Heat Pumps Articles

Will a Geothermal Heat Pump Withstand North Carolina Winters?

January 8, 2021

Here in Newport, our winters can be harsh, to say the least. Many residents have a traditional furnace or boiler to heat their homes, as these systems can operate during low outdoor temperatures.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

December 14, 2020

Looking to install a new heater in your Morehead City home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

February 20, 2020
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Most of us tend to take our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for granted. As long as they are working, it’s easy to go on day after day without thinking about them. But, like most other things, taking care of your HVAC system through regular maintenance is critical to keeping it in good…

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Three Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat Pump

March 12, 2019
Husband and wife in the kitchen talking about their geothermal heat pump.

Geothermal heat pumps use the earth’s constant temperature to both heat & cool your home, making them more energy-efficient than traditional HVAC units…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

February 11, 2019
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A heat pump freezing up usually means your HVAC system’s components aren’t working correctly. Here are six usual suspects causing heat pumps to freeze up…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

October 22, 2018
A father hovering over paperwork with a confused and frustrated look on his face.

When a heat pump short cycles, it’s having trouble heating or cooling your home. The unit can’t maintain the set temperature, so it restarts over.

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How Do I Know When to use My Heat Pump's Auxiliary Heat?

January 15, 2018
Children's feet warming at a fireplace sitting down in living room.

Heat pumps are highly efficient, but they can be confusing as well. In order to take advantage of their efficiency, you need to be sure they’re operating the way they’re intended to operate.

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Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Like It's Burning?

December 18, 2017
portrait of young woman shrugging her hands isolated on white background in photostudio. What is that heat pump smell?

You turn on your heat pump and you smell something burning. What should you do? Who should you call first, the Beaufort, NC, fire department or your HVAC technician?

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Transitioning Your Heat Pump

September 20, 2017
A house in Beaufort, NC, needing to transition it's heat pump from cooling to heat.

As fall temperatures approach, you will need to transition your heat pump from being a cooling source to supplying heat. Do you know what steps to take in your home?

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What is a Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

October 18, 2016

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. There are different types of heat pumps for different situations.

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