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

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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Do I Need a New Ductless System?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

ductless-ACAssuming you take good care of your ductless system, you can get quite a few years of use out of it. No amount of care will get your ductless system to last forever, though. Sooner or later, you are going to have to replace your ductless system. It’s better to be familiar with the signs that your ductless system is failing, so that you can have it replaced as soon as possible. You don’t want to have the system suddenly fail on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year. Have a look at some of the most common indications that your ductless system needs to be replaced.

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The Single Most Important Thing You can do for Your Heat Pump

Monday, June 26th, 2017

heat-pumpWith the summer heat already baking the countryside, you’re probably using your heat pump on a fairly regular basis to keep cool. All that added demand over the next few months is going to increase the amount of wear and tear on your heat pump significantly. If you want to keep the system healthy, and lower the chances of it developing problems by a pretty significant amount, there is one major step you can take to prepare for summer: preventive maintenance. Just scheduling maintenance consistently every year can cut your repair costs significantly, and extend the effective lifespan of the system.

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Why Now is a Great Time to Install a New Heat Pump

Monday, May 1st, 2017

heat-pump-technicianTypically, spring is the time of year when people schedule preventive maintenance for their climate control systems. For some people, though, now is the time to replace an old system that just isn’t capable of getting them through another summer. If you’re on the market for a new climate control system, you should consider installing a heat pump this spring. You’ll get a lot of benefits out of it, both during the summer and throughout the year.

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Why Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance is a Good Idea

Monday, December 5th, 2016

We’re moving deeper into winter, which means that you should schedule maintenance for your heat pump if you haven’t already. Even if you have already scheduled maintenance this year, you should have a professional check your heat pump before the weather gets too cold. Read on to find out why this is.

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