Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump’

Heat Pump FAQ: What’s Going on with My Heat Pump?

Monday, February 10th, 2020

heat-pumpHeat pumps are an alternative way to heat your home, without the use of air ducts or combustion furnaces. That being said, because they’re constructed as such complex pieces of machinery, their problems can be a little puzzling to a homeowner that isn’t well acquainted with the interior of the system.

For instance, when a gas furnace is having burner trouble, it can be easy for a homeowner to know what’s going on just because of the sound and smell that might come from the system. However, when a heat pump is having problems, the noises, smells, and problems that come from the system don’t always seem obvious from the get-go.

Today we’re going to go over some of the problems that could be coming up with your heat pump and discussing what you can do about them. Sometimes, that solution includes calling us for heat pump repair in Waukee, IA!

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Does My Heat Pump Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

temperature-guageThe heat pump really is a great HVAC system, which you are obviously aware of if you use one on your property. The ability to both cool your home and very efficiently heat it is a great benefit. Of course, as unique as the heat pump and its operation may be, there is one way in which it is just like any other HVAC system. It will eventually require repairs! Routine maintenance will keep them to a minimum, but you’ll run into trouble eventually.

If and when you do, you need to contact the professionals on our team right away. Prompt AC and/or heating repair in Ankeny, IA is always going to be in your best interest. The longer that you put off any necessary heat pump repairs, the worse off your system is likely to be. One problem that you may encounter is a refrigerant leak, and this is quite a doozy. If you do have a refrigerant leak, you could do serious damage to your heat pump by continuing to force it to run.

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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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