If your house is equipped with a heat pump rather than a standard air conditioning cooling system, there are some things you will need to know to keep cool this summer. The heat pump operation is unique due to its ability to provide you warmth during the winter and cooling during those hot and sticky summer months in the Kansas City area. As summer …
Air filter choices for your forced-air cooling and heating systems can get confusing. With so many filters on the market, how do you decide? First, we’ll look at all the air filter choices. Second, you decide which one best fits your needs. Air Filter Choices While there are many different types of air filters, they all fall into several major categories. These …
While the spring and summer bring much-needed relief from the cold weather, they bring their own set of challenges. Keeping your home comfortable during the Kansas City area’s cooling season can result in high energy bills. Here are some spring energy-saving tips to help you keep your bills down.
When you talk with your HVAC technician about repairing or replacing parts of your one’s cooling and heating system, it’s important to have a basic understanding of some of the most common terms. Here’s what five of the most popular HVAC terms mean.
When trying to maximize the efficiency and performance of a residential HVAC system, most homeowners turn to the popular options first. Instead, they should consider geothermal HVAC systems, which can beat out most conventional systems in terms of performance and efficiency. Many homeowners are scared away from these systems based on a few common myths that surround them.
It’s not uncommon for your heat pump’s outside unit to occasionally ice over during the winter months. However, when frost and ice encapsulate the condenser/compressor, or icing becomes a regular occurrence, it’s probably a sign of a more serious problem.
If you have been on the fence about replacing your old A/C system, reduction of R-22 refrigerant supplies as a result of federal compliance with the Clean Air Act may persuade to consider moving up replacement on your priority list.
Heat pumps deliver greater energy efficiency than any boiler or furnace, delivering up to 400 percent heat energy per electricity consumed. However, heat-pump efficiency stops the moment the balance point is reached and emergency electric heating begins. How quickly this happens during cold weather is greatly affected by your home’s energy efficiency.
Your heat pump is an expensive piece of equipment that you rely upon for comfort throughout the year. Are you taking care of your unit? In order to ensure that yours is able to run as efficiently and effectively as possible, it’s imperative that your system receive the regular servicing and TLC that it requires.
The ductless mini split is a versatile, redesigned heat pump that offers all the benefits of heat-pump systems, plus practical cooling and heating solutions for add-ons, retrofits, bonus rooms and more.
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