Heat Pump Articles

4 Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump

March 15, 2023
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So you are looking to invest in a heat pump. You are not alone––many Americans are making the switch.

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Geothermal Basics

January 13, 2023
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Geothermal heating has been around for more than five decades. It’s the process of using the Earth’s natural heat, just under the surface, to warm your home’s air and water.

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Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

December 14, 2022
Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

We all take climate control for granted these days. In winter, we expect warmth from our heating system; in summer, we demand the cool comfort of air conditioning. Most Crescent City homeowners don’t give that a second thought—until the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system breaks down and replacement decisions need to be made. Today, the majority of homes either use a conventional air conditioner (AC) and furnace combination or a heat pump. Our team at Frank’s and Orca Heating & Refrigeration is well-versed in the difference as well as the benefits of each type of system.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

March 16, 2022
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When your unit turns on and off continuously, this can significantly drive up your energy bill and damage its parts. Here’s what you can do.

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How Can I Get My Heat Pump to Last Longer?

February 28, 2022
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From our experienced team, here are five steps you can take to keep your heat pump in tip-top shape and help make it last even longer.

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Geothermal Basics

November 15, 2021
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Geothermal heating is one of those technologies that holds the potential to significantly change the way you heat your household.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Making Loud Noises?

August 31, 2021
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Is your heat pump making noises that are impossible to ignore? If yes, here are five noises to keep an ear out for and what it can indicate.

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Heat Pump or Air Conditioner: What You Need to Know

July 30, 2021
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Which is better, a heat pump or air conditioner? Use these tips to help you select the best cooling solution for your home.

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Transitioning Your Heat Pump

April 30, 2021
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Need to transition your heat pump this season? Our team wants to help you understand how to make this transition safely and effectively.

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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

October 15, 2020

Need maintenance tips for your home’s heat pump? Our team would like to share the following advice and information to help.

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What Is a Heat Pump?

January 3, 2020
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A heat pump is a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside—instead of generating its own heat like a…

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