Skylake Heating & Air Blog : Archive for May, 2018

The Heating and Cooling Benefits of a Heat Pump

Monday, May 21st, 2018

For years, most homes were designed with a separate furnace and A/C unit. This system worked, but required more equipment more maintenance, and potentially led to more problems. About 30-40 years ago, HVAC engineers designed the heat pump (technically, the reversible heat pump) and integrated these two systems together in the same unit.

Think of how an A/C system operates – it relies on a closed-loop cycle of compression of a gas refrigerant to a liquid state, which then evaporates again to a gas and provides cooling through that evaporation. It’s the same principle that a refrigerator or automotive A/C uses.

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Boiler Services are Recommended Every Spring

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Spring is here, and most homes in the area are gradually turning off their heating systems and turning on their air conditioner. If you own a boiler or a similar type of heating system, now is an excellent time to schedule a servicing session to look it over. Doing so can provide a number of huge benefits , as well as making sure your boiler is ready to go next fall when you need it. What is a servicing session, and what kinds of benefits does it bring? Read on for the answers.

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