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Heat Pump System Failures or Problems

Heat Pump Problems? Repair vs Replacement

Are you unable to choose between heat pump system repair and replacement for your unit that is not working as it should? Has your heat pump seen several years (more than 10 years) of use? Has it gone through several servicing and patch-ups? In such a scenario, the important question is -whether to repair or to replace the unit. There are many things you have to consider before you make such an important decision.

Here is a look at the various considerations that can help homeowners and commercial owners decide which to choose between heat pump repair & replacement.

Heat Pump System Failures & Problems & Costs

Heat pump system failures problems have become more expensive.

If you find that heat pumps have become too expensive for you – as many people are discovering – it’s because there is not enough supply to meet the demands.

The trade association AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute) releases shipment reports regularly on heating and cooling systems. These can help you decide between heat pump repair & replacement.

Their shipment reports for October 2012 show that there has been a fall in shipments for heat pumps systems this year as compared to last year. This fall has been as much as 5.5 percent.

These numbers show how bleak the situation is in today’s struggling economy for those who are looking to buy a new heat pump and unable to afford it. In such a case how does one choose between heat pump repair & replacement?

If you think you can’t afford a new heat pump, you can get your heating pump unit repaired if the parts are available. However make sure that you’ve considered all the other options that affect heat pump repair & replacement decisions. Sometimes, your old unit may add hidden costs that you don’t realize until you get your utility bill.

Heat Pump System Failures Or Problems & Age Of Unit

Generally, very old systems need to be replaced if they are over at least ten years old. But if your unit has been regularly serviced, it is possible that it may be in a better condition than expected. It becomes easy, then, to choose between heat pump repair & replacement. In such a case, you can keep your old unit and get any issue with it repaired.

Maintenance

However, maintenance history should be considered

If your heat pump unit is very old and hasn’t seen too many maintenance visits, then you should forget about heat pump repair, and replacement should be the way to go. A unit that is not serviced often will not be efficient, and it will eat into your energy bills. In the long run, you will end up spending more on your energy bills than the initial cost for a heat pump replacement would have been.

A good contractor can always make repair an option

If you are lucky enough to find a good contractor who knows his job, such as All Star Heating & Air, he should be able to suggest repairs to your unit most of the time. If he is skilful, he should be able to figure out ways to get your old unit working again without you having to spend a lot of money.

But of course, it is important that you have considered all the other factors that go into deciding which to choose between heat pump repair and replacement. There is only so much that a skilled worker can do if your unit is already in poor condition, with natural wear-and-tear.

Now that you know about the things to look out for when choosing between heat pump repair and replacement, your decision should become a little easier.

 

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Topic: Heat Pump System Failures And Problems

 

 

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps deal with heat transport. Usually, according to the laws of heat it moves from the warmer areas to cooler areas spontaneously. The main feature of this type of pump is it can make the reverse of it possible. Therefore we can define a heat pump as not a generator of heat but as an electrical tool which absorbs or extracts heat from one particular place and gets it transferred to some other. It’s obvious that it is not a recently introduced technology, but in existence since many years. Heat pump is been put in use in United State and spread into many parts of the world for years.

All About Heat Pumps

How does a heat pump work?

A heat pump works concentrating on two important processes i.e. evaporation and condensation. It operates in such a way that transferring heat by spreading a material form known as refrigerant by going through above two processes. It also has two coils which exchanges heat. With the help of a compressor, the refrigerant can be pumped between the two above mentioned coils. The evaporation process of refrigerant to extract heat from surrounding environment takes place in one coil, while the condensation process happens to be done in the other coil to release the absorbed heat in the first coil.

The interesting thing to note here is the above procedure is completely reversible according to climate and conditions. Hence, these can provide you to control the climate of your home such as get heated in winter season whereas cooling in hot season. Because of the fact that the outside air and flat land constantly produce some heat the above can happen.

Different Types Of Heat Pumps:

The basic and widely used kind of heat pump is air-to-air heat pump. And it is again divided into two as

  1. Packaged heat pumps
  2. Split system heat pumps

We can point out another type here that is water-to-air heat pump and is also known as geothermal pump.

And finally there is also another type which is called duel fuel heat pump. These types are most useful in extreme freezing areas.

The installation of these pumps can be done anywhere in the Charleston Metro area with the help of All Star Heating & Air Conditioning.

To summarize, heat pumps are very effective and efficient systems for heating and cooling.  Energy costs can be decreased considerably with their usage.

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Topic:   Heat Pumps

 

Air Conditioning Contractor

Why is it important to for a reputable air conditioning contractor?

If your AC system fails, there are huge chances that you’ll not be able to detect where exactly the fault lies. Similarly, if you want a modern AC system installed in your premises, you’ll not be in a position to do it yourself-due to obvious reasons.

Air conditioning contractors offer professional services to their clients by abiding by all the safety rules and by applying the latest technology in their line of duty. Armed with years of experience, they are known to give essential maintenance tips to their clients in an effort to ensure that everyone- i.e the client, the technician and the employer-benefits in one way or the other.

How Do I Choose An Air Conditioning Contractor?

I’m sure you’re eager to gain some tips on how to pick the best man for the job. Below are 5 ‘golden nuggets,’ that will come in handy in your search efforts.

How to find a professional AC contractor

*Qualified and Licensed Air Conditioning Contractor

Licensure, accreditation and relevant qualifications are the three most basic factors to consider while looking for reliable AC services. Please note that while enquiring about your favorite contractor’s level of training and experience, you may want to first clear any doubts by doing some independent research. To accomplish this, be sure to learn more about what different forms of licensure and accreditation mean. The following organizations are known to offer AC technician certifications.

HVAC-Excellence
NATE
RSES
UA Star

Be sure to identify the criteria of licensing used by each of these organizations for greater peace of mind.

*Positive Referrals

Any reputable contractor out there will be more than willing to share their reviews and customer testimonials with their potential clients. If your preferred provider fails to do this or the available comments and ratings suggest otherwise about them, it’s time to shift your radar elsewhere.

*Willing to provide Estimates and Accessible at all times

Professional AC contractors will be available to examine your project before providing the estimates. Apart from offering competitive charges for their services, they’ll be more than willing to provide clear avenues for you to channel your comments, grievances or compliments whenever you wish.

*Insured

You will want to ensure that your preferred contractor carries both general liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance covers to cater for all possible risks during the execution of the contract.

*Written Agreement

Ask for a written document specifying the cost of all fees, date of the contract, labor, potential future fees, equipment, payment due dates etc. Most importantly, before you append your signature, be sure to read and understand every provision made in the agreement form.

All Star Heating & Air Conditioning easily meets all of the above criteria and with over 30 years of experience All Star can be your air conditioning contractor for many years to come.

Call For An Appointment

Summerville

Charleston

Goose Creek

James Island

Mt Pleasant

West Ashley

Emergency

843-875-2314

843-764-3070

843-764-3070

843-795-0741

843-849-6554

843-763-7225

843-824-0000

Financing Available

All Star Your Air Conditioning Contractor

100% Financing For New Heating & AC Systems.  Up To 10 Year Warranty.

We offer senior citizen and military discounts.

 

 

 

Topic:  Air Conditioning Contractor

 

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AC Contractor West Ashley. When I came home from work today my AC was not working. I called HVAC Repair Charleston and talked to them, and within a very short time they managed to get me in their time schedule and helped me out. I highly recommend All Star Heating And Air for all AC Repair if you live in West Ashley.

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