Heat Pumps Articles

Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

November 5, 2021
Heat Pump Freezing

Our team at Hawley Air 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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Heating Your Home With Your Pond

October 29, 2021
Geothermal

Do you have a pond on your Washington property? If so, you probably enjoy the natural beauty it adds to your lifestyle. Maybe you appreciate being visited by amphibians and waterfowl. Maybe you even utilize it for swimming or fishing. In addition to these uses, did you know you can transform your pond into a heating and cooling source for your Seattle home? With geothermal heat pumps, you may be able to harvest natural heat from the bottom of your pond and transfer it into your home.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

January 28, 2021

Looking to install a new heater in your Seattle 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

March 30, 2020
Tools on a Workbench

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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Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

January 24, 2020
An animated home representing a heat pump and how it works for you home.

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside your home 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…

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 14, 2018

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace. From our team here at Ballard Natural Gas Service, here are six ways your furnace…

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Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance

July 23, 2018

One of the benefits of having a geothermal system for your home is the minimal maintenance it requires. Unlike a traditional furnace or air conditioning system that require regular and sometimes monthly maintenance, a geothermal heat pump system is much more durable and does not require the same frequency of attention. There five things you…

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Heat Pump Basics

October 6, 2016

Heat pumps capitalize 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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What is the Added Home Value of a Geothermal Heat Pump?

March 7, 2016

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 home. Geothermal is an amenity that appraisers will refer to as contributory value.…

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What is a Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

January 8, 2016

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from in to out or from out to in. 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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