Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

How to Tell When You Need a New Heat Pump

Monday, November 7th, 2022
Outdoor heat pump units beside a home.

Your heat pump pulls double duty to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It endures a lot of wear and tear, so when has it truly had enough? It’s not always clear when you need a heat pump replacement, so let’s help you take a good hard look at your heat pump and see if it’s time for an upgrade.

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Do You Have a Heat Pump? It’s Almost Fall Maintenance Time

Monday, September 26th, 2022
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Your heat pump did plenty of work this summer keeping your family cool, and as we head into the cooler times of the fall, you’ll think about your heat pump less and less—until you really need it again as the winter cold weather starts. Then it’s time to switch your heat pump into heating mode and ensure your family stays warm and safe.

Right now, when you might let your heat pump slip from your mind, is the best time to call our technicians and schedule that important heat pump maintenance.

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Do You Have a Heat Pump? It’s Almost Fall Maintenance Time

Monday, September 12th, 2022
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When it’s still extremely hot in late summer, it can be difficult to make homeowners realize the importance of scheduling maintenance for their home heating systems, especially with a furnace. The only “furnace” people can think of during heat waves is the furnace coming from the sun.

With the heat pump, it’s different. A heat pump is a dual-function HVAC system that can switch easily between operating as a cooling system and a heating system. Because a heat pump works around the year—something that air conditioners and furnaces don’t—it needs the maintenance attention of both a heater and AC. This is actually good news, since getting your heat pump maintained in fall not only means you’re getting it in the best shape for the coming winter, but you’re also helping it with keeping you cool through the remaining hot days of the year.

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AC or a Heat Pump: What’s the Best Choice for a New HVAC System This Spring?

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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This is the best time of year to arrange for a new air conditioning installation in Mason, OH. Our weather is currently hovering around the 50s and 60s, so it’s not hot enough for you to start using your AC, and you probably aren’t facing any major heating emergencies either. You can plan to put in a new AC during this time if your current one is coming to the end of its service life (from 10–15 years) or has become just too expensive or unreliable to continue to run.

You do have more options when it comes to a cooling system installation than just a standard split system air conditioner. This season, you may wish to consider a heat pump for your house rather than a conventional AC. A heat pump is similar to an air conditioner in many ways, with the important exception that it can change the direction it moves refrigerant and bring heat into the house as well.

Is a heat pump a viable choice for your spring HVAC installation? We’ll look more into that question below.

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At What Point Will a Heat Pump Struggle With Heating a House?

Monday, December 6th, 2021

thermometers-high-and-lowIf you have a heat pump to warm and cool your home, or you have given serious thought to having one installed to replace your cooling and heating in West Chester, OH, then you’re likely aware that heat pumps can struggle in extreme cold weather. When a heat pump operates in heating mode, it moves heat from the outdoors to the indoors. Although there’s always some heat outdoors, no matter how cold it is, a heat pump can begin to lose energy efficiency when the temperatures fall too far. 

Is this something you need to worry about with your heat pump? At what temperature will your heat pump begin losing its efficiency?

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Is There a Difference in the Heat From a Furnace and a Heat Pump?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

heating-cooling-ventThis is a debate homeowners often face when making a major update to their HVAC system that will replace both the old air conditioning system and the old furnace: should they replace the AC and furnace with another AC and furnace, or should they instead put in a heat pump to handle both heating and cooling?

A quick glance at that question may seem like the answer is simple: a heat pump. If it does both jobs, why not save the time and put in the single unit? But the answer isn’t simple. Heat pumps are more expensive than a standard AC, and they may not be right for all homes. Many people have heard that heat pumps simply can’t stack up when it comes to home heating compared to a furnace, and that they just don’t feel warm enough.

We’re going to look closer at the question of the heat from a furnace vs. a heat pump and provide some answers. The best way to get the detailed answers you need for your home and family is to call our Fairfield, OH, HVAC experts. They’ll guide you to the right system for your needs.

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Are Heat Pumps Really That Great?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

cool-house-hot-houseYou probably landed on this blog post because you’re currently thinking about replacing your old AC before the summer heat starts. You’ve heard about heat pumps and how they are an excellent option for an HVAC replacement since they work as both cooling and heating systems. But are heat pumps really good options for you to consider? Are they really as fantastic as you hear?

The answer is “Yes, but …” We’ll explain more below.

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How Can a Heat Pump Heat and Cool?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

temperature-is-just-rightThere are plenty of instances where “sounds too good to be true” will be applicable. This is not so with the heat pump. We understand your skepticism if you are not too familiar with these systems, but the fact is that you actually can use a heat pump to both cool your home effectively and to heat it with great energy efficiency. In today’s post, we’ll explore how it is that the heat pump is able to pull off this feat.

The underlying concept of how the heat pump heats and cools is actually quite simple. Don’t let that fool you into believing that the system itself or the services that it requires are simple, though. If you do decide to use a heat pump in Oxford, OH,  you are going to need professional installation, maintenance, and, occasionally,  repair services. When you do, remember that you can always count on our technicians to do the job—any job—right the first time.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Cool?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

One of the biggest benefits of owning a heat pump is that it is a dual-mode system, providing heat during the winter months and cool air during the summer months. However, switching between modes can sometimes be an issue for a few reasons, as we’ll discuss below. No matter what the issue with your heat pump in Oxford, DE, you should always call an expert for help. Heat pump systems are complex, and allowing someone to work on them without the proper training and expertise can lead to other more serious issues, in addition to potentially being more costly. The NATE-certified technicians at Bartels Heating & Cooling are available day or night, so if you are experiencing an issue with your heat pump, call us today!

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Consider Heat Pump Installation for the Transition from Heating to Cooling Season

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Spring is here and with it comes a slow transition in most households, as they turn their furnace off and start prepping their air conditioner for the summer. That makes it an excellent time to trade out your old HVAC system for a new one, possibly a heat pump which combines the features of a heater and an air conditioner in one. Here in Fairfield, OH, one of our heating installation technicians can discuss the specifics with you, and well as giving you some reasons to consider heat pump installation for the transition from heating to cooling season. We’ll discuss a few of the more general ones below.

Heat pumps provide a number of benefits for those so interested. They often cost less to run than a traditional heating or cooling system, saving you money in your monthly bills and reducing your environmental impact in the bargain. Then there’s the convenience of combining a heater and an air conditioner into a single system, used throughout the year and able to provide heating and cooling in equal measures. Though the up-front cost is a little more, the long-term savings of regular use could save you a great deal.

Furthermore, spring makes an ideal time to make the change, when temperatures are mild and you don’t need heating or air conditioning the way you would in the summer or the winter. That gives you maximum flexibility in terms of scheduling the installation. You can find a time that works for you instead of rushing in front of the next heat wave or winter storm. That lowers stress and makes the process of installation much easier.

If you’re considering heat pump installation for the transition from heating to cooling season, now is obviously the time to act. And when you do, Bartels Heating & Cooling is ready to help. Our Fairfield, OH heating installation services include heat pumps and our trained staff has the experience you need to do the job right. Call us today and let us show you what we can do!

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