Peatson's Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

3 Benefits of Heat Pump Maintenance

Monday, November 6th, 2023
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Many homeowners who’ve owned a heat pump for years are still surprised to learn that a heat pump needs maintenance twice a year. That’s because the idea of HVAC maintenance occurring once a year is so ingrained in the minds of homeowners.

But if you have a mini split heat pump system or a ducted heat pump, it does need to be tuned up twice a year for maximum efficiency. Ideally, these maintenance appointments are scheduled in the spring and fall, once before the cooling season and heating season. This is how to really maximize the year-round comfort a heat pump provides!

If you haven’t had this essential service done yet, here are 3 reasons why you should have it done ASAP. Contact us for heat pump service to make sure you can rely on your heat pump throughout the fall and winter. 

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Meet the Mini HVAC Wonder: The Mini Split

Monday, July 17th, 2023
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If you’ve been researching air conditioning installation, you’ve undoubtedly come across information about ductless mini splits. These HVAC systems have been around for a while but have recently surged in popularity. 

That’s because they provide incredible versatility when it comes to cooling–and heating!–your home. A ductless mini split could very well be the HVAC system you didn’t know you needed. Keep reading to find out why they’re gaining popularity among homeowners who’re looking to solve multiple home comfort problems with these mini wonders.

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

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
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If you have a heat pump in your home, you’re probably quite impressed with its performance. These HVAC workhorses provide year-round comfort, both heating and cooling your home.

Although they might seem infallible, just like any piece of complex equipment, they can run into problems. Especially when they’re not maintained properly. A common issue is when a heat pump gets stuck in one mode and doesn’t seem to switch when you need it to. 

If you’ve currently got a heat pump that staunchly refuses to cool your house, you may need to call our technicians for heat pump repair in Mississauga, ON. Let’s examine some possible causes of the heat pump that won’t switch to cooling mode and what can be done to resolve this.

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3 Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
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If your home has a heat pump for year-round comfort, you’re probably looking forward to switching it to cooling mode if you haven’t done so already. Although heat pumps are quite dependable, sometimes they run into problems. That’s why it pays to know the signs that you have a need for heat pump repair that shouldn’t wait. Let’s go over some common problems that heat pumps can experience and what can cause them.

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How Would You Grade Your Heat Pump’s Functionality

Monday, November 7th, 2022
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November is here and the cooler weather has arrived as well. As you get ready for the change in season, it’s a good time to evaluate the performance of your heat pump in Brampton, ON.  

Here’s an easy way to determine how well your heat pump did over the summer: give it a report card! Consider its performance over the summer, then give your heat pump an overall grade from “A” to “F” using the tips below. If it hasn’t been the best student, schedule maintenance now to ensure it’s ready for the rest of fall and winter.

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Is Your Reversing Valve Stuck?

Monday, April 27th, 2020

One interesting component of a heat pump that homeowners tend to love is the reversal valve. By pulling this valve, you can have your heat pump function in cooling mode or heating mode, which means your heat pump will work all year round to keep you comfortable. The problem is, what if you start having issues with the valve itself?

It’s not entirely uncommon for a heat pump’s reversing valve to have problems, and if yours gets stuck, you’re going to want to fix it before it becomes an impediment to your comfort. Repairing the reversing valve doesn’t have to be an ordeal that gives you stress, and below we’ve outlined some ways we can help you narrow down the problem. So, keep reading and remember that you can always call someone on our team for heat pump repair in Brampton, ON.

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The Unique Advantages of a Heat Pump

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

When was the last time you considered switching to a heat pump heating system? While we think they’re some of the most intuitive and high-efficiency heating solutions on the market, we also like to make sure that customers aren’t buying heat pumps just because they hear their name on the internet. Choosing a new heating system requires a lot of consideration.

That being said, when it comes to heat pumps in Brampton, ON they’re easily a great choice for many homes. Heat pumps rely on electricity to cycle refrigerant from outside your home to the inside, drawing heat from the air as it moves. This provides a lot of unique advantages to homeowners as well as a couple disadvantages when compared to homes that use gas furnaces.

Today, we’d like to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of a heat pump system, and hopefully give you the information that pushes you in the right direction!

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