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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

January 16, 2021

Our team at Pacific Air 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 Maintenance Tips

November 13, 2020

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 working order.

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Transitioning Your Heat Pump

April 4, 2020

One reason Washington homeowners love heat pumps is they function as an all-in-one unit. Instead of purchasing and maintaining a separate furnace and air conditioning system, you can simply transition your heat pump from the heat setting to the cooling setting and vice versa as seasons warrant.  Our Pacific Air Heating & Air Conditioning team…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Making Loud Noises?

May 16, 2019

Just like any home appliance, heat pumps can be expected to make some level of noise. Unusually loud noises, however, typically indicate a problem with…

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How Can I Get My Heat Pump to Last Longer?

February 8, 2019

Heat pumps can last around 15 years, but your HVAC unit’s lifespan is dependent on several factors. Here are 5 steps you can take to make it last longer…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

December 17, 2018

Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently? However, internal errors can cause them to run extremely inefficiently. When your unit turns on and off continuously, this can drive up your energy bill significantly and damage its parts, leading to both repairs and part replacements. This phenomenon is known as short cycling. When…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

November 5, 2018

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. If your heat pump were to keep running without being tripped, it may cause an electrical fire! For this reason, don’t reset your circuit breaker more than…

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What is a Heat Pump and How Does it Work?

October 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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