Resicon LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘heat pump installation’

Why You Should Consider a Heat Pump

Monday, November 18th, 2019

house-hot-coldWe love helping our customers, and sometimes they help us back. Recently, one of our repeat customers who has sent referrals our way brought our attention to this article from the New York Times. It’s not often you see important HVAC discussions happening in a newspaper, let alone the Paper of Record. The article addresses a topic that’s important to us: the usefulness of a heat pump.

We often encourage customers to look into a heat pump as an alternative to the standard AC-and-furnace model. A heat pump works as both a cooling system and heating system in one, which is a great convenience. But there’s more to it than that. The NYT article is accurate about some of the tremendous benefits of a heat pump and why most homeowners should consider one. We’ll go over some of these points in detail because heat pumps truly are as good, or even better, than they sound.

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How Can a Heat Pump Provide Heat in Winter?

Monday, October 7th, 2019

sun-and-snowflake-badgeWe are big proponents of heat pumps for our customers’ homes. These HVAC systems are a fantastic two-in-one way to enjoy comfort around the year. During the summer, a heat pump operates just like an air conditioner: refrigerant circulates to remove heat from the house and then release it outdoors. Then, with just an adjustment on the thermostat, the heat pump changes into a heater. Now the refrigerant moves heat from outside the home and brings it inside. Presto! Warmth for the winter.

“Wait a second …” we can hear you saying. “It makes sense that a heat pump can remove heat from indoors on a summer. But how is it drawing heat from outdoors during the winter? It’s cold out there!”

Without a doubt, this is the number one fact about heat pumps customers find confusing. But believe it or not, heat pumps can provide enough heat for a home in Tacoma to enjoy a cozy winter every day and night. We’ll explain this minor miracle of comfort technology.

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When Is It Time to Replace Your Heat Pump?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

blue-question-markHeat pumps are remarkable in that their expected lifespan can be as long as 20 years, if not more. That’s a whole two decades using the same system! Not only that, but they’re used throughout both the heating and cooling seasons—they don’t get a break for half of the year like a standard central AC or furnace would.

So, when the time finally does come for your heat pump to retire, it might catch you off guard. But don’t let it stop you—replacing your heat pump at the perfect time will help you save hundreds of dollars. Here’s how:

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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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5 Eco-Friendly Features of Ductless Heat Pumps

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

green-houseAs HVAC technology advances, manufacturers are finding more ways to increase the efficiency of air conditioners and heaters. With that comes greater opportunities for making these devices more eco-friendly.

Ductless mini split heat pumps are spearheading these advancements. Thanks to their design and engineering, they’re able to keep homeowners comfortable and free of a guilty conscience. Here are five ways these heat pumps are creating an eco-friendly future:

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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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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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