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What is a Geothermal Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

Geothermal heat pumps, also known as ground-source or water-source heat pumps, are growing in popularity in the United States. And, with good reason. These ultra-efficient heat pumps use the temperature in the earth as its heat exchange source, rather than the outside air, to provide heated and cooled air. This allows the heat pump to …

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Increase Your Water Heater’s Efficiency with a Water Heater Blanket

The second leading energy expense for homeowners is hot water use. So, understandably, if there are ways to increase or improve our hot water heater’s efficiency, we want to know how, right? Of course! So how do we increase our water heater’s efficiency? One of the most effective methods is insulating it. How Do You …

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Heat Pump vs Air Conditioner – What’s the Difference?

Today, everyone knows what an air conditioner is and what it does. That’s obvious. After all, nearly everyone has central air conditioning in their home. But, heat pumps are not quite as well known and there is often confusion when it comes to the differences (and similarities) between heat pumps and air conditioners. In this …

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Are Heat Pumps Efficient? Answers to Heat Pump Efficiency Questions

We all want to have the most efficient heating and cooling system, right? After all, heating and cooling costs make up the largest portion of our energy bills in the United States. So, the more efficient our heating and cooling system is, the more money we can save! Now that I’ve got you persuaded of …

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Is Your AC Fan Not Working? Find Out Why Your AC Fan Isn’t Spinning & What to Do Next

As a HVAC service company, a common problem that we find is an AC unit fan that isn’t working. In most cases the AC fan is not spinning, but the rest of the system is still running. There are numerous possible causes for this problem, but the most common cause for an AC fan not …

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AC Freezing Up? Top Causes & How to Keep Your AC from Freezing Over

One of the most common problems people have with their air conditioners is the ac freezing up. We encounter it frequently here in Tennessee, especially in the Spring and Summer when the weather starts to heat up. When the weather begins to heat up, people start to fire up their ac units to keep their …

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What is HVAC? What It Means, What a HVAC System is, and How It Works

When you think of the term “HVAC” there are probably a lot of different ideas that come to mind. Some people might think that it’s an industry or profession, and they wouldn’t be wrong. Some people might think that it’s the system in their home or business that provides heating and cooling. And, again, they …

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