Should I Replace My Furnace with a Heat Pump?

March 4th, 2024
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A heating system can last quite a while, longer than an air conditioner in most cases. A gas furnace generally works well for around 15 years. An electric furnace does even better, frequently surviving to around 20 years. But eventually, the system will stop working well, there will be too much corrosion, or it will require a too-expensive repair that’s not worth the investment with such an old furnace.

At that point, it’s time to consider furnace replacement in Denton, TX. And there are so many good options these days! Furnaces have gotten more efficient. But they’re not the most efficient way to heat your home. A heat pump is an incredible option that can dramatically cut your energy use and utility bills. Is it the best replacement for your furnace?

In some cases, the answer is a resounding yes. Here are some situations that would indicate that a heat pump is definitely the way to go when you’re replacing your heating system.

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Why Isn’t My Heat Pump Emitting Enough Heat?

February 19th, 2024
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The best thing about a heat pump is that it can heat as well as cool your home. The heating is the best part because the heat pump is so much more energy-efficient than any other type of heating system.

But, as with any system, things can go wrong. If your heat pump isn’t producing as much heat as it should, it’s a definite cause for concern. What caused it? What can you do about it? We’ll tell you.

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How to Know When It’s Time to Repair and When It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

February 5th, 2024
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When your furnace has been chugging along for many years, you know that it won’t last forever. Each time it has a significant problem that requires repair, you’ll be wondering, “Is this repair worth it? Or should I consider replacing my furnace instead?” We’ll give you some tips on how to make that decision. 

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Maximizing Energy Efficiency with Ductless Heating System Maintenance

January 22nd, 2024
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Your ductless system is awesome! And this time of year, its most amazing qualities are on full display. Heating is the thing that your system does so efficiently, it knocks the socks off all other heating systems like furnaces and boilers. 

There is something you need to remember, though. Any system accumulates wear and tear. Any system can have tiny things go wrong or slip out of alignment, forcing it to work harder to accomplish the same task, and increasing system strain. These things cause your ductless system to become less efficient. How can you bring the efficiency back up? By being diligent about regular maintenance.

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How Many Mini Splits Does Your Home Need?

January 8th, 2024
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While a system which uses ducts has a single, central indoor unit, a ductless mini split system is different. The “split” in the name refers to the refrigerant coils, which split apart from one another when they enter the house. Instead of all the air being cooled (or heated) in one location and then distributed throughout the house, it’s cooled (or heated) right where it will be vented out.

This means that one mini split has multiple air handlers. And each one has its own thermostat! Not only are you avoiding loss from ducts, you can control the temperature individually in each zone. It’s more comfortable for everyone and prevents excess energy use from heating or cooling where you don’t need to. But this leaves us with a major question. How many ductless mini split air handlers will your home need?

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Maintenance Tips for Ductless Heating Systems

December 25th, 2023
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Heating your home with a ductless mini split is an ideal choice for our climate, not to mention for your bank account. This is the most efficient way to heat, so it cuts your utility bills while being better for the planet. And they tend to work quite well for a pretty long time. But when there is a problem, it won’t be the same sort of problem you’d have with a furnace.

Because a ductless mini split is different from other types of heating systems, it has different needs, and there are different things you’ll need to be on the lookout for. Here’s how to keep your ductless heating system happy, with tips for things to do yourself as well as professional maintenance needs you should be aware of.

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Is It Your Furnace or Your Thermostat?

December 11th, 2023
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When the heat’s not working right, it’s easy to blame the furnace. After all, keeping your house nice and warm is its only job. But sometimes the furnace is actually fine. It might just be that your thermostat is causing problems. 

For example, what if your furnace is short cycling, turning on and off rapidly while never getting the whole house warm? It could be an overheating furnace component or a failing limit switch causing the shutdowns. Or it could be your thermostat sending the wrong signals. How can you tell if your heating problem is caused by your furnace or your thermostat? What should you do about it? Here are some pointers.

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7 Silent Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

November 27th, 2023
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Many lists of ways to know that your furnace needs repair focus on noises. It’s true that a lot of the time, a furnace in trouble will make a racket to let you know that something is wrong. However, the fact that your furnace is not making noise is no guarantee that everything is working just fine. 

Sometimes, a furnace problem is silent. If you’re waiting for a noise to indicate a problem, you could miss important warning signs. Here are some silent signals that your furnace needs repair.

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Is Your Heat Pump Ready for the Holidays?

November 13th, 2023
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The weather is enchanting, there are so many festivities and celebrations coming up, and everyone is getting ready to nestle in and feel cozy for the holidays. But you won’t feel very cozy if your heat pump isn’t ready for the season!

Your heat pump is a miraculous machine. It’ll keep you comfy all year round, but it does require a little bit of attention this time of year. If you’re not sure how to prepare your heat pump for the winter weather, or you need a little refresher, we’ve got the info you need.

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What’s the Difference Between Ducted & Ductless Heat Pumps?

October 16th, 2023
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A heat pump is an incredible system that can not only cool your home, but is the most efficient way to heat it, as well. If you’re looking for reliable home comfort and lower energy bills, it’s absolutely the way to go.

But you may have some lingering questions. One major distinction in how heat pumps are used is that some are ductless, and some use ducts. What’s the difference? Is one better than the other? Let’s explain.

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