Heat Pump Cold Weather Issues

Heat pump cold weather issues are normally misunderstood. No wonder. Even the heat pump "experts" recite many well-worn heat pump myths. So let's review the most important heat pump issues related to cold air and cold weather. My heat pump blows cold air....

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Myth: Heat Pumps are not efficient in cold weather

We have been conditioned to expect our appliances to cycle. The refrigerator turns off and on. The basement sump pump cycles. The clothes dryer runs until the clothes are dry and then turns off with a friendly melody letting you know that it has completed its job. If...

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When to use Emergency Heat on a heat pump

Emergency Heat sounds like a wonderful feature for a heating system. It sounds comforting to push the "Power Boost" button during the blizzard. Especially in times of a winter emergency as defined by our central Indiana weather personalities on TV. I am...

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2017 Geothermal Tax Credit Information

How does the 2017 geothermal tax credit work? We cannot offer you any tax advice, but be aware that the geothermal tax credit has been revived and is retroactive for residential geothermal systems installed in 2017. Here's what we know. A "tax credit" is the best they...

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Heat Pump Cold Weather Issues

Heat pump cold weather issues are normally misunderstood. No wonder. Even the heat pump "experts" recite many well-worn heat pump myths. So let's review the most important heat pump issues related to cold air and cold weather. My heat pump blows cold air....

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My Basement is Cold

A finished basement in the Midwest is a great feature for your home. It should be a comfortable retreat for a cold winter evening where  you can pop some corn and watch a movie. But what if your finished basement is too cold? This is a common problem. Here's what's...

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