Resicon LLC Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

The Sanden CO2 Heat Pump Water Heater or “SANCO2”. The Alternative to Electric Water Heaters

Monday, January 14th, 2019

sanden-sanco2-heat-pump-water-heaterAfter heating and cooling, the water heater makes up the second largest use of energy in your home. It’s hard to believe that so much of our money must go toward a basic necessity. Imagine how much you could save if heating water simply cost less.

Fortunately, Sanden is making that dream a reality with their heat pump water heaters. The SANCO₂ heat pump water heater will allow you to use 70% less electricity than you would with a regular electric water heater.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Heat Pumps

Monday, January 14th, 2019

ductless-heat-pumpHeat pumps aren’t new technology, but they’ve been growing in popularity in the US for some years now. Many people know that heat pumps have cooling and heating features, improved efficiency, and a substantial life expectancy. Even so, we still get plenty of questions about them. Here are just a few of them answered for you:

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3 of Your Ductless Heat Pump Questions Answered

Monday, December 31st, 2018

mitsubishi-ductless-systemWhen you provide HVAC services in Tacoma for as long as we have, you start hearing the same questions get asked. Many of them are about ductless heat pumps. Although growing in popularity since the 2000s, people still have many questions about how these devices work and what makes them special. In this post, we’ll go over just three of them.

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Why Are Homeowners Switching to Heat Pumps?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

ductless-heatpump-outdoor-unitThere are various heaters out on the market, from furnaces, to boilers, to infrared heaters, and so much more. Each has its own methods of operating, and they come with unique pros and cons. Even with all of those pros and cons factored in, however, HVAC seems to be culminating toward one system in particular:

The ductless heat pump.

After all, they’ve been long-time favorites in countries like Japan and Europe. Now, we see more and more new homeowners in Tacoma, WA relying on heat pumps. We’ll explain some of the reasons why down below.

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How Inverter Technology is Changing Heat Pumps for Good

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

When it comes to air conditioning and heating, many opt for forced-air systems. These are systems like central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps.

While central ACs and furnaces have done a fine job of serving the needs of homeowners for decades, heat pumps outdo them in two areas: efficiency and versatility. Despite this fact, however, heat pumps still had much to improve on.

But now, thanks to inverter-driven variable speed compressors, heat pumps are even better than they used to be. We’ll go over all the details below by explaining what inverter technology does, how it helps raise efficiency, and more.

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Ductless Heat Pumps Are A Great Choice for the Cold Season

Monday, October 8th, 2018

blue-question-markDuctless mini-split heat pumps are miraculous little machines with both heating and cooling functions. They’re very common in countries like Japan and in parts of Europe, and they’re only getting more popular in the United States.

However, some people doubt the ability of heat pumps to work efficiently in colder weathers. While that may be true for temperatures that frequently reach near 0 degrees, heat pumps are more than capable of providing adequate heating to homes in Washington. Not only that, but they come with a few other benefits.

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Need a New Heater? Try A Ductless Heat Pump

Monday, September 24th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpThe fall season has just begun, and soon it will be time to fire up our heaters again. But when was the last time you had your heater checked for maintenance? If you suspect that your heater isn’t in top shape, we strongly urge you to get it checked now. And if it’s the case that your heater is near the point of replacement, our suggestion would be a ductless heat pump. Here’s why:

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Make the Switch from Ducted to Ductless Heat Pumps

Monday, August 27th, 2018

ductless-air-conditionerIf you currently own a central air conditioning system or heater, then you are currently relying on your duct system to do all of the heavy lifting. However, if you’ve been doing research and have been reading about other AC options, you’ve undoubtedly read all sorts of things about ductless heat pumps. They might even sound like miracle machines at this point!

Well, honestly, they are pretty good. Some of the initial drawbacks would be that they’re expensive to install, and the fact that they operate year-round means they require more maintenance. But if you’re fine with both of those things, they can be far better alternatives than duct systems. We’ll help you understand why with a few points below.

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The Answer to 3 Common Heat Pump Questions

Monday, July 30th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpHeat pumps are one of the more innovative air conditioning solutions out there on the market. They work almost just the same as normal air conditioners, but with one key difference: they have both cooling and heating functions. All it takes is flipping a switch to reverse the flow of refrigerant, and you have a genuine home heater and AC in one device.

It’s no surprise, then, that many homeowners—whether or not they currently have an AC system—want to know more about them. In this post, we’ll help answer three questions about heat pumps.

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