Premier Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

The Parts That Make a Heat Pump Difference From a Standard AC

Monday, August 16th, 2021
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A heat pump is an excellent alternative to the standard HVAC setup of an air conditioner and a furnace. In operation, a heat pump resembles a central air conditioning system. Most of the components are the same: an outdoor cabinet with a compressor, fan, and refrigerant coil, and an indoor unit with an evaporator coil and air handler. The compressor places refrigerant under pressure so it circulates between the two sets of coils to carry out heat exchange.

A heat pump has several different components in it that allow it to work as a heating system in addition to a cooling system:

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A Heat Pump That Won’t Heat: What’s Going On?

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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A heat pump is one of the easiest HVAC systems to control. When you want to change from cooling mode to heating mode, all you have to do is set the thermostat temperature lower than the current temperature of the house. This signals the heat pump to change the direction it circulates its refrigerant, and this switches it over to begin moving heat into the house. The heat pump doesn’t operate much differently in the two modes (it’s still evaporating refrigerant in one coil and condensing it in the other), so it’s an easy change to make.

Except right now, for some reason, that change hasn’t happened for your house, even though it’s the season for it. If you have a heat pump that isn’t sending out heat or is actually sending out cold air, you may have a problem that requires heating repairs in McDonough, GA. Let’s take a closer look at the possible causes.

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Is a Heat Pump a Good Option for Your Home?

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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If you know about heat pumps, you probably know that they work as both heating and cooling systems. That sounds like a terrific advantage for a home: having all the comfort needs for the year contained in a single package rather than using a separate air conditioner and furnace. But if heat pumps were always the best choice, they would be in every home by now.

The truth is that—as with so many other home installations—there is no single right unit for all situations. A heat pump may be the perfect new system to install in your home this fall as you prepare for the change in seasons. Or there may be other options that would work better in terms of capacity and efficiency. We’ll look deeper into the question of “to heat pump or not to heat pump.”

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What Are the Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning?

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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If you look around at our air conditioning services for Conyers, GA the rest of South Metro Atlanta, you’ll see ductless systems. Also called a ductless mini split heat pump, this is a type of HVAC installation that, well, does what the name says: it works at providing comfort without the need for ducts.

The standard for central AC for decades has been a split system air conditioner that attaches to a ventilation network of ducts that travels between walls and through the attic to reach the rooms. Ductless systems can deliver comfort around a house without a single foot of ductwork.

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