Heat Pump Articles

4 Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump

March 10, 2023
Image of a heat pump. 4 Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump.

So you are looking to invest in a heat pump. You are not alone––many Americans are making the switch.

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How to Determine Heat Pump Efficiency

January 31, 2022
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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Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

August 31, 2021
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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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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

December 31, 2020
Winter landscape seen through the window, and green plant, why is my heat pump freezing up

Our team at Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning 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

November 30, 2020
person adjusting thermostat, Heat Pump Versus Furnace

Looking to install a new heater in your Hickory 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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Why Is My Heat Pump Making Loud Noises?

November 30, 2018
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Heat pumps can be expected to make some noise. However, unusually loud noises point to a problem. If your system is reaching decibels impossible to ignore, you should turn it off to prevent further damages. Then give Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 704-873-1749 to schedule a repair visit. We’ll be able to…

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Five Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump

October 11, 2018
White clapboard house with a white picket fence

So, you’re looking to invest in a heat pump. You’re not alone – many Americans are making the switch. Why? For starters, they’re generally more efficient than a traditional heating or cooling system. What’s more, they offer both heating and cooling, so they’re versatile. At Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning, we like to help our…

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What is a Heat Pump?

September 21, 2017
This house in Davidson

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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