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HVAC Systems For Greenville Homeowners: What Is A Heat Pump?

Posted by Michael Kamps on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 01:51 PM

Different Types of HVAC Systems: What Is A Heat Pump?

You may have heard the advertisements for mini-split systems and wondered what those work. Before we can get into that, we need to define what a heat pump is. In order to understand what a heat pump is, you need to grasp what is called the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, which states:

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Tags: Thermal Dynamics, HVAC Systems, Air Conditioning, Heat Pump

Home Air Conditioning - 'Thermostat Wars'

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Jul 09, 2013 @ 05:47 PM

Let's See How Many Grand Rapids Area Homeowners Can Relate To Any Of This.

Even the best-matched couple can come to 'blows' over the temperature setting in their home. "Thermostat Wars' result when one spouse or the other runs hotter or cooler than the other's. As a result, one either swelters or freezes indoors while the other is perfectly content -- except for that nagging feeling that their partner is uncomfortable. However, most homeowners struggle with comfort which is related to more than just body metabolism. It has more to do with inter-related systems, underperforming systems of the home or design flaws.

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Tags: Thermostat, Cooling, Comfort, Air Conditioning

Buying A New Air Conditioning System: Efficiency Ratings.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 03:23 PM

Air Conditioner Efficiency Ratings

Every homeowner in the Greenville, Rockford and the Cedar Springs area who is thinking about replacing their air conditioning system should understand the equipment manufacturers efficiency ratings. You may have heard that air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces have come a long way in the last 10 years. The most energy efficient air conditioner of 10 years ago is the bottom end of the units available today.

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Tags: Ratings, Energy Efficiency, Buying A/C, Air Conditioning