Heat Pumps Articles

How Can I Get My Heat Pump to Last Longer?

August 16, 2021
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Looking to expand the lifespan of your heat pump? Here are five steps you can take to keep your system in top shape and make it last longer.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Hot Air on the Cool Setting?

June 28, 2021
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Here are five top reasons your home’s heat pump might be blowing hot air while on the Cool setting.

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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

April 26, 2021
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If you have a heat pump, you’ll want to be aware of some special considerations when it comes to regular maintenance issues.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?

February 25, 2020
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When it comes to staying warm during the cold winter months, folks in Boone love their heat pumps. Fast, reliable, and cost effective to use, heat pumps are a popular choice in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. But what if it’s freezing outdoors and your heat pump starts blowing cold air? At Scott…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

February 25, 2019
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Our team at Scott Brothers Heating & Air gets calls about frozen heat pumps on a semi-regular basis. Though common, a freeze up usually means your system’s components aren’t working correctly. Sometimes you can fix it yourself. But oftentimes, you’ll need to call a professional, as it may call for a part replacement or complex…

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Four Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump

February 11, 2019
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So you’re looking to invest in a heat pump. You’re not alone—many Americans are making the switch. Why? For starters, heat pumps are generally more efficient than a traditional heating or cooling system. What’s more, they offer both heating and cooling, so they’re versatile. At Scott Brothers Heating & Air, we like to help our…

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Geothermal Maintenance

December 13, 2018
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One of the benefits of having a geothermal system for your home is the minimal maintenance it requires. Unlike a traditional furnace or air conditioning system that require regular and sometimes monthly maintenance, a geothermal heat pump system is much more durable and does not require the same frequency of attention. There are five things…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Making Loud Noises?

October 22, 2018
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Heat pumps can be expected to make some noise. However, unusually loud noises point to a problem. If your system is reaching decibels impossible to ignore, you should turn it off to prevent further damages. Then give Scott Brothers a call at 336-877-1702 to schedule a repair visit. We’ll be able to quickly identify the…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

October 5, 2018
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Homeowners generally favor heat pumps for their efficiency. However, internal errors can cause them to run extremely inefficiently. When your unit turns on and off continuously, this can drive up your energy bill significantly and damage its parts, leading to both repairs and part replacements. This phenomenon is known as short cycling. When a heat…

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Does a Geothermal Heat Pump Add Value to My Home?

February 28, 2018
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Geothermal is a significant investment for any homeowner, and you never know if you might move before you reach your payback period. What most people want to know is how much value will a geothermal system add to the value of their home. Geothermal is an amenity that appraisers will refer to as contributory value.…

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How Do I Know When I’m Using My Heat Pump’s Auxiliary Heat?

January 29, 2018
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How do I know if I’m using my heat pump’s auxiliary electric heat all the time and costing myself a lot of extra money? This is a common question here in Jefferson, NC. Heat pumps are highly efficient, but they can be confusing as well. In order to take advantage of their efficiency, you need…

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Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Like it’s Burning?

December 18, 2017
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You turn on your heat pump and you smell something burning. What should you do? Who should you call first, the Fleetwood, NC, fire department or your HVAC technician? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t…

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Transitioning Your Heat Pump

October 5, 2017
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As cooler North Carolina temperatures approach, you will need to transition your heat pump from being a cooling source to supplying heat. It is time to schedule maintenance before temperatures drop and you need the heating system to function properly. Here are Some Things You Can do at Home: Replace the air filter. Remove any…

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What is a Heat Pump?

September 7, 2017
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A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your…

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