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What to Know About HVAC Systems and the Rain

With all the recent precipitation, 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 have to

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10 Most Common Central Heating Problems

Good day neighbor; out researching common central heating problems?   No one can blame you, especially if it happens to be Winter as you’re reading this. Central heating systems tend to go into hissy fits around this time of the year when they’re zapped into service after sleeping through the summer.   But before we

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What Is a Heat Pump? How Does It Work?

What Is a Heat Pump? How Does It Work?

When homeowners think of installing a heating and cooling system in their home, they often think of air conditioners and furnaces. These are standard options for a reason, but they are not the only options available. If you recently had solar installed and you’re looking to save energy usage, lower fuel dependency, and be more

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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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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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What You Need to Know About the EPA HCFC-22 (R-22) Phaseout

What You Need to Know About the EPA HCFC-22 (R-22/Freon®) Phaseout

The most common type of refrigerant used in air conditioning and refrigeration equipment is HCFC-22 (or R-22). If your air conditioner or heat pump was manufactured before 2010, it most likely uses R-22 refrigerant. (You can find out what type of refrigerant your air conditioner or heat pump uses by checking out the nameplate on

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