G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump’

Could You Benefit From a Heat Pump This Summer?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

technician-at-doorSpring has certainly sprung, which means that summer is well on its way. Of course, preparing for summer is more than just stocking up on sunscreen, opening up your pool, and locating the best ice cream shops in town. And as fun as those things are, it is also important to remember that preparing for summer means making sure your home is set up to be as comfortable and efficient as possible. So, if you are in the market for a new cooling system, you might do well to consider a heat pump.

Heat pumps are efficient, effective, and great for providing year-round comfort. You can eliminate the need for both a heater and an air conditioner simply by making the switch to a heat pump, making them a convenient and popular choice amongst homeowners. In fact, there are many benefits of installing a heat pump in your home, and below we’ve listed a few of them. 

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How a Heat Pump Can Benefit You

Monday, February 11th, 2019

woman-operating-systemIf you’ve found yourself in the market for a new heater this winter, consider a heat pump! A heat pump works as a singular alternative to the traditional heater and air conditioner combination, allowing for year-round comfort with just one system. Homeowners across the country are making the switch, recognizing the heat pump for its many benefits.

Of course, only an experienced and well-qualified HVAC professional can determine which heating system will best meet your home’s specific needs, as heat pumps are not suitable for every home. Be sure to contact a heating and cooling professional before you make any final decisions. In this weeks post, we will be outlining some of the advantages that a heat pump has to offer. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Why Did My Heat Pump Freeze Up?

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Winter weather can be plenty cold here in the Pacific Northwest. That being said, we don’t really deal with the subzero temperatures or icy tundra conditions that other states in the union do. So why is it that your heat pump in Lake Stevens froze up when last you were using it to heat your home on a very chilly night?

The development of ice on a heat pump is definitely an alarming situation for homeowners new to the phenomenon. However, it is not exactly an uncommon occurrence. In fact, icing up is something that your heat pump manufacturer has already taken into account!

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Heat Pump FAQ: Isn’t Electric Heating Expensive?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Electric resistance heating is certainly nothing new. Many homeowners use electric space heaters to warm a single room — while paying careful attention to safe usage practices, we hope — while whole homes may be heated with electric furnaces or electric radiant heating. Now, electric resistance heating is 100% efficient in that no thermal energy is wasted to flue gases or incomplete combustion. However, the relatively high price of electricity still means that electric heating will usually cost more than using a gas heater.

So why all the buzz around heat pumps? Well, heat pumps are incredibly efficient. However, they also operate affordably. In order to better understand how a heat pump is able to perform this balancing act, you must understand how it is that a heat pump generates heat. Here’s a hint: it doesn’t.

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Why Does a Heat Pump Need Refrigerant?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

If you’re familiar with the term “refrigerant,” then you probably associate it with air conditioning. After all, it is the evaporation of refrigerant in the evaporator coil that allows your air conditioner to remove heat from the air in your home. However, refrigerant is also integral to the heating process if you heat your home with a heat pump, as many homeowners in this area do.

The easiest way to explain the way in which a heat pump operates in its heating mode is to describe it as an air conditioner in reverse. Allow us to explain in a bit more detail below. First, let us remind you that we are here to handle any heating services that you may need in Lake Stevens, WA.

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Why Is There Ice on My Heat Pump?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The last thing that you want to see on your heating system is ice, right? Well, the development of ice on a heat pump in the winter is actually not as serious of a problem as you may think it is. It is also not at all uncommon.

In fact, heat pumps feature a defrost cycle in order to deal with this very situation. Even so, very frequent development of ice on the system, or ice that encases the entire outdoor unit, can indicate more serious issues. Read on to learn a bit more about ice on your heat pump in North Seattle, WA, and when you should be concerned.

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Consider Replacing Your Heater with a Heat Pump

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Just because winters in our area are not as severe as in the Northeast or a place line Minnesota doesn’t mean that you can overlook the importance of your heating system. It does mean, however, that a heat pump is a great option to consider. Moderate climates such as ours are actually ideal for the use of heat pump technology.

Think back to the previous heating season? Were you completely satisfied with the performance of your heater? Did it function both reliably and efficiently? If not, a replacement may be in order. If so, consider replacing your existing system with a heat pump in Everett, WA.

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Some Pros and Cons of Forced Air Heating

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Forced air heating systems are very common, with the furnace ranking as probably the most popular of all home heating systems (though the heat pump is also very popular in our geographic region). While there are a lot of benefits that you’ll enjoy when using a furnace or a heat pump in Everett, WA, there are also a few cons to using forced air heating systems.

Don’t let this dissuade you immediately, though, as every heater has its own unique pros and cons. Read on, and let us know if you are ready to schedule heating services of any kind.

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Need a New AC? Have You Considered a Heat Pump?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Okay, we are officially in the summer season. That means that now is the time to really get on that air conditioning installation or replacement project that you’ve been putting off. Waiting any longer to get your new air conditioner in place could result in some pretty serious discomfort over the coming weeks and months. Whether investing in a brand new air conditioner for a brand new home, or you just want to replace an old, ailing, or broken down air conditioner on your property, you should give some serious thought to the use of a heat pump in Everett, WA. Read on to learn more.

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Does My Heat Pump Need Repairs?

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

A lot of people in this area choose to use heat pumps in order to keep their properties comfortable throughout the year. The fact that a heat pump can both heat and cool a home is, of course, a major benefit. Using one system to achieve year round comfort may sound too good to be true, but the heat pump makes this luxury a very viable option. Plus, our relatively mild winter weather leaves us perfectly situation for heat pump use. Like any other HVAC system, of course, your heat pump will run into operational problems from time to time. If you have any reason at all to believe that you require heat pump repairs in Everett, WA, contact us immediately. G & S Heating Cooling & Electric will get your system back on track promptly.

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