Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pumps’

Maintenance Tips to Prevent Heat Pump Repairs

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Did you know that heat pump repairs are nearly completely avoidable? When you complete heat pump maintenance steps every month and invest in professional care, you can avoid many common heat pump problems.

You can keep reading to learn more about maintenance steps that can help your heat pump operate at its best all year round. Then give our team a call to schedule your annual maintenance appointment as a way of preventing the need for heat pump repair in Skokie.

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4 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Monday, September 18th, 2023

The best way to stay ahead of a heat pump right now is to identify the early signs that something is wrong. The only way to do that is to know which signs to look for. Something unusual may happen with the heat pump that leaves you wondering, was that OK, or is something wrong?

If you have any heat pump problems, including a heat pump that won’t turn on in heat mode, our team can help. Keep reading to learn more about common signs that your heat pump is having problems staying on so you can stay ahead of potential problems. 

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Is a Heat Pump a Good Investment?

Monday, November 16th, 2020

With that familiar chill in the air, many homeowners are starting to turn their attention away from air conditioning to their heating systems. Is yours in good shape? If not, you may be considering the installation of a new heater. There are a number of options to choose from! This includes the versatile heat pump system.

Heat pumps are great HVAC units for many reasons. First off, they’re year-round. So if you have an aging heater and an aging air conditioner, this could be the ideal replacement for you. Imagine buying just one system for your home comfort needs all year, instead of two separate systems. Read on as we uncover just why a heat pump may be a good investment for your home.

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When Heat Pump Ice Is a Problem

Monday, December 14th, 2015

If you’re using a heat pump to keep your home warm this winter, you may notice ice building up on the outside coil of your system. If you do, don’t be alarmed. Heat pump ice is to be expected during especially cold days, and is not automatically a problem. However, it may become an issue if other parts of your heat pump stop working correctly. Let’s take a look at where heat pump ice comes from, and why you should keep an eye on it.

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Ductless Problems to Be Aware of This Fall

Monday, October 12th, 2015

As we get deeper into the heating season, you are going to start relying on your heating system more and more. No matter what heating system you have, you need to be aware of the different issues that can affect it over time. If you have a ductless heating system installed in your home, keep an eye out for signs of different problems. Let’s go over a couple of those problems now, and the symptoms that they cause.

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How Geothermal Cooling Systems Work

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Geothermal heat pumps are often cited as some of the most energy-efficient climate control systems on the market. Though we have recommended them in many cases on this blog, we haven’t really gotten into how they work in a while. In order to understand just how energy efficient geothermal systems are, it helps to understand how they actually work. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how geothermal systems operate.

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Using a Geothermal Heat Pump for Cooling

Monday, July 27th, 2015

We’ve posted a lot about the advantages of using a heat pump to cool your home. While a heat pump is one of the best options for home climate control, there is not just one type of heat pump. One of the types that are not discussed as frequently are geothermal heat pumps. These are one of the best heat pump types for actually cooling your home, and are among the most energy efficient climate control systems in existence. Let’s take a closer look at how using a geothermal system can benefit you.

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3 Ways Heat Pump Installation Can Benefit You

Monday, April 6th, 2015

As we move out of the winter season and into spring, people are starting to think less about their heating systems and more about their air conditioners. While it is totally understandable to become more focused on staying cool as the days get warmer, there is a way to address both heating and cooling concerns at once: installing a heat pump in your home. Let’s have a look at 3 of the ways that installing a heat pump can benefit you.

Heating and Cooling Modes

All heat pumps are capable of working in both heating and cooling modes. This is due to the way they operate, which involves evaporating and condensing refrigerant to move heat from one place to another. In heating mode, the heat pump will absorb thermal energy from the outside air and bring it inside to heat the home. In cooling mode, the heat pump reverses the flow of refrigerant to absorb heat from inside and release it outside. By installing a heat pump, you are saving thousands of dollars that would otherwise be spent on separate heating and cooling systems.

Energy Savings

Because a heat pump simply moves preexisting heat from one space to another, it has no need to burn any sort of fuel. This makes it one of the most energy-efficient heating systems on the market. A heat pump will pay for itself in savings within a few years of installation, after which any money saved on your heating bill goes directly into your pocket. If you’re looking for a way to lower your home’s operating costs, a heat pump is a great option.

Going “Green”

Any combustion-based system, especially one that uses natural gas, is going to create a number of byproducts that are then vented into the atmosphere during operation. These include the deadly gas carbon monoxide. A heat pump does not produce any of these gases, making it safe both for you and the environment.

If you would like to know more about heat pumps, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We provide heat pump services throughout Chicago, IL.


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