Shafer Heating & Cooling, LLC Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Springtime Tips: Running Your Heat Pump Efficiently

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Springtime is here and temperatures are beginning to warm up. If you have a heat pump, you may be looking for ways to ensure it is operating efficiently to maximize energy use and save some money. We have some tips to help you do just that.

One of the best ways to help your heat pump operate efficiently is to schedule heat pump service in Milford, OH. Professional attention can make all the difference in heat pump efficiency. You can keep reading to learn more about professional heat pump service and other tips for helping your unit operate efficiently over the spring and summer seasons.

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Is a Heat Pump a Good Option for Heating Your House?

Monday, October 10th, 2022

If you’re going to replace your current home heating system this fall, you have several choices available for a new heater. The most obvious choice is to go with what you already have, and there’s nothing wrong with this. But if you’ve used a standard furnace for many years, you may wish to think about an alternative—a heat pump. 

Heat pumps are pieces of refrigeration equipment similar to air conditioners, but with this important difference: a heat pump can reverse the direction it moves heat so that it also functions as a heating system. In cooling mode, a heat pump acts just like an AC, evaporating refrigerant indoors to cool the air and condensing the refrigerant outdoors to release heat. In heating mode, the process reverses so that refrigerant evaporates outdoors to absorb heat and then condenses indoors to release it. It’s an excellent two-in-one comfort solution for around the year.

But is a heat pump a good choice for your house?

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