PRK Services, Inc. Blog: Archive for July, 2016

Watch Out for These Heat Pump Problems

Monday, July 25th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to keep your home cool this summer, you need to be watchful for any problems that may crop up. The more you rely on your heat pump this summer, the more strain it will be put under and the more likely it will be to have issues. Let’s take a look at some of the systems that indicate a heat pump problem.

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Beware of Heat Pump Ice

Monday, July 18th, 2016

You may notice ice forming on your heat pump this summer. If so, you need to call for repairs right away. Though it may seem like confirmation that the system is working properly, it’s actually an indication of a major problem with your heat pump. Let’s take a look at why ice form on your heat pump, and the problems it causes.

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Why You Need Bi-Annual Ductless Maintenance

Monday, July 11th, 2016

If you’re using a ductless mini-split to keep your home cool this summer, you should make sure that it receives professional maintenance at some point. Yes, even if you had it serviced less than a year ago. Ductless systems require maintenance twice as often as other systems, around twice a year. Read on to find out why that is, and when you should schedule it.

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The Causes and Effects of Air Conditioner Short Cycling

Monday, July 4th, 2016

As you use your air conditioner to stay cool this summer, you should listen for any unusual noises coming from the system. You should especially listen for the sound of your air conditioner turning itself on and off every couple of minutes. This behavior is called short cycling, and it’s extremely damaging to your system. Let’s take a look at why air conditioner short cycling happens, and why you need to get it treated as soon as possible.

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