Heat Pumps Articles

How to Determine Heat Pump Efficiency

December 29, 2023
How to Determine Heat Pump Efficiency. Couple sitting on the floor drinking out of mugs and eating breakfast.

If you are in the market for a new heat pump, efficiency is probably a key factor in your search. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has a universal ranking system for heating and cooling units that serves to help. 

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4 Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump

November 14, 2022
Image of an outdoor heat pump. 4 Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump.

Heat pumps are generally more efficient than a traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. What is more, they offer both heating and cooling, so they are versatile.

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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

September 16, 2022
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Most of us tend to take our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for granted. As long as they are working, it’s easy to go on day after day without thinking about them. But, like most other things, taking care of your HVAC system through regular maintenance is critical to keeping it in good working order.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

January 21, 2022
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Homeowners generally favor heat pumps for their efficiency. However, a number of common issues can cause them to run very inefficiently. When your unit turns on and off continuously, this can significantly drive up your energy bill and damage its parts. 

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Heat Pump or Air Conditioner: What You Need to Know

December 21, 2021
Think of an air conditioner and a heat pump as twins.

The professionals at Comfortable Design can make that choice easier by recommending a system that delivers the comfort level you want at a price you can afford. Our experts install, repair, and maintain both central air conditioners and heat pumps. 

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5 Things You Should Know About Geothermal Maintenance

November 10, 2021
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Unlike a traditional furnace or air conditioning system that requires regular and sometimes monthly maintenance, a geothermal heat pump system is much more efficient and does not require the same frequency of attention.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

February 13, 2021
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Our team at Comfortable Design regularly gets calls about frozen heat pumps. Though common, a heat pump freeze-up usually means your system’s components are not working correctly. Sometimes you can fix it yourself. But often times, you will need to call a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professional, like us, as the problem may require a part replacement or complex repair.

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

January 11, 2020
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We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Wrightsville encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Comfortable Design professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep your indoors cozy while Old Man Winter blusters away outdoors.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

October 17, 2019
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As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Wrightsville you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.

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Geothermal Heating

December 17, 2018
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Geothermal HVAC systems use the warmth of the earth to essentially provide “free” energy. They don’t burn fossil fuels instead they simply transfer heat from the earth to your home and back out. Because these pumps harness the available energy from the earth, they can save you anywhere from 30 – 70 percent on your bill over the next 5 – 10 years. The exact numbers can’t be quantified but you can expect significant savings over a period of time and can recoup the cost of installation in as little as 5 years.

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What Is a Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

November 12, 2018
Heat Pump Illustration

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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Three Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat Pump

October 25, 2018
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Geothermal heat pumps have been in use since the 1940s and heat and cool homes wonderfully. They use the constant temperature of the earth for their heat medium instead of the outside air temperature. In Wrightsville, PA, area, there are many options specific for this climate and terrain. Different models offer many possibilities for more…

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