PRK Services, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pumps’

Why Heat Pumps Need Bi-Annual Maintenance

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Summer is here, which means the next few months are going to be pretty stressful for your heat pump. You may think that your system can handle the added strain, especially since you had it professionally checked just a few months ago. The reality is, though, that you probably need to have it checked again before summer gets into full swing. Let’s take a look at why heat pumps need maintenance twice as often as other climate control systems.

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The Role Refrigerant Plays in Your Heat Pump

Monday, February 15th, 2016

When you hear the term “heat pump,” you likely don’t think about refrigerant playing a role. However, this is essential to the functionality of your heat pump. Heat pumps work by using the same basic refrigeration-based cycle as an air conditioner, but in the opposite direction. Essentially, a heat pump moves warm air from one place to another: to where it’s needed or not needed depending on the season.

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