Heat Pump Operations
Summer Cooling & Winter Heating
Heat pumps are electrical devices that absorb heat from one place and transfer it to another. They use a compressor to pump refrigerant from one heat exchanger coil to another. Depending on whether you need heating or cooling, one of the coils evaporates refrigerant at a low pressure/temperature and in turn absorbs heat from the surrounding airflow. If you need air conditioning, your indoor coil absorbs heat and discharges it outside. If you need heating, your outdoor coil absorbs heat and discharges it inside.
Are Heat Pumps Efficient?
Do you really save money with a heat pump?
When it comes to energy consumption heat pumps are considered to be efficient because they use electricity to power the compressor which uses refrigerant to generate the heat transfer whereas more traditional heating systems use a combination of carbon-based products and electricity to generate the same heat transfer. Keep in mind that they are only considered to be more efficient when you look at your local outdoor ambient temperature as well as your local electricity costs.
Emergency Furnace Repair
Fast & Reliable
Winters in Canada and the United States can be brutal, so if your furnace or heating system fails and you need it back up and running quickly, you can count on us to find you fast, efficient and cost-conscious contractors. Call Phyxter when you need a local service business most!
Heat Pump Repair
Do you have a heat pump emergency?
You could be having a number of issues with your heat pump. In order to determine if you need to call a heat pump service technician, you should ensure that your heat pump is having one of the following problems: the heat pump won’t turn on, the heat pump is producing off-temperature air, the breaker keeps tripping, the heat pump blower doesn’t seem to run, the heat pump is making an abnormal noise, or the system is cycling too short or too long. If you are having one of these problems call us immediately so we can quickly find you a highly rated HVAC contractor.
HEAT PUMP FAQ
Heat pumps are designed for both heating and cooling, so naturally, they will be running year-round. When mechanical equipment runs this much it's important to ensure that proper operations by keeping the coils clean and the electrical connections tight. Perform spring and fall maintenance on your heat pump system will not only increase the life of the equipment but it will also decrease your energy bills by improving the system's efficiency.
Heat pumps need to be specifically sized for each home according to industry calculations. If you have a heat pump installed that is the wrong size, your system may never be able to effectively heat or cool your home. If the unit is oversized the system will burst heating or cooling into your home causing drafts to trick the thermostat into believing the temperature setting is satisfied. If your heat pump is undersized it won't be able to generate enough heating or cooling for your space and will run continuously and still not get your home to the required temperature.
Heat pumps are designed for both heating and cooling, so naturally, they will be running year-round. When mechanical equipment runs this much, it's important to ensure that it operates properly by keeping the coils clean and the electrical connections tight. Perform spring and fall maintenance on your heat pump system will not only increase the life of the equipment but it will also decrease your energy bills by improving the system's efficiency.
When your heat pump freezes up try running the fan. the blowing air will usually thaw the system in around an hour. If it's extremely cold outside try setting the fan to exhaust. This may not solve the problem but it is a great start. When your highly-rated contractor shows up to fix the problem they will be able to get the job done significantly quicker...saving you money! Call us today to get connected to an experienced and trusted HVAC contractor.
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