AA Service and Repair-North Florida AC Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Have You Scheduled Your Fall Heat Pump Tune-Up?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

When you live somewhere like Jacksonville, nobody needs to tell you twice about how hot it gets here…and how much hotter the relative humidity makes it feel. Therefore, when we do have the short—but cold—winter nights, the temperature can come as a bit of a shock! When that does happen, you’ll want to make sure that you have a fully functioning heater, for however short of a time you’ll need it.

If you’re like many homeowners throughout Florida, you may have a heat pump to cool your home during the warmer months and heat it in the wintertime. Of course, it’s going to get considerably more use during the summer, not to mention spring and fall, than it is in the winter. However it is a two-in-one system and therefore requires attention more than just once a year.

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Why You Should Have a Heat Pump Installed This Fall

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Summer has officially come to a close, although with our temperatures you’d never know that! Many parts of the country are thinking about their heating systems now—scheduling maintenance and repairs if they need them.

Of course, we’re still a ways off from that, however if you are thinking about having a new climate control system installed this year, now is a great time to do so—particularly if you are considering a heat pump. Keep reading to learn why.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

It may seem odd that we’re mentioning heat pumps this time of year. But what many Florida homeowners don’t realize is that a heat pump is not merely for heating—it’s for cooling as well. Two units comprise this system, much like a traditional air conditioning system—one unit is indoors and one is outdoors.

Heat pumps however, unlike central air conditioners, contain a component called a reversing valve, which allows them to offer both heating and cooling mode. When in cooling mode, the inside unit evaporates refrigerant to absorb heat, and the outside unit condenses refrigerant to vent it. In heating mode, this action is reversed.

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