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How Heat Pumps Work in Cold Weather: Furnace Heat Strips

A heat pump system is one of the most common home heating and cooling systems in America today. They’re a perfect choice for many homes due to their efficient use of energy in pumping heat out of the house in the summer and drawing it in during the winter. Since heat pumps pull warmth from the outside air, it sometimes needs help during the winter, especially when the outside temperature drops below 35 degrees Fahrenheit.
2 years ago
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What is a Dual Fuel HVAC Home Heating and Cooling System?

Traditional heating methods, like electric or gas furnaces can definitely do the job of heating the house, but often wreck the family budget. With the best of both worlds, dual fuel HVAC systems provide you with the most energy-efficient home heating and cooling system by pairing an electric heat pump with a traditional gas furnace.
2 years ago
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What is a Heat Pump?

Most people are familiar with the term heat pump. Millions own one, but ask them to explain how it works, and the great majority would shrug their shoulders. A heat pump is an energy efficient way to cool your home in the summer and heat it in the winter. We often get the question of what is a heat pump and is it right for my home?

 
2 years ago
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What Does a TXV Do?

TXV stands for Thermostatic Expansion Valve. Why do I need a TXV you might ask? Well let us first figure out what a piston does on a refrigerant line. The piston is a refrigerant metering device that the line set will attach to. The refrigerant liquid will pass through the small orifice with a fixed size in the piston.
3 years ago
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What is a Dual Fuel System?

A dual fuel system is an electric heat pump paired with a gas furnace to assist in heating during colder months. A standard heat pump will operate at temperatures down to 35 degrees F, then will switch to auxiliary electric heat strips. This can lead to expensive electric bills if the sub-freezing temperatures persist for an extended amount of time.
3 years ago
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Heat Pump vs. Furnace: Which Is Right for Your Home?

A condenser heat pump and a furnace are two very common options for HVAC systems. As with other HVAC components, the core functionality of both units is to ensure that your home is at a comfortable temperature regardless of the weather outside.
3 years ago
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Air Conditioners vs. Heat Pumps: Which One Is Best for Your Home?

If it is time to replace the air conditioner in your home, you have two options available:  heat pumps or a more conventional air conditioner. What's the difference between the two, and which one is better for your home? This guide has everything you need to know to make the right decision.
3 years ago
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What is SEER?

There are many different acronyms by which efficiency is labeled. You have probably heard of some like EER, HSPF, or SEER but what exactly do they mean and what process do they use to determine these numbers? Well I am here to explain and better help you with future purchases in the HVAC world.
3 years ago
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