally installed and maintained. However, in an area like ours, it might seem almost unnecessary to have a heating and cooling system that are separate from one another, especially there is an efficient option available that is both a heater and an air conditioner: the heat pump.

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How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Heat pumps are becoming more and more popular across the country, yet few homeowners are aware of the process that allows a single machine to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps use refrigeration for the heating process and for the cooling process. But isn’t refrigeration a term used only for cooling a space? How can this same process work for heating your home?

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Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner with a Heat Pump?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

When your air conditioner finally breaks down, the situation can seem stressful. But you can also see it as an opportunity to select a more energy efficient system for new installation. One of the most powerful and efficient cooling and heating systems available is the heat pump. A heat pump is a highly effective system for total home comfort; here’s why you should choose a heat pump for AC replacement.

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