Heat Pumps Articles

How Do I Troubleshoot Short Cycling Heat Pumps?

December 12, 2023
Young woman feeling cold in her Athens, OH home. Wants to know why heat pumps turn on and off frequently. Airclaws blog image.

Homeowners generally favor heat pumps for their efficiency. However, a number of common issues can cause them to run very inefficiently. When your unit turns on and off continuously, this can significantly drive up your energy bill and damage its parts.

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Geothermal Basics

October 7, 2022
Image of 3D model of home with heat pumps being ran from the ground to the floor of the home. Geothermal Basics.

In this day and age when everyone is concerned about the world’s limited resources and the impact of energy usage on the environment, it’s encouraging to know sustainable solutions are being developed and improved upon. Geothermal heating is one of those technologies that holds the potential to significantly change the way you heat your Logan home.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

November 12, 2021
Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up? Frustrated male employee discussing contract details over the phone. He is looking at documents in his laptop, holding phone, fling arms in an angry gesture, trying to find solution.

Our team at Airclaws 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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How to Determine Heat Pump Efficiency

September 15, 2021
How to Determine Heat Pump Efficiency

If you are in the market for a new heat pump, efficiency is probably a key factor in your search. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has a universal ranking system for heating and cooling units that serves to help.

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5 Things You Should Know About Geothermal Maintenance

February 28, 2021
5 Things You Should Know About Geothermal Maintenance

Unlike a traditional furnace or air conditioning system that requires regular and sometimes monthly maintenance, a geothermal heat pump system is much more efficient and does not require the same frequency of attention. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), there are approximately 50,000 geothermal heat pumps installed in the United States each year.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

January 31, 2021
Heat Pump Versus Furnace

Looking to install a new heater in your Logan 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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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

April 16, 2020
Tools for Maintenance

Most of us tend to take our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for granted. As long as they are working, it’s easy to go on day after day without thinking about them. But, like most other things, taking care of your HVAC system through regular maintenance is critical to keeping it in good…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?

December 30, 2019
Man trying to stay warm after realizing his heat pump is freezing up and blowing cold air throughout his home.

When it comes to staying warm during the cold winter months, folks in Nelsonville love their heat pumps. Fast, reliable, and cost effective to use, heat pumps are a popular choice in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. But what if it’s freezing outdoors and your heat pump starts blowing cold air? At Airclaws,…

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Why is My Heat Pump Tripping My Circuit Breaker?

January 16, 2019
heat pump tripping circuit breaker in Amesville

Heat pumps can cause your circuit breaker to trip for a variety of reasons. Though it might be frustrating, remember your circuit breaker is there to protect you. A trip may just be a fluke, but repeated tripping indicates an error that needs to be corrected. To help you identify potential problems, Airclaws came up…

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Geothermal Heating

December 12, 2018
Cozy cabin with fire pit in the mountains of North Carolina

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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Three Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat Pump

October 19, 2018
dad and son

Geothermal heat pumps have been in use since the 1940s and heat and cool homes wonderfully. They use the constant temperature of the earth for their heat medium instead of the outside air temperature. In Amesville, OH, area, there are many options specific for this climate and terrain. Different models offer many possibilities for more…

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Does a Geothermal Heat Pump add Value to My Home?

April 25, 2018
Geothermal green energy concept. Eco friendly house with geothermal heating and energy generation. Vector illustration.

Geothermal is a significant investment for any homeowner, and you never know if you might move before you reach your payback period. What most people want to know is how much value will a geothermal system add to the value of their Athens, Ohio, home. Geothermal is an amenity that appraisers will refer to as…

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Transitioning Your Heat Pump

October 23, 2017
Parents and kids walking dog in forest

As cooler fall temperatures approach, you will need to transition your heat pump from being a cooling source to supplying heat. It is time to schedule maintenance before temperatures drop and you need the heating system to function properly. Things You Can do at Home: Replace the air filter. Remove any growth from a two…

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