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Heat Pumps

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We may not know this but heat pumps, contrary to what they are commonly known for, are more than just devices that heat the home but it can also circulate the heat within its surroundings. These heat pumps can tell if heat is present or not. Heat pumps are some of the many advances made in keeping us warm during the cold and chilly days and it also responsible for keeping the atmosphere cool and refreshing during the warm summer months.

Heat pumps move the heat around as it takes heat from its location and stores it for future use. There are several indicators that your heat pump is not working well. These signs may include blowing room-temperature air and the room temperature that never meets your needs especially when the season changes.

Whenever the weather gets too cold, we can depend on heat pumps to give us the warmth we need indoors so we stay cozy and heated. When the weather takes a turn and gets hot, the heat pump would be able to absorb the heat from the inside and give us a cooler feel. Its purpose is to regulate the room temperature to match our needs. If you feel the need to cool yourself or warm yourself, heat pumps will always do the trick.

Use Natural Heat

While outdoor air is more frigid than you’d like in your home, you can always rely on the sun. During the day, open curtains and blinds to let in the sunlight, which will naturally heat your living space. However, don’t forget to close those blinds and drapes at night to keep out the cold air.

Use Layers

You don’t need to reserve a sweater for only the outdoors. When feeling particularly chilly, throw on extra layers. Carry a blanket around the house if you need to. And rather than cranking up the heat during the cold nights, lay extra blankets on the bed. As long as you’re warm, the rest of your home will be fine.

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At times, homeowners can be a bit tight on the budget and prompt us to cut corners. Some try to save money by buying a cheaper HVAC system rather than have nothing at all or forego routine maintenance because of the lack of funds. It is actually okay to try and save up some bucks but we have to be very careful in cutting the costs of our HVAC maintenance or upkeep and even installation because it may cost you more money in the long run.

Must Mildew, or Moldy

If there is excess humidity or moisture in the HVAC system, you could end up with mold and mildew flowing through the ductwork. To help prevent mildew and moisture problems, fix all water leaks, improve drainage, schedule bi-annual HVAC tune-ups, and frequently replace HVAC filters. If you have exposed earth in your crawlspace or basement, you may want to look into ways to cover the soil.

The best way to protect your belongings and prevent mold and mildew from forming in your home and HVAC system is with a whole-home dehumidifier. Connected directly to your existing HVAC system, the dehumidifier automatically removes the correct amount of moisture from the air and deposits the condensate outdoors.

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Filters that are of high-quality are needed and should be your first choice for your HVAC unit to ensure a smooth operation. Buying cheaper filters is not bad but it has its consequences. However, if it is of low quality, then it can lead to more costly expenses in the future when the system fails and warrants a repair or a replacement.

As the seasons change, it often brings in dry, dusty air that can aggravate health issues. If it seems like the dry air in your home is causing your sinuses to dry out or worsen your winter colds, you aren’t imagining things. Dry air can cause a lot of problems such as dehydrated sinuses, which makes you more susceptible to getting colds or the flu. It will be your fate if your heat pump fails to do its job properly.

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If you are experiencing problems with your heat pump, contact Bulldog Heating & Cooling today for repairs that fit your budget.

Other Resources:

The Heating and Cooling Mechanism
Faulty Air Filters
Is It Time to Upgrade Your Heating and Cooling System?