Heat Pumps Articles

Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

August 13, 2021
Heat Pump and Traditional HVAC System

You should know the pros and cons of AC systems, furnaces, and heat pumps, and which one might be best for your household.

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Three Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat Pump

January 26, 2021
Happy couple making organic juice

Geothermal heat pumps have been in use since the 1940s, heating and cooling homes in the Greenback area efficiently and thoroughly. They use the constant temperature of the earth for their heat transfer medium instead of the outside air temperature as air-source systems utilize. Speak to one for our A & L Heating and Air professionals about the different geothermal heat pump options available.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?

November 23, 2020
heat pump family

When it comes to staying warm during the cold winter months, folks in Maryville love their heat pumps. Fast, reliable, and cost effective to use, heat pumps are a popular choice in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry.

But what if it’s freezing outdoors and your heat pump starts blowing cold air?

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Transitioning Your Heat Pump

September 29, 2020
A residential heat pump central air conditioning and heating unit sitting outside a home.

One reason Tennessee 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.

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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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