Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pumps’

Busting a Common Heat Pump Myth

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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Heat pumps operate much like central air conditioners in that they have a refrigerant process that transfers heat. While other heaters generate heat, the refrigerant process makes a heat pump much more efficient as a heat source.

However, there is one myth that homeowners commonly believe that could be costing you more money than necessary if you believe it too. What is that myth?

That refrigerant needs to be refilled–what those of us in the industry call recharged–on a regular basis. This just isn’t true! Your heat pump is supplied with enough refrigerant during manufacturing to last its entire lifespan, and if your system is losing refrigerant, it means there is a leak. Read on to learn more about this problem!

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Is a Heat Pump the Right Choice for Your Home?

Monday, August 19th, 2019

two-techs-working-on-heat-pump-outdoor-unitThe middle of summer, of course, isn’t the most ideal time to schedule a Waterloo, IA air conditioning installation. But, if your air conditioner broke down completely or has a costly repair need that makes it more economically wise to just replace the system, you may not have a choice.

Even though you may be tempted, we discourage you from rushing into this purchase. Doing so can leave you with a system that’s not properly matched for your home and therefore doesn’t perform as it should. Also, in the last decade there have been many technological advancements in air conditioning, and you may discover you want something completely different than what you’re used to.

For instance, if you haven’t thought of it yet, you’d do well to consider the installation of a heat pump!

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