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Lots of heat pump articles here to help you learn more about heat pumps and heat pump systems. In addition to learning the basics of heat pumps you will also find informational articles to help you with troubleshooting heat pumps. We have several graphics, illustrations, photos that are all related to the subject matter and designed to help you learn. We do try to explain everything in a way that the average person can comprehend however, there is some technical terms we use that you should understand. If you are reading something and don’t understand it then use our search feature to search for the term we are discussing. Some of these terms are hyperlinked so all you have to do is click on the link and a new tab will open giving you the related page to help you understand the terms. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us through our contact page.

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Rheem Heat Pump Troubleshooting

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 system...

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Heat Pump Breaker Trips

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 trips. I want...

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Heat Pump Electric Backup Heating

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...

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Heat Pump Types | HVAC Heating

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 available....

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HVAC Tip - A thermocouple is commonly used in standing pilot gas furnaces and water heaters are technically referred to as a copple element and produces millivolts when heat is applied to the tip. This millivoltage is necessary to keep the pilot valve inside the gas valve open. If the pilot flame goes out, the thermocouple stops generating millivolts. Without the millivolts, the valve closes thus preventing gas from escaping when there is no flame. Thermocouples fail because of oxidation. It is recommended that you keep the pilot lit throughout the year to prevent excess oxidation. The thermocouple can be found in many different types of gas furnaces, gas logs, and gas water heaters. Learn How to Test a Thermocouple with a Multi-Meter