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Maintain Your Heat Pump as Spring Starts—No Matter the Weather

Monday, March 20th, 2017

service-reminder-watchAlthough Chicago had a far better week of later winter weather than the Northeast, which suffered under the chill and snowfall of Winter Storm Stella, we’re still experiencing temperatures that can dip down into the 20s during the nights and struggle to make it out of the 40s during the day. This isn’t a surprise for March: even though spring starts officially this week, Chicagoland must deal with cold spells through April and sometimes into May.

No matter the weather outside, however, this is the time of the year to consider your heat pump and its annual maintenance. This is both a preparation for the coming summer season and a way to close out the winter.

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Some Winter Behavior You May See from Your Heat Pump

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Heat pumps are becoming more popular with each year. Because of advances in the technology of heat pumps, they are more effective in colder weather than ever before, making them an option for places with often extremely chilly winters like Chicago.

This might be your first winter with a heat pump. You may have had one installed in spring or summer, or you may have moved into a new house that uses a heat pump. There is some behavior from a heat pump during the winter that you may not be used to and can lead you to believing that there’s a malfunction with it. Most of these behaviors actually aren’t problems. Here are the two most common:

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