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Geothermal Basics

November 15, 2022
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Geothermal heating has been around for more than five decades. It’s the process of using the Earth’s natural heat, just under the surface, to warm your home’s air and water as well as cool your home in the summer.

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What Is the Value of a Geothermal Heat Pump to My Home?

January 18, 2022
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Compared with conventional HVAC systems, a geothermal system seldom requires major maintenance or repairs.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

February 12, 2021
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Homeowners generally favor heat pumps for their efficiency. However, a number of common issues can cause them to run very inefficiently. When your unit turns on and off continuously, this can significantly drive up your energy bill and damage its parts.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

November 13, 2020
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Heat pumps can cause your Orcas Island home’s circuit breaker to trip for a variety of reasons. Though it might be frustrating, remember your circuit breaker is there to protect you. A trip may just be a fluke, but repeated tripping indicates an error that needs to be corrected.

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

September 30, 2019

You turn on your heat pump, and you smell something burning. What should you do? Who should you call first, the Bellingham 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,…

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Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

December 18, 2018
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Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in Bellingham, WA, are a heat pump and a furnace. But which one to choose? Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Here are some things to consider to help you in your decision-making process.…

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Three Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat Pump

October 15, 2018

Geothermal heat pumps have been in use since the 1940s and heat and cool homes wonderfully. They use the constant temperature of the earth for their heat medium instead of the outside air temperature. In Bellingham, WA, area, there are many options specific for this climate and terrain. Different models offer many possibilities for more…

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Video – What is A Heat Pump?

April 23, 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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Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance

November 29, 2016

One of the benefits of having a geothermal system for your Washington home, is the minimal maintenance it requires. Unlike a traditional furnace or air conditioning system that require regular and sometimes monthly maintenance, a geothermal heat pump system is much more durable and does not require the same frequency of attention. There five things…

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Transitioning a Heat Pump from Cool to Heat

September 27, 2016

As cooler Washington temperatures approach, you will need to transition your heat pump from being a cooling source to supplying heat. It is time to schedule maintenance before temperatures drop and you need the heating system to function properly. Tasks for the homeowner: Replace the air filter. Remove any growth from a two to three…

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