Skylake Heating and Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Homeowners Who Can Benefit From A Heat Pump

Monday, August 27th, 2018

ductless-mini-split-heat-pumpA simple internet search for heat pumps will yield hundreds of results boasting about how great they are. In retaliation, there are even articles that directly question the supposed greatness of heat pumps, which only further acknowledges the widespread belief that heat pumps are the best thing since the invention of air conditioning itself.

Well, to be honest, heat pumps are pretty great—we can’t deny it. But we won’t go far as to say that they’re the best, most ideal system for every single homeowner. When it comes to heating and cooling products, there is no “always” or “never,” just a lot of “it depends.” In this post, we’ll try to level the ground on when installing a heat pump in Orem, UT is truly a wise decision.

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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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The Benefits of Heat Pump Technology

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Until recently, heat pump technology was somewhat compromised in towns like Orem, UT, with cool winters that often proved too much work for the technology to handle. That has begun to change in a big way, as modern heat pumps are more effective and provide far better heating power than their predecessors. That makes them a big draw in our part of the world, and now is the ideal time to consider installing one, before the snows of winter starts to fall. But what is a heat pump and how does it work? Here’s a quick breakdown.

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