Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

What’s the Difference Between Ductless & Ducted Heat Pumps?

Monday, March 11th, 2024

If you’re exploring your home heating and cooling options, we strongly recommend heat pumps. They’re ideal for providing extremely efficient heat in a climate with mild winters like ours, and they will also keep you cool and comfortable during our long summers. But even if you have already decided that a heat pump is the right choice for you, there’s another question that needs answering: should you get a ducted or ductless system?

There’s no one correct answer to this question. It depends on your home and your priorities. We can help you understand the considerations so you can better weigh your options. Here’s what you should know about the differences between ductless heat pump systems and a heat pump with ductwork.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch Modes?

Monday, August 14th, 2023

The best thing about a heat pump is its versatility. It’s not just an air conditioner. It can also keep your home cozy all winter! But if it gets stuck in a single mode, that versatility is lost.

And most of the year, in Alabama, a heat pump stuck in heating mode is a huge problem. If your heat pump keeps trying to heat your home and can’t switch to cooling, we can tell you exactly why and what can be done about it.

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Are Heat Pumps Suitable for Alabama’s Climate?

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

A quick bit of research about heat pumps can easily tell you that they’re excellent for providing cooling in any climate. What’s a little harder to determine is just how well they work at providing heating.

If you’re considering getting a heat pump in Alabama, you need to know precisely what to expect from it in our climate. Is it a reasonable choice? Will it provide all the heating you need? Here’s some specific information to help you form your own conclusions.

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4 Reasons To Opt For a Heat Pump System

Monday, January 30th, 2023

If you are due for an HVAC system upgrade then it may be a good idea to consider a heat pump. Heat pumps are made to keep your home comfortable throughout the years. The versatility and efficiency of these systems can make one a great fit for your home.

Before your jump into a heat pump installation in Pelham, AL, it makes sense that you’d want to know if this system is the right choice for you. We are happy to tell you about the reasons why heat pumps can be a great fit for nearly any house.

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Benefits of Ductless Mini Split Installation

Monday, September 17th, 2018

ductless-ACIn the market for a new heating (or air conditioning) system? Not sure which system to go with? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. It’s a pretty common problem for homeowners to become overwhelmed and discouraged by the task of sorting through the HVAC market to find the system that fits their needs the best. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through it alone!

We recommend consulting with a professional in person to find the best HVAC system for your home’s needs. While you’re waiting for your appointment, though, there’s no reason you can’t do some research on your own! Today, let’s go over some of the reasons why you might want to install a ductless mini split system in your home.

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Should I Install a Ductless System?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

ductless-ACThere are a lot of different options for both heating and air conditioning systems available on the market today. If you’re looking for a new one, you have a lot of research to do. Chances are, you can find several systems that will do well enough for your home’s needs. If you want to find the best one you can, though, you’re going to need to carefully consider the pros and cons of each option. Let’s take a look at ductless mini splits, and what one could do for your home this season.

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Is it a Bad Thing if My Heat Pump is Covered in Ice?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

heat-pump-repairThere are some symptoms that, when you notice them, should instantly that your system needs to be repaired. Some, however, are a bit trickier to diagnose at first glance. Heat pump ice, for example, could be nothing to worry about. Or, it could mean that your system is in dire need of repairs. If you see ice on the outdoor portion of your heat pump, and you’re not sure what to do about it, read on for more information.

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Why Your Heat Pump Isn’t Heating

Monday, November 27th, 2017

heat-pumpHeat pumps are just as prone to developing issues under the strain of winter use as any other heating system. This can manifest in a number of ways, but the most common is simply a loss of heating output. If your heat pump isn’t heating as well as it should be, there are a number of possible reasons why.

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Make Sure You Schedule Maintenance for Your Heat Pump This Fall

Monday, September 4th, 2017

heat-pump-technicianWe’ve got a couple of months yet before the weather starts to cool off. However, it’s not a good idea to wait until heating season to get your home ready for it. Specifically, it’s a good idea to have your heat pump professionally checked in the next couple of months. Even if you had maintenance done earlier in the year, it’s still a good idea to have it done again this fall. Have a look at some of the reasons why your heat pump needs maintenance more often.

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If Your Heat Pump is Doing This, Replace It

Monday, July 24th, 2017

heat-pump-technicianWith the hot summer sun beating down on the land, now is probably about the worst possible time for your heat pump to break down on you. If your heat pump isn’t up to the task of keeping your home cool and comfortable over the remaining summer months, you should probably replace it now. You also might want to replace your heat pump if it’s not efficiently cooling your home, even if it may not yet be in any danger of breaking down permanently. Have a look below for more info on when to replace your heat pump.

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