Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

How a Heat Pump Can Replace Your Central AC Right Now

Monday, September 4th, 2023
Family holding green paper house in hands. Real estate concept

As environmental concerns continue to drive the need for energy-efficient home solutions homeowners are seeking types of ac installation in Whittier, CA, that not only provide comfort but also reduce their carbon footprint.

A heat pump is a versatile technology that can serve as an eco-friendly replacement for your traditional central air conditioning system. Let’s take a look at how a heat pump can seamlessly replace your central AC, offering both cooling and heating capabilities while contributing to a more sustainable future.

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Is a Heat Pump Right For You?

Monday, May 1st, 2023

If you’re asking yourself questions about heat pumps, it’s probably because you’re ready to have your old HVAC system replaced, or else you have a new home and need to make a choice about how you’ll heat and cool it.

The majority of homes in our area use a standard HVAC system that combines an air conditioning system and a furnace. With a heat pump, you only have a single heating and cooling system: the heat pump does both jobs using the same methods.

Essentially, a heat pump is an air conditioning system that can reverse the direction it moves heat. In summer, it pumps heat out of the house. When the temperatures drop, it can switch so it pumps heat into the house.

Back to the original question: is a heat pump installation in Whittier, CA the right choice for your house?

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The Worst Things You Could Do to Your Heat Pump

Monday, May 20th, 2019

disgruntled man reads heat pump horror stories

Aside from deliberately causing harm to your heat pump—or worse, forgetting to change the air filter—some of the worst things you could do to your heat pump are in the way that you choose to operate it.

Of course, no homeowner would do these things on purpose if they knew how bad it was. At the same time, they might have had their unit installed by a technician who was less than thorough about operating the device. But hey, that’s what the internet is for!

In this post, we’ll go over a few operational behaviors you should avoid if you want to run your heat pump efficiently. This will help you save money in the long run, as well as to prevent causing unnecessary wear and tear on the system.

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Heat Pumps: The Best HVAC System for SoCal Homeowners?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpThere are several heating and cooling options for your home. Not all of them operate the same, and that’s a good thing: everyone has different needs, and every climate is different. It just happens to be the case, though, that Southern California temperatures make heat pumps a logical choice for your next AC or heater. Keep reading and we’ll explain why.

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Should I Upgrade to a Dual Fuel System?

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

woman-in-sweater-with-warm-drinkAre you considering replacing your heating system? Most of us here in Whittier, CA rely on our heaters consistently through the cold months, despite what others may think about the “always sunny” California weather. With increased use comes increased wear and tear, however, so it’s not uncommon for us to see a stronger demand for heaters than air conditioners.

So, if it’s time to replace your heater and you still don’t have an air conditioner (but you have been thinking about how nice it would be), a dual fuel system installation might just be your chance to have both. Keep reading and we’ll explain.

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