Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Telltale Signs Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Replaced ASAP

Monday, January 16th, 2023
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Heat pumps are just like any other piece of HVAC equipment: they’re only as good as their condition. While they often pose benefits over traditional HVAC systems, they’re not without faults. Your heat pump can give off five major telltale sings that it has one foot in the grave.

You may need heat pump replacement in Sussex County, DE, but before you jump to conclusions, let’s see if your heat pump encounters the problems we’ve listed below.

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Is a Heat Pump a Good Choice for My Home?

Monday, September 12th, 2022

If you’re asking this question, it’s probably because you’re looking at upgrading either your air conditioning system at the end of the summer or your heating system before the winter cold arrives. (As we’ll soon explain, we hope it’s both.) Although heat pumps aren’t new technology, they’ve only started to recently rise in popularity for homes, and we think this is a great trend. There are plenty of advantages to using heat pumps in Sussex County, DE.

But you want to know if a heat pump is specifically right for your house. The best way to answer that is to work with our HVAC specialists, who can determine what kind of heating and cooling systems are ideal for your household needs. We can provide you with some important general information about heat pumps below to help guide you—but eventually you’ll want to talk to professionals.

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There’s Smoke Coming From My Heat Pump! What’s Wrong?

Monday, February 1st, 2021
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Yes, this sounds alarming. You don’t want to see smoke coming off of any mechanical appliance for your home (well, except for a barbecue). It usually indicates a fire has started in the machine, and that’s a serious emergency.

So if you looked out the window on a cold day while your heat pump was running and saw big clouds of smoke billowing off it, we wouldn’t blame you for getting panicked and wondering who you need to call to get something done about it. You may be even thinking about calling the fire department.

Well, we’re glad we caught you in time. Although we can’t 100% guarantee that your heat pump hasn’t caught fire and is belching out smoke, we think we can say with about 99% certainty that what’s happening is normal and not harmful.

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Should You Replace an Old AC With a Heat Pump?

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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You’ve come to the end of regular air conditioning maintenance and AC repair in Delaware for your home comfort system. The air conditioner is at the close of its service life and it’s time to schedule a replacement. All ACs eventually get there—the important part is deciding what to replace yours with.

“Well, that’s easy,” you say. “Another central air conditioner!”

Of course, that is one option, and it may be the best option. But it isn’t the only one. You might want to consider a heat pump.

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The Benefits of a Heat Pump

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Late summer is usually the time when older air conditioners start to buckle under the strain of months of daily use. It’s also the time when homeowners here in Seaford, DE look ahead to the winter and determine if they need to improve their heating system. If you’re in either of these camps, we’d suggest taking a good look at a heat pump system for your home. It’s a unique way to provide excellent heating and cooling in one unit, and depending upon the nature of your home may be just what you’re looking for. Here’s how they work.

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3 Common Problems with Heat Pumps

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Heat pumps – which use the principles of air conditioning to both cool your home in the summer and keep it warm in the winter – are rapidly becoming a popular alternative to more traditional forms of heating and air conditioning. Our cold Dover, DE winters used to be prohibitive towards heat pumps, since older models couldn’t handle our cold fronts, but recent advances have made them reliable no matter what the temperature. Like any system, though, they still suffer breakdowns from time to time, and when they do, you need a qualified service to fix them. Here are 3 common problems with heat pumps that you should watch out for.

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