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Heat Pumps and Defrost Cycle

January 15, 2018

A heat pump is an electrical device that extracts heat from one place and transfers it to another in order to maintain a constant temperature.  It can be used for both heating and cooling. A heat pump transfers heat by circulating a refrigerant through a cycle of evaporation and condensation. A compressor pumps the refrigerant […]

Tips to consider when replacing your air conditioner

January 8, 2018

Today’s best air conditioners use 30-50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as systems made in the mid 1980’s.  Even if your A/C is only 10 years old, you may save 20-40% of your cooling costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient system. Proper sizing and installation are key elements […]

Understanding Defrost Cycle

December 21, 2017

What is a “defrost cycle?” In heating mode a heat pump extracts heat from outside air and transfers it to inside your home to warm it.  When the ambient temperature outside gets very cold, the moisture in the air freezes on the outdoor unit’s heat exchanger as the fan blows the air across it.   A […]