S&L Mechanical Heating and Cooling Blog: Archive for April, 2018

Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch to Cooling Mode?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

heating-and-cooling-housesThe weather is still cool and rainy in Washington, but soon you’re going to switch your heat pump over to cooling mode for the warm middle of the year. What if that first hot day arrives and you find you aren’t getting cooling from the heat pump when you turn it on? Don’t worry, we’ll go through some of the possible reasons for this, and what to do about them. We’re here to help with any heat pump services in Bellevue, WA and the surrounding areas.

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Tips for Saving on Cooling with the Thermostat This Summer

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

setting-thermostatYou expect higher electrical bills during the summer because the air conditioning system runs more often. The compressor in an AC requires a large amount of electricity. But are there ways you can cut down on these costs without having to leave the air conditioner off and sweating through the summer?

Yes, there are a couple. We’re going to look at one of the simplest of all in this post. All you have to do is know the best settings for the thermostat.

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Heat Pumps Need Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, April 9th, 2018

service-markerSpring is the time when we encourage homeowners to schedule their annual maintenance for their cooling systems. This is a season when HVAC technicians have less crowded schedules because they’re responding to fewer emergency calls for busted furnaces and air conditioners. It’s therefore easier to schedule a convenient appointment for technicians to come to your house and take care of all the necessary inspections, cleaning, and adjustments to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat.

But if you have a heat pump for your home comfort, and it was professionally maintained back in the fall, is it necessary to have the service again?

The answer is “absolutely!”

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