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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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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Start Heating?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

If you use a heat pump for your home comfort around the year, you rely on it switching over to heating mode when the first cold day of the late fall arrives. After all, that is what a heat pump is designed to do: smoothly change between running as an air conditioner and a heater.

But what if you turn the heat pump on in heating mode, only to find that there isn’t hot air coming from the vents? If the air is still cold, or it’s room temperature, then there may be something wrong with the heat pump that will require calling our HVAC professionals to fix it.

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