Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Does Your Heat Pump Need Repairs or a Total Replacement?

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Heat pumps are an excellent solution for both heating and cooling. However, the units still have a limited lifespan. Once you get into that range of your heat pump being between 10-15 years old, it’s time to consider a replacement. But what if your heat pump still has some life left in it?

You can keep reading to learn more about the signs that your heat pump needs to be replaced vs. when repairs will do the job. Then call our team if you are ready to schedule your heat pump repair in Wayne, PA.

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Why You Should Install a Heat Pump Instead of a New Furnace

Monday, February 12th, 2024

If it’s time to upgrade your heating system, you may be thinking about going with a furnace. But there are many times that a heat pump is actually a better option than a furnace. You just have to know what to look for in a heat pump.

If you are interested in heat pump installation in Wayne, PA, give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment. We can talk to you about your options and help you decide between a heat pump and a furnace. You can also keep reading to learn more about the unique benefits of a heat pump and what type of heat pump is best for our area.

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Why Your Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Your heat pump is a marvel compared to that old air conditioner and furnace combo. In one machine, you get so much energy efficiency that you can save money while keeping your comfort at peak levels. But heat pumps still have their issues, as all HVAC systems do, and one of those has to do with switching from one mode to the next.

Whenever we handle heat pump repair in Chester, PA, we always look at one little component that controls the state of your heat pump by helping it switch modes. But there’s also a chance that the problem is completely separate from that little component as well. Let’s explain.

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How to Make Sure Your Heat Pump Installation Saves You Money

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Heat pumps have become one of the most sought-after home heating and cooling systems and for good reason. They’re often 50% more energy-efficient than a central AC or furnace and work to both heat and cool your home.

Getting heat pump installation in Chester. PA is not only easy but there are a few ways it can benefit your wallet–and you can make sure of that. Let’s run through some cost-saving ways to use your heat pump and how it benefits you all year long.

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Can Dual Fuel HVAC Systems Help Me Save Money?

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Looking to save money on your energy bills? Dual fuel units are a great option. These systems use two fuel sources, as one might imagine, to heat your home. It’s a mixture of a gas furnace and a heat pump.

Dual fuel HVAC systems in Wayne, PA are an affordable way to keep yourself warm in frigid weather, but you can also use that heat pump to cool your home in the summer, too. Let’s take a look at these all-in-one systems and talk about how they can save you money.

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Is Your Heat Pump Not Switching to Heating Mode?

Monday, November 28th, 2022
Two technicians servicing a failing heat pump.

Mode change malfunction happens from time to time with heat pumps. This may be something harmless and simple to repair, so don’t panic. Let’s explore heat pumps and figure out what this problem could be caused by so you know whether or not you need heat pump service in Newtown Square, PA.

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How Long Can You Expect Your Heat Pump to Last?

Monday, November 7th, 2022
Two technicians servicing a heat pump outside of a home.

Heat pumps wear two different hats. You don’t need a separate heater and air conditioner: your heat pump is pulling a double shift morning, noon, and night. Unfortunately, that can put a lot of stress on your unit.

They’re not going to last forever. It’s time to find out if you need heat pump replacement in West Chester, PA, or at least find out how much time your heat pump has left before it gives out on you.

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What Parts Make a Heat Pump Different from an Air Conditioner?

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Heat pumps are similar to air conditioners. In fact, air conditioners are technically classified as a type of heat pump. A heat pump is a device that uses the circulation of refrigerant to pump heat from one location to another. In the case of an air conditioner, the system is designed to pump heat in one direction: from inside a house to the outside. A standard heat pump is designed to be able to switch the direction it can move heat so that it operates as both a cooling system and a heating system depending on the setting. 

For a heat pump to work in both modes, it has several features an air conditioner doesn’t have. To help you better understand how a heat pump is able to serve its two functions, we’re going to take a look at what parts make it different from an air conditioner. 

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Thinking About a Heat Pump Installation? Let’s Talk the Dual Fuel Question

Monday, March 8th, 2021

The spring is a time when many people consider making home improvements, such as changing out an old HVAC system for a new one. HVAC updates are especially ideal for spring because there is less need for heating and cooling and homeowners can take more time to consider the options and arrange for service with West Chester, PA, HVAC pros. 

If you’re considering making HVAC system replacements this summer, one option that has probably blipped onto your radar is the heat pump. There are numerous benefits to having a heat pump, but also one significant drawback. This drawback is why we need to address the question of whether you should install a dual fuel system heat pump or not.

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Is a Heat Pump a Viable Option for Winter Comfort?

Monday, December 14th, 2020

If you have some familiarity with the heat pump, then you know that the major advantage of this comfort system installation is that it can operate as both a cooling and heating system. A heat pump is similar to a refrigerant-based air conditioner: it circulates refrigerant between two sets of coils, evaporating refrigerant in one coil to absorb heat and condensing the refrigerant in the other coil to release that heat. 

What makes a heat pump different from an AC is that it can change the direction it circulates refrigerant, causing the two coils to swap functions. An air conditioner can only move heat from inside the house to outside. But a heat pump can reverse the way it runs so that it moves heat from the outside to the inside. All it takes is an adjustment on the thermostat for the cooling system to become a heating system.

But this leads to an obvious concern … does this actually work in cold weather to make a viable choice for a year-round West Chester, PA, HVAC system?

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