Smart Choice Heating and Air Blog: Archive for February, 2020

Don’t Let this Refrigerant Myth Ruin Your Heat Pump

Monday, February 24th, 2020
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What myth is this? The one that says your heat pump needs a refrigerant refill—what those of us in the industry call a recharge—on a routine basis. The fact is, your heat pump should ideally never need a refrigerant recharge!

We understand how you might have come to this conclusion. You may have been told a few times by other HVAC “pros” that this is an easy fix. The thing is, not only is this literally not an easy fix due to the limited resources of older refrigerant types, but it’s a “fix” you’re paying for over and over and not actually resolving anything. Read on to learn more!

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Heed These Signs of Furnace Failure

Monday, February 10th, 2020
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We can definitely say that our heaters are getting a bit more work than they usually did. Even with a couple of heat waves, our winter so far has actually been, well, cold.

That said, if you have an older furnace or if you skipped maintenance, your furnace is at risk of failing on you. We’d like to help you avoid that as much as possible! The best way to prevent a sudden furnace breakdown is by giving us a call and scheduling maintenance—better late than never!

It would also behoove you to know the signs of furnace failure so you can give us a call right away and fend them off as best as possible. What are these signs? Read on!

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