ac repair columbia

Furnace and Heat Pumps

Advanced Features to Look for in a Heat Pump

I thought this article was cool to read as we approach winter. We at Cool Crafters provide great heating and AC repair service !

A number of innovations are improving the performance of heat pumps.

Unlike standard compressors that can only operate at full capacity, two-speed compressors allow heat pumps to operate close to the heating or cooling capacity needed at any particular moment. This saves large amounts of electrical energy and reduces compressor wear. Two-speed heat pumps also work well with zone control systems. Zone control systems, often found in larger homes, use automatic dampers to allow the heat pump to keep different rooms at different temperatures.

Some models of heat pumps are equipped with variable-speed or dual-speed motors on their indoor fans (blowers), outdoor fans, or both. The variable-speed controls for these fans attempt to keep the air moving at a comfortable velocity, minimizing cool drafts and maximizing electrical savings. It also minimizes the noise from the blower running at full speed.

Many high-efficiency heat pumps are equipped with a desuperheater, which recovers waste heat from the heat pump’s cooling mode and uses it to heat water. A desuperheater-equipped heat pump can heat water 2 to 3 times more efficiently than an ordinary electric water heater.

Another advance in heat pump technology is the scroll compressor, which consists of two spiral-shaped scrolls. One remains stationary, while the other orbits around it, compressing the refrigerant by forcing it into increasingly smaller areas. Compared to the typical piston compressors, scroll compressors have a longer operating life and are quieter. According to some reports, heat pumps with scroll compressors provide 10° to 15°F (5.6° to 8.3°C) warmer air when in the heating mode, compared to existing heat pumps with piston compressors.

Although most heat pumps use electric resistance heaters as a backup for cold weather, heat pumps can also be equipped with burners to supplement the heat pump. Back-up burners help solve the problem of the heat pump delivering relatively cool air during cold weather and reduces its use of electricity. There are few heat pump manufacturers that incorporate both types of heat supply in one box, so these configurations are often two smaller, side-by-side, standard systems sharing the same ductwork. The combustion fuel half of the system could be propane, natural gas, oil, or even coal and wood.

In comparison with a combustion fuel-fired furnace or standard heat pump alone, this type of system is also economical. Actual energy savings depend on the relative costs of the combustion fuel relative to electricity.

To learn more about heat pumps, see operating and maintaining your heat pump.

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Heating Maintenance tips

Central Air Conditioning Maintenance
With proper maintenance, a new heating and air conditioning unit should last 12-15 years, and can last much longer than that in some cases. With central air and/or window units it’s not only important to have routine maintenance performed on them, but to also use other features that will help you’re A/C run even better. Below are some maintenance tips, followed by some suggestions that will keep your unit from working too hard.

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Filter Replacement

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Changing your HVAC system’s air filters once a month, or as directed by the furnace or filter manufacturer, helps ensure that your system has smooth, uninterrupted air flow.Columbia’s weather can wreak havoc !

New filters can help your system work more efficiently, saving you money in the process. For example, routinely replacing filters in your home’s heating and air conditioning system can account for an energy consumption savings of 5 to 15 percent.

Another HVAC tip from Cool Crafters Heating and Air !

Keep Up With Preventative Maintenance

If you don’t already have a proactive maintenance program for your HVAC system, it’s a good idea to schedule semi-annual service with a qualified HVAC service company like Cool Crafters Heating and Air !

Professional HVAC contractors will make sure that your system is operating at its most efficient settings and that the proper parts or components are in good working order.

Here is a couple of HVAC unit tips

Clean off the outside air compressor with water. A garden hose will do the trick.

Keep all things away from the compressor so that it has a free flow of air.

It is important to have your ductwork professionally cleaned every 3-4 years. This will not only make you breathe a little better in your home, but it will also keep your home from being so dusty. This process can be particularly effective if you have hardwood floors, since carpet will usually grab and hide dust bunnies.

For more tips on hvac maintenance or service and repair needs please click here !

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Furnace repair service Columbia, SC

Quality Replacement Furnaces and Heat Pumps

We carry, install and maintain a complete line of state-of-the-art home furnaces ranging from standard to super high-efficiency. Trusted brands that have been keeping families warm and cozy for generations. Our 2-stage, modulating variable-speed ENERGY STAR®-rated home furnaces offer ultra-quiet operation, plus added comfort and efficiency.

Heat pumps are smart because they actually cool in the summer and heat in the winter. Keep your family toasty in the cold winter months with reliable heat pump and furnace replacement and service in Columbia and Lexington areas. We LOVE what we do.

Heating and Cooling Columbia!

Maintaining properly, a new HVAC Unit  should last 12-15 years, and can last much longer than that in some cases. With central air and/or window units it’s not only important to have routine maintenance performed on them, but to also use other features that will help you’re A/C run even better. We will post some maintenance tips, followed by some suggestions that will keep your unit from working too hard. Cool Crafters continues to give our customers piece of mind , while heating and cooling Columbia !

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Heating and AC Repair In Columbia and Lexington areas

Think of your heating and air unit like a car. It has a motor and runs off a certain type of energy. In the same way that you change your car’s oil, spark plugs, recharge the battery, etc, these HVAC motors also need regular attention to run efficiently and effectively. AC repairs can become costly, so put your preventive maintenance in COOL CRAFTER’S hands. We serve Columbia and Lexington Greater areas !