PRK Services, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Is Your Heat Pump Ready for the Holidays?

Monday, November 13th, 2023

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?

Monday, October 16th, 2023

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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Why Ductless Heat Pump Maintenance Is So Important

Monday, September 4th, 2023

It’s a frequent refrain on this blog: maintenance is so important! And we do try to be clearer than that, because we know that being told to do something isn’t nearly as helpful as being told why we must do something.

The reasons for maintaining your heating system or your air conditioner are similar: it improves efficiency, it makes the system work more effectively, it cuts down on the risk of repairs being needed, and it helps the system last longer, so you can go many more years before having to worry about replacing it.

All these things are also true when it comes to your heat pump and the ductless system it connects to, but there’s more. There are some specific details about ductless heat pump maintenance that are unique. Here’s some info about why those things matter so much.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch to Cooling Mode?

Monday, July 10th, 2023

If you have a heat pump, you’re probably quite pleased with it. The efficiency in particular is probably a delight. But the thing that really sets a heat pump apart is that it can cool your home during hot weather and heat your home during cold weather.

Unfortunately, no system works perfectly forever and problems can occur with that switching process. The reversing valve is the component responsible for switching between modes and we’d like to tell you all about it, including what to do if it’s not working. 

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This is When You Know You Need to Replace Your Heat Pump

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

There are many benefits to having a heat pump. It provides both heating and cooling for your home. It’s one of the most efficient systems for achieving heating or cooling. It does the job well, keeps your bills down, and is better for the environment. However, nothing lasts forever. 

If you’ve had your heat pump for a long time and are wondering when it will need to be replaced, we’ve got some guidelines for you. 

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The Importance of Biannual Ductless Maintenance

Monday, December 26th, 2022

Ductless or mini-split HVAC systems have a lot of benefits. First, they don’t require ductwork, so they’re an ideal solution for older homes that were built without ductwork, or for avoiding the cost and hassle of replacing damaged ductwork. Second, they are extremely energy-efficient, saving you money every time you pay your utility bills and doing the planet a favor. And third, they do two jobs, smoothly transitioning between heating and cooling as the seasons change. That third factor is the most important thing to consider when you’re scheduling maintenance for your ductless system.

When your AC and your heat are provided by two systems, they should each be maintained annually. Your ductless system does both jobs and needs to be treated as such. This means that biannual ductless maintenance in Corinth, TX is necessary for your ductless mini-split to function as well as it should.

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Heed These Signs Your Heat Pump Needs an Upgrade

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

A heat pump is an efficient system for both heating and cooling your home. If you have one, you’ve probably enjoyed the simplicity of switching between modes, and your utility bills have probably been lower than they would otherwise be. But what if you’re not really seeing the benefits anymore? At what point should you consider replacing your heat pump with a newer system?

There are some indicators that you should keep an eye out for. If you have concerns about any of these things, it’s time to look into what your replacement options are so you can upgrade to a system that better meets your needs.

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HVAC Services You Should Schedule, and When

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Ductless-TechnicianHVAC systems are big investments. No one wants to have to replace their heating or air conditioning system every year or two, as it would be a pretty awful return on that investment. If you’re interested in prolonging the life of your HVAC systems as much as possible, there are a couple of things that you can do in terms of professional services. Read on to find out more about how to make your heating and air conditioning systems last as long as possible.

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The Benefits of Installing a Ductless Mini Split

Monday, January 1st, 2018

ductlessIf you don’t already have a good heating system installed in your home, now is a pretty good time to get one. You don’t want to be without one during the coldest months of the year. There are a lot of different heating systems on the market, and each one is suited to a different set of heating needs. Have a look at ductless mini splits, and the advantages that one can offer you this winter.

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Careful of These Heat Pump Issues This Winter

Monday, December 18th, 2017

heat-pump-repairThe weather is finally cold enough to warrant using a heat pump in heating mode instead of cooling mode. As you use your heat pump more often to stay comfortable, though, you should be aware that it will be more likely to develop issues during the winter. There are a variety of different problems that you might run into as you use your heat pump over the next few months. The faster you can identify them and take care of them, the better off your heat pump will be in the long run. Have a look at a few of the common heat pump issues you can expect to run into this winter, and how to address them.

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