Heat Pumps Category Index
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Why is my Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air? | Richard, love your website!! I used a few months ago to install a new thermostat and you cleared some things up with the thermostat wiring colors I had problems trying to figure out. Thanks!! Now I just turned on my...read more
Energy Star Heat Pumps | People sometimes ask us what is the difference between a heat pump that is labeled with an Energy Star logo and one that is not labeled with an Energy Star logo. What is the benefit to me for purchasing a heat pump with an Energy...read more
Honeywell Heat Pump Thermostat Troubleshooting. Hello Richard! We have a Honeywell VisionPro (8000) thermostat with a Carrier heat pump that has two-stages for heating and cooling. We are having problems with the staging of the system, especially in...
Rheem Heat Pump Troubleshooting - Richard, I have a Rheem heat pump and it seems like we have the same problems with it every year. We call the HVAC guy out to get it going again but it seems the following year it is the same thing over again. He fills the...read more
Heat Pump Leaking Refrigerant Question - I get this question a lot from both my customers and my site visitors. They tell me every year a technician comes out and pump a few pounds of refrigerant into their unit and its good again for another year. A...
Heat Pump Breaker Trips - Richard, my breaker keeps tripping for my heat pump. It seems to be a nuisance trip on occasion and it usually happens at the most inopportune time. I am wondering what you think could be the problem to prevent these nuisance...read more
Heat Pump Troubleshooting Advice. When you have a problem with your heat pump you want to check the basics. Anything beyond that you really need to call in a professional to troubleshoot the heat pump. The heat pump or any type of electrical mechanical...read more
This Goodman 13 SEER Heat Pump condensing unit is a new installation. The inside Goodman air handler attached to the heat pump condenser via line set was also replaced. It was replaced with this new Goodman heat pump. It's not a good idea to put a new high SEER air...read more
Heat Pump Frost Ice Buildup. Hi. I noticed that one of my outside heat pump condensing units was laboring throughout the night. This morning I found ice frost buildup on the heat pump condenser fins. I live in Tucson, Az. It has been colder than normal (below...read more
Heat Pump Sequence of Operation - Every electrical-mechanical piece of equipment has a sequence of operation. While some manufacturers of heat pumps vary slightly with their heat pump sequence of operation the overall sequence of operation for a heat pump is the same...read more
Goodman Heat Pump Condenser Flood Protection - This heat pump condensing unit has been installed on the platform. The area where this air conditioning condenser is located is prone to flooding. The platform raises the heat pump condenser at least one foot above the...read more
Heating with Heat Pumps | HVAC Systems - There are some people who say that heat pump heat is not as warm as other types of heat. Heating sources such as a hot water boiler or even a steam boiler. Even the forced air gas furnace gets more credit for providing better...read more
Air Source Versus Geothermal Heat Pump Heating Systems . A heat pump is an electric cooling and heating system. It is used to compress and decompress gas to heat or cool a house. This mechanical device pumps heat from a cooler to a warmer location. It can extract heat...read more
How Heat Pumps Work. Heat Pumps can be a very economical way of heating and cooling your dwelling. It depends on geographical location and the cost of electricity in your area. The volatile costs of natural gas, propane, and oil have enabled these conditions....
Heat Pump Problems | HVAC Heating & Cooling - Heat Pumps are very popular especially in the South where air source heat pumps are mostly favored over straight air conditioners with a gas furnace for heating. With a heat pump, one system can provide heating and...read more
Geothermal heat pumps use groundwater or water circulated through pipes to exchange heat with the earth. Geothermal, versus air source heat pump systems, use the earth's natural temperature to exchange heat and provide heating and cooling. The temperature...read more
Heat Pump Systems - There are different types of Heat Pumps in use in both the commercial HVAC heat pump markets and the residential HVAC heat pump markets. The two main types of heat pumps are the air source heat pumps and the water source heat pumps (or...read more
Heat Pump Electric Backup Heating Basics. There are different types of electric heating available in homes. Probably the most common use for electric heat other than portable electric heating units is electric heat strips. Electric heat strips used for backup heat in...read more
Converting an Air Conditioner to a Heat Pump Can I convert my air conditioner to a heat pump? Yes you can do this if you: I get this question a lot in my emails and wanted to address it. The time and materials it would take to change an air conditioner into a heat...read more
Basic Heat Pump Maintenance - A good heat pump maintenance plan will include a thorough check of the refrigeration system, the electrical system, the heat pump controls, and the air filter system of the heat pump. Heat pump maintenance is as important as...read more
Heat Pump Components - Heat Pumps are similar to air conditioners with a few extra components. Components added to allow the heat pump to offer both heating and cooling. The two major differences between a heat pump and an air conditioner are the controls and the...read more
Heat Pump Types - There are different types of heat pumps available on the market today. A heat pump is an air conditioning unit that cools when the temperature is hot and heats when it is cold. There are many different types of these heat pump systems...read more