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Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

August 23, 2021

We all take climate control for granted these days. In winter, we expect warmth from our heating system; in summer, we demand the cool comfort of air conditioning. Most Norfolk homeowners don’t give that a second thought—until the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system breaks down and replacement decisions need to be made. Today, the majority of homes either use a conventional air conditioner (AC) and furnace combination or a heat pump. Our team at Air Handlers is well-versed in the difference as well as the benefits of each type of system.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

February 27, 2021

Our team at Air Handlers regularly gets calls about frozen heat pumps. Though common, a heat pump freeze-up usually means your system’s components are not working correctly. Sometimes you can fix it yourself. But oftentimes, you will need to call a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professional, like us, as the problem may require a part replacement or complex repair.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

December 15, 2020

Looking to install a new heater in your Norfolk home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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What Is a Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

June 6, 2019

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside like an air conditioner.

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What Is A Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

December 18, 2018

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your…

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Geothermal Basics

October 19, 2018

Geothermal Heating capitalizes on the fact that temperatures in the earth remain fairly constant when you dig just a few feet below the surface. Whether you live somewhere that temperatures fluctuate or somewhere with a more constant temperature, the temperature below the surface stays relatively the same. This is because the ground absorbs 47% of…

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Heat Pump Facts

September 26, 2018

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your…

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