Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Don’t Forget About Your Heat Pump Tune-Up

Monday, March 27th, 2017

technician-condenser-unitIt is going to be a while before those of us here in Iowa are running our air conditioners with any regularity. It may be spring time, but our temperatures are still pretty chilly right now. That being said, if you use a heat pump, now is definitely a great time to start thinking about what it needs to make the transition in the summer season successfully.

Unlike a central air conditioner or a furnace, a heat pump really does not have much in the way of downtime throughout the year. Such is the price of both heating and cooling one’s home with one single system. Because of the heavy workload that heat pumps are tasked with, scheduling maintenance twice a year is a must. Be sure to let us handle your heat pump maintenance services in Des Moines, IA.

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What Is the Secret of the Heat Pump’s Efficiency?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

It’s not a very closely guarded secret, of course, but it is something that there is a lot of confusion about among homeowners. How is it that a heat pump can heat a home so efficiently? And when using electricity, nonetheless!

Well, heat pumps are incredibly efficient. That is undoubtedly the main reason why heat pumps in Des Moines, IA are becoming more and more common. Let us help you to better understand how they achieve this great efficiency.

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I’d Like to Use a Heat Pump for My Home, But I Don’t Understand How It Heats

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Many homeowners in our area enjoy the dual benefit a heat pump HVAC system offers: the ability to both heat and cool your home. It’s understandable how a heat pump cools because in cooling mode, it works just like an air conditioner. However, it can be hard to understand how the system heats. After all, it doesn’t generate heat like a furnace does. The experts at Schaal Heating and Cooling specialize in heat pump services, so let us take a moment to give you a basic overview of how a heat pump provides heat to your home during the winter months.

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