Thayer Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Why Won’t Your Heat Pump Actually Heat?

Monday, November 16th, 2020
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A heat pump is a convenient way to provide comfort to a home since it works as both a cooling and heating system. Changing between the two modes is as easy as adjusting the thermostat. Once colder weather starts in winter, you only need to set the thermostat to a higher temperature and the system will switch over without trouble to begin heating. 

Except—well, no heat pump can work 100% free of malfunctions, so you may find yourself in a situation where your heat pump isn’t changing into heating mode when you need it. It may still send cool air from the vents, or maybe it isn’t sending out air that’s warm enough. What’s wrong, and does this mean you need to call us for heating repair in Schertz, TX?

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Are Heat Pumps Viable Options for Our Climate?

Monday, December 16th, 2019
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When it’s time to replace part of your HVAC system, either the air conditioner or the heater, you have more options than to make a simple swap-out. You can take out both comfort systems and replace them with a single new installation, a heat pump.

If you know anything about heat pumps, it’s that they are capable of working as both cooling and heating systems. That’s a great benefit, but it also makes potential buyers cautious. Does a heat pump sacrifice some of its cooling power to also work as a heater? And since it resembles an air conditioning system, can it ever deliver enough heat to keep a home comfortable?

We’ll answer these questions below. (Spoilers: heat pumps work great at both heating and cooling for our climate!)

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