Heat Pumps Articles

Geothermal Basics

February 10, 2020
Geothermal Layout

Geothermal heating is a convenient way to heat up your household using the Earth’s natural heat. They last longer, are safer for the environment, and even generate less noise than a conventional system.

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Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Like It’s Burning?

December 31, 2019
Cartoon picture of a girl smelling a bad heat pump.

You turn on your heat pump, and you smell something burning. What should you do? Who should you call first, the fire department or your HVAC technician? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn…

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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

November 18, 2019
Bolts and english wrenches on wooden table. Heat pump maintenance tips.

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 Making Loud Noises?

February 8, 2019
Elevated View Of Young Couple Lying In Bed Covering Their Ears With Pillow.

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 A & L Heating and Air a call at 865-856-8797 to schedule a repair visit. We’ll be able…

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What is a Heat Pump and How Does it Work?

January 4, 2019
Air conditioning heat pumps on the side of a house

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 it 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 home and…

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