S&L Mechanical Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Installation’

Is a Heat Pump Your Perfect Spring HVAC Installation?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

heat-pump-cabinetIf you’re reading this, it’s likely that you have plans to make big changes to your home’s HVAC system this spring. It’s a great season for heating and air conditioning improvements, since it comes in between the hottest and coldest times of the year. You’ll have an opportunity to think through your options, work with professionals who don’t have a hundred emergency calls on their plate, and have the new installation finished before the first heat wave arrives.

A heat pump is almost certainly on your list for a possible new installation. But is a heat pump in Bellevue, WA the right choice for your home? Let’s dive deeper into that question…

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Should You Replace BOTH Your Heater and AC?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

hot-and-cold-homesSpring is almost here, and although that doesn’t mean an automatic switch to warmer weather, it is the best time to start making plans about any big changes in your home heating and AC. Spring weather hovers pleasantly between too hot and too cold, which is an ideal situation to call on an HVAC contractor in Kirkland, WA to install new comfort systems.

This leads us to the question in the title … if you think you’re ready to replace the heating system or the air conditioning system, should you have both replaced? Let’s take a look into this.

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Is a Heat Pump Always a Better Choice Than an AC?

Monday, June 4th, 2018

air-conditioner-unitYou’re thinking about getting a new cooling system installed for your home. It might be a new house getting its first cooling system, or it be might a replacement for an AC system you’ve had for years. Whatever the case, you’ll face a few important choices. One of those is whether you should have a standard air conditioner installed or a heat pump. A heat pump is essentially an air conditioner that can switch the direction it works so it can change over to heating a home as well.

“That’s neat,” you might say. “I’ll get the heat pump!”

Heat pumps are great, but it isn’t always as simple as that. Let’s delve deeper into the choice between a standard air conditioning system and a heat pump system.

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How Are Heat Pumps Different from Standard Central ACs?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

sun-and-snowflake-badgeThe best way to describe a heat pump to somebody who is unfamiliar with them is to explain that a heat pump is similar to an air conditioner—with the important difference that a heat pump can switch the direction it works so that it will also heat the interior of a house. An air conditioner operates by evaporating refrigerant indoors to absorb heat and then condensing the refrigerant outdoors to release heat. A heat pump can do that, but it can also reverse the process so it releases heat inside.

That’s the difference in how the two operate. But what is the difference in the actual systems? What allows a heat pump to be able to change the direction it runs with only a single adjustment on the thermostat? We’ll go into those details below.

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