Justice Incorporated Blog : Archive for November, 2015

Does a Heat Pump Provide Sufficient Heat for Winter?

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Heat pumps work in the same way as standard air conditioners, except they can move heat in two directions, rather than one. An air conditioner can only absorb heat from inside a home, lowering the temperature, and then exhaust the heat outside. But a heat pump can also absorb heat from outside a home and then exhaust it indoors, raising the temperature.

But this immediately brings up a question: How effectively can a heat pump work during cold weather if it takes heat from outside while in heating mode?

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What Does That Noise from My Furnace Mean?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

The short answer to this question is that the noise means your furnace needs to have HVAC technicians take a look at it to check if it has repair problems. Any unusual sound coming from a furnace, whether a gas or electric model, could indicate a malfunction, and you should never hesitate to call on professionals to make sure that any faults are fixed immediately. You don’t want your furnace to risk a full breakdown or even start to run unsafely.

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The Importance of a Thermostat When It Comes to Saving Money

Monday, November 9th, 2015

A few weeks ago, we discussed upgrading your thermostat as a way to improve your heating. We would like to go into this in greater detail this week, because the thermostat can have a huge impact not only helping your winter comfort but help you reduce your home’s energy consumption and save money. Understanding this will help you see that your thermostat works for you… not against you! (more…)

What to Expect During Regular Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Calling for a professional to inspect and tune-up your home’s heating system is something you need to do every year, preferably during the fall. It doesn’t matter what type of heater you use for comfort—a gas furnace, an electric furnace, a heat pump, a ductless mini split—it needs to have maintenance to see that it works at its best during the winter and doesn’t wear down rapidly. Without annual maintenance, you can expect a malfunction-prone system that wastes energy and needs to be replaced years before its time.

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