Archive for December, 2015

Heat Pump Issues to Be Aware of This Winter

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Heat pumps have a lot of advantages over other traditional heating systems, thanks to their unique construction. However, they also have to deal with a lot of problems that other heating systems don’t, and for the same reason. If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you should be aware of these issues. Read on to find out more about common heat pump problems, and when to call for repairs. (more…)

Listen for These Strange Furnace Noises

Monday, December 21st, 2015

If you ever hear strange noises coming from your furnace, do not ignore them! They may seem like harmless quirks, but they actually often indicate an issue with the system that needs to be addressed. If you ignore odd furnace noises, you may be opening yourself up to much bigger problems down the road. Let’s take a look at some odd furnace noises, and the problems they might indicate. (more…)

Keep an Eye Out for Heat Pump Ice This Winter

Monday, December 14th, 2015

If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you will probably notice ice forming on the outside unit at some point. Ice on the outside coil isn’t normally a problem, and is actually quite common. However, you should still keep an eye on it in case it starts to get out of control. Read on to find out more about heat pump ice and the effects it has on the system. (more…)

The Danger of Furnace Short Cycling

Monday, December 7th, 2015

As you use your furnace to stay warm this winter, you need to keep an eye out for any problems that can occur due to the increased stress on the system. One of the most dangerous problems a furnace can be afflicted with is short cycling. It is important that you know where short cycling comes from, and the damage it can cause, so that you know when to call for repairs. Read on for an outline of the dangers presented by short cycling. (more…)