One of the alternatives to using a furnace for forced-air heating is a heat pump. A heat pump works much like an air conditioner.
Seeing smoke from the outdoor heat pump cabinet probably doesn’t mean anything is wrong, like the heat pump motors catching fire or an electrical short.
If you’re looking for a new air conditioner, consider the alternatives. A heat pump might be a great fit.
Late summer is a good time to take stock of your HVAC system here in Bryn Mawr, PA. Summer has been with us for several months now and with at least another month of hot weather expects, older air conditioners will begin to show signs of the strain.
It may seem counterintuitive: frost forming on a device intended to produce heat for your home in the winter. But not only is it common for heat pumps here in Springfield and Havertown, PA to develop frost while operating, it’s the sign of a big problem.
Heat pumps combine the functions of a heater and an air conditioner into one. In principle, they use the same system of cycling refrigerant that air conditioners do. The system generates warm air as well as cool air, but in traditional air conditioners…