A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Indoor Air Quality Products That Help Your Heater

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Chilly weather is finally here in Riverside, CA, and while we’d never pretend that our winters are worse than those back east, we still need reliable heaters to keep our homes warm. We’re used to paying higher heating bills in the winter, since we naturally use our heaters more often, but that can sometimes blind us to the fact that we often pay more than we should. You can help lower your bills by running your heater sparingly and setting the temperature on your thermostat a few degrees lower than you otherwise might. But you can also do more. The right indoor air quality product, when properly installed by a trained professional, can do wonders for your heater, as well as providing a number of other benefits to your household. Here’s a few to give you an idea of what we mean.

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Watch for Problems with the Reversing Valve on Your Heat Pump

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Riverside, CA benefits from some of the mildest winters in the country, which means that many homes have benefited from a heat pump in place to handle both heating and cooling duties. Heat pumps work in a manner very similar to an air conditioner: circulating refrigerant through a series of valves and coils that first release hot air outside your home, then produce cool air inside your home which can be blown through your ducts with a fan. Heat pumps do the same thing, only with a twist: the flow of refrigerant can be reversed, allowing the heated air to be released in your home and the cool air released outside. Unfortunately, if the reversing valve suffers damage, it can severely interfere with the heat pump’s ability to function, which is why you should always watch for problems with the reversing valve on your heat pump.

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