heat pump

Why Your Heat Pump Can’t Maintain the Right Temperature

Why Your Heat Pump Can’t Maintain the Right Temperature - Service Champions

When you set your thermostat for a certain temperature, you expect your heat pump to heat or cool the home to that temperature, right? When you want 74 degrees, you don’t expect the indoor temperature to stay stuck at 70 degrees while your heat pump struggles in the background. Sometimes heat pumps have trouble maintaining the right temperature,

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Heat Pump Benefits for Homes in California

Heat Pump Benefits for Homes in California - Service Champions

Heat pumps are a cost-effective heating and cooling option in all areas of the American West and Southwest, including Northern California. Unlike an air conditioner, which uses heat pump technology to provide cooling only, a heat pump can provide efficient cooling and heating. While heat pump technology is constantly improving, current models are much more

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What to Know About HVAC Systems and the Rain

What to Know About HVAC Systems and Rain - Service Champions

With all the precipitation in the forecast, now’s a good time to go over the effects of rain on your heating and air conditioning system. Luckily, your outdoor HVAC units are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, such as rain, snow, and even a little hail. Unfortunately, if there are bad weather conditions, you may

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Common Electrical Problems with Heat Pumps

Common Electrical Problems with Heat Pumps

Heat pumps serve as a heater and air conditioner in one, circulating refrigerant to alternately warm your house in winter and cool your house in summer. Northern California residents can save money and energy with heat pumps since they work well in moderate temperatures like ours. If you are experiencing any problems with your heat

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Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

A heat pump is basically a central air conditioner that also provides heating by reversing itself and drawing heat from the outdoor air to the interior of the house (yes, even cold air contains heat energy). The maintenance needs of a heat pump are very similar to an air conditioner, but they have some special

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Sizing a Heat Pump: Heat Pump Load Calculations

Heat Pump Sizing Load Calculations

Many homes in the San Francisco Bay Area use a heat pump to provide energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning. A heat pump functions as typical central air conditioner in the summer; in the winter, the refrigeration cycle reverses itself to pump heat from the outdoors into your home. Instead of using combustion fuel, heat pumps use

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