Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Help! My Heat Pump Won’t Get Out of Cooling Mode

Monday, November 19th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

beautiful surprised young woman in glasses standing in front of wonderful blue backgroundDaytime temperatures haven’t quite reached the point that we need to use our heaters just yet, particularly with the humidity we are still dealing with this time of the year. But maybe you’ve gone to test your heat pump to make sure it’s ready for when you do need it, only to discover that it’s stuck in cooling mode. What can you do?

Before you decide that you must need a new heater and start shopping for a furnace just so you can start feeling warm air coming from your vents, consider that your heat pump might just need a simple repair. We’ve highlighted some common reasons of a stuck heat pump reversing valve below. (more…)

The Benefits of Heat Pumps: A Year-Round Investment

Monday, June 5th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

heat-pump-benefits-year-round-investmentPerhaps the greatest benefit of choosing a Pensacola, FL heat pump installation as your next home comfort investment is that these systems function as both heating and cooling systems. This doesn’t mean that a furnace and a central AC are packaged together—it means that this two-in-one system uses the same components for both air conditioning and heating—and does so very efficiently.

Keep reading to learn more about how this works and how you can benefit from the installation of a new heat pump system. (more…)

Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch to Heating Mode?

Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

While our temperatures certainly don’t drop as low as other parts of the country this time of the year, this past week has definitely necessitated the use of heating systems, particularly at night. Hopefully, if you’ve turned yours on already, you haven’t discovered any problems. If you have your system regularly maintained, problems are a lot less likely.

But no heater is 100% immune to problems, even if it is well taken care of. That being said, a common service call we get is in regards to heat pumps, and how they won’t switch from cooling mode to heating mode. There are a few different reasons as to why this might occur. Keep reading to learn what they are. (more…)

Should a Heat Pump Be Your Next Home Comfort Installation?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Though it may seem like there is no end in sight to this hot weather, the official start of fall is just one month away. While we still have a considerable amount of time before even thinking about our heating systems, if you’ve been having problems with yours in previous years then you may want to consider your replacement options now.

One of these options is the heat pump—an increasingly popular HVAC system in homes throughout the U.S. We’ve listed a few of the main benefits below to indicate to you why a heat pump should in fact be your next home comfort installation. (more…)

Why Is My Heat Pump Stuck in Heating Mode?

Monday, March 28th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Heat pumps make terrific comfort systems in Florida: they provide the necessary powerful air conditioning for the long, hot season, and then change over to working as an energy-efficient and safe alternative to a furnace during the short cold season.


My Heat Pump’s Outdoor Unit Is Very Noisy: Is This Normal?

Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

During the mild winters in Florida, a heat pump is one of the best ways to enjoy the right level of indoor warmth without consuming too much electrical power. Compared to an electric furnace, a heat pump can be a huge money-saver.

If you’re currently running your heat pump in heating mode, you might notice odd sounds coming from the outdoor unit. Is it something you need to worry about, and is it a reason to call HVAC repair professionals? (more…)

Watch for Clearance around Your Heat Pump’s Compressor Unit

Monday, January 25th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

The outside unit of your heat pump is known as the compressor unit. (In the case of standard air conditioning system, it’s often called a condenser. However, a heat pump switches the function of this unit between evaporator and condenser.) This cabinet is where the heat pump absorbs heat while it’s in heating mode and exhausts it in cooling mode. (more…)

Now Is the Time to Schedule Maintenance for Your Heat Pump

Monday, September 28th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Last month we wrote a post about why your heat pump must have two maintenance visits a year. Most home comfort systems, such as air conditioners and furnaces, only need to have a single maintenance visit annually, either in the spring or the fall, depending on how soon it will need to be in use. Because heat pumps are both heating and cooling systems, they work twice as hard and need tune-ups in the spring and fall so they can make it through the whole year. (more…)

How Often Should I Schedule Maintenance for a Heat Pump?

Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Regular maintenance from trained technicians is a crucial part of keeping the heating and cooling systems in your home working at peak efficiency. Maintenance also protects heaters and ACs from suffering from unnecessary repair issues and helps them to achieve the longest lifespan possible. Investing in regular maintenance means investing in long-term performance and energy-savings from both your air conditioner and heater.


Are Heat Pumps as Effective at Cooling as a Standard Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Heat pumps are a great choice in Florida for year-round residential comfort. One of the reasons they are excellent for our climate is that heat pumps conserve energy when in heating mode while still delivering the right level of warmth for the mild winters. Heat pumps often experience efficiency issues in colder parts of the country, but for Florida they are ideal and can keep a house warm through even our chilliest days.