Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for January, 2019

Don’t Be Alarmed by These Heat Pump Problems

Monday, January 28th, 2019

heat-pump-repairIs your heat pump failing to operate the way you expect? Well, don’t reach for the phone just yet. First, check to see if any of these factors are responsible.

Defrost Cycle

If your heat pump is blowing cold air in the middle of winter—and you’ve made sure it’s not accidentally in cooling mode—go ahead and inspect the outdoor unit. If you find that it’s covered in ice, don’t be alarmed. Your heat pump is most likely using a defrost cycle to get rid of the ice. During that time, it may blow cold air.

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It’s Time for Furnace Replacement If…   

Monday, January 14th, 2019

old-furnaceDeciding whether to stick with your current furnace or replace it with a new one is always a complicated decision, but it’s one you have to make if you want to keep your expenses low. A worn-out furnace isn’t just less efficient—it’s likely outdated in terms of efficiency.

So on one hand, you don’t want to fall victim to “shiny object syndrome” and get a new furnace too early just because it sounds really awesome. But on the other hand, a closer look at your furnace’s behavior might show you’re completely justified in replacing it if…

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