Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

What Parts Make a Heat Pump Different From an AC?

Monday, August 7th, 2023

You know that heat pumps and central air conditioners are different, but they also work very similarly, too. So what’s the difference between the two systems anyway? There are a few key components that set a heat pump apart from more traditional central air conditioners. 

You can keep reading to learn more about how heat pumps are different from other air conditioners. Then, give our team a call when you need to schedule service because of any heat pump problems. We are always here to help, even if you just need questions answered.

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Will a Heat Pump Work Well in Our Climate?

Monday, June 12th, 2023

If you’re shopping around for a new air conditioner or heater this summer, you may be considering a heat pump. Since it’s an all-in-one system, it offers a wide variety of benefits. But many homeowners wonder if heat pumps are beneficial for the climate where we live. Is a heat pump worth it?

The short answer is yes, with one key consideration. You can keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons of having a heat pump up north. Then, give our team a call for your in-home assessment and to talk about your heat pump options.

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4 Cold Weather Heat Pump Problems and Their Solutions

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Closeup of screws, nuts and spanner isolated on white backgroundFall is coming to a close and soon we’ll be in the midst of truly cold temperatures here in Utah. The last thing you want to happen is for your heating system to give out during this time. If you have a heat pump in Layton, UT you have a system that relies on the heat from outdoors to warm your home. This is a reliable system, but if your heat pump needs repairs or replacement, you might run into the issues listed below.

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Is a Heat Pump Worth Your Investment?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

floor mounted heat pump systemWith summer slowly but surely coming to an end in another month or so, your air conditioner has put in a lot of work. So, what if you noticed it wasn’t quite performing as well as you think it should, or as efficiently as it once did? It’s possible you need a repair, but if you have an aging system and you’ve already had numerous repairs, you may instead be considering a replacement.

What sort of cooling system do you have now? A traditional central air conditioner? If so, you may think your only option for an AC upgrade is to a newer model of the system you have now. There’s nothing wrong with getting another central system, however this is certainly not the only choice you have. Read on!

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How is a Heat Pump Different from a Standard Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Many homeowners throughout the country are choosing heat pumps as an alternative to a central air conditioning system, and a furnace. A heat pump functions as an air conditioner, in that it evaporates and condenses refrigerant to move heat from inside your home to the outside. However it can also switch the function of its two sets of coils in order to move heat into the home. This means that it functions as both and air conditioner and a heater, for optimum year-round comfort.

While a heat pump does work in the same fashion as an air conditioner—it has indoor and outdoor coils, a compressor, a thermostatic expansion valve, condensate drains, and fans—it has very specific components that help it function as a heater. Keep reading to learn more about the parts of a heat pump that makes it different from a standard air conditioning system.

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Are You Having Any of These Heat Pump Issues?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

As summer draws nearer and you start to rely on your heat pump cooling system more often, the wear and tear on the system is going to increase. The more wear and tear there is, the more likely it will be that your heat pump will develop problems, particularly since it is an appliance you use year-round.

In order to keep your heat pump in the best condition, it’s important to be able to identify problems as quickly as possible so you can have them repaired. Below, we’ve covered some of the most common heat pump problems that you should keep an eye out for.

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Ductless Issues to Be Aware of This Winter

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Winter is one of the most stressful times of year for ductless systems. They are used on a daily basis to warm homes, which dramatically increases the strain on the system. This makes winter the time of year when ductless systems are most likely to either develop new problems or have old ones exacerbated. If you’re using a ductless system to keep warm this winter, you should be aware of the symptoms of a need for repairs. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your ductless system is having issues.

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Common Heat Pump Problems

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Heat pumps develop the occasional problem, just like any other system. The chances of a problem developing increase during the winter, however, as the heat pump is used more often. If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you should be aware of some common problems that may crop up with your system. Read on to find out more about problems that your heat pump may run into, and when to call for repairs.

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Should I Replace My Heat Pump?

Monday, January 11th, 2016

A heat pump can last a good long time, as long as you take proper care of it. No matter how well you take care of it, though, it will not last forever. There will eventually come a point when your heat pump will break down for good. Since you don’t want that to happen at an inopportune time (like winter) it is a good idea to know the signs that you need a new heat pump. Read on for an outline of some of the signs that you need a heat pump.

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Is Ductless Heating a Good Option for Me?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Heating season is here, and for some of us that means it’s time to install a new home heating system. If you’re one of those people in the market for a new heater, you should take a look at ductless heating. Ductless heating systems have a number of unique advantages, which we’ll examine below. Read on to find out if ductless heating is a good option for you this fall.

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