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Deciding On A Heat Pump? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

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Lady On Laptop-Benefits Of A Heat PumpIf you live in an area with relatively moderate winters, you have a number of practical options to consider for your home heating system. Top among these options is the heat pump, a device that draws heat from other sources instead of generating it internally like a furnace.

Discover everything you need to know when it comes to using a heat pump for your home heating including features and benefits.

Features And Benefits To Consider When Deciding On A Heat Pump

Here are some of the key points to consider when determining the suitability of a heat pump for your heating needs.

Furnaces vs. Heat Pumps

Furnaces are direct heat generation devices. When you turn them on, they burn a fuel source (most often natural gas or propane) or run electricity to an internal component called a heating element.

In contrast, heat pumps are heat transfer devices. When you turn them on, they pull heat from a nearby location and transfer that heat to your home’s interior with the help of a blower. Most heat pumps extract the heat they use from the outside air. This may sound counterintuitive, but it works quite well unless you live in a region with truly frigid winters. A heat pump may also extract heat from a geothermal source such as the ground or any nearby body of water.

Ducted vs. Ductless Heat Pumps

Ductless Split System Heat PumpIn most cases, heat pumps transfer heat to your household’s interior through a connected network of ducts, which run through unfinished indoor space to room openings called registers.

However, a specific type of heat pump, called a ductless mini-split heat pump, does not rely on a ducting network. Instead, houses with this type of device have small, individual heating units installed in various rooms. Tubes called conduits run from these units directly to the outside of the home before meeting up at the heat pump. As a rule, ductless units rely on outside air as their heat transfer source.

Features That Improve Heating Performance

Some heat pumps are designed with features that significantly improve their efficiency or other aspects of their overall performance. Examples of these desirable features include blowers that can run at two or more speeds, the ability to adjust the heat pump’s heating capacity as needed, and backup burners that can keep the incoming air at an acceptable temperature during cold snaps. A ductless mini-split heat pump also lets you improve efficiency and performance by setting up separately controlled temperature zones inside your home.

The Potential For Energy Savings

Heat Pump Energy SavingsSince heat pumps don’t generate their own heat, they can potentially save you a lot of money in energy costs. In fact, in a best case scenario, you can save up to 75 percent on your heating bills if you rely on a heat pump instead of a traditional furnace or electric furnace.

Heat pumps can also save you money because they typically operate more efficiently than furnaces. Compared to an electric furnace, use of a heat pump can shave a third or more from your monthly operating costs.

Still Unsure Of What Type Of Heating System You Should Get For Your Home?

If you’re still not sure which heater is best for you and your family, call the experts at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating. Our experienced technicians can help you choose the best unit for your needs.

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The Importance Of Clean Commercial Indoor Air Quality

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What You Need To Know-Commercial IAQ-Bruce’s Air ConditioningYou might not be able to detect the invisible hazards in your building but it doesn’t mean they aren’t there. The commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) in many buildings contains nearly 2 to 5 times more pollutants than the air outside.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has laid down standards that govern the comfort and ventilation of what are considered ‘healthy buildings’. Buildings that don’t measure up to these standards are considered ‘unhealthy buildings’.

There can be a fine line between what a healthy or unhealthy building actually is, however, it doesn’t change the fact that the occupants need to have good air quality if they are going to be healthy and happy. Many times, asthma and allergies that people suffer from are due to poor indoor air quality in the buildings where they work or live. That’s why Bruce’s Heating & Air Conditioning’s IAQ services in Chandler, AZ of are so valuable.

Indoor Air Quality Products

At Bruce’s Heating & Air Conditioning we are aware that it’s much less expensive to put in preventative measures for moderating indoor air quality, than it is to repair one. Our IAQ products and services include:

  • Air purifiers
  • Total home humidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats
  • The innovative Trane CleanEffects™ and more!

Benefits Of Clean Commercial IAQ

The benefits of keeping your commercial building’s indoor air quality clean and fresh are great, including:

  • Lower operating costs
  • Minimized legal exposure
  • Comfortable work spaces & living spaces
  • Reduced risk of illness or disease from poor indoor air quality
  • Greater employee production
  • Healthier workers and tenants

The Experienced And Dedicated IAQ, Heating And Cooling Experts

Bruce’s Heating & Air Conditioning has been operating in Chandler, Arizona since 1972. We’ve been keeping families cool and comfortable with our expert heating and cooling services for more than 40 years. Our services have landed us in the Top Ten rankings of Arizona Business Magazine’s “Ranking Arizona” and we’ve been there for 5 consecutive years. We offer 100% Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction. You can trust Bruce’s Heating & Air Conditioning with your IAQ, as well as your heating and cooling needs.

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What Regular Maintenance Do Air Conditioning And Heating Systems Need?

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Regular HVAC Maintenance-Bruces Air ConditioningRegular, as well as annual HVAC maintenance is necessary for keeping HVAC systems functioning effectively and efficiently. Discover the regular maintenance that air conditioning and heating systems need.


Regular HVAC Maintenance Services

The following are the different types of HVAC maintenance services needed.


General HVAC Maintenance

All HVAC systems have certain similar components such as condensate drains and pans, control systems, thermostats and parts that require lubrication. The regular maintenance of all HVAC systems should encompass the cleaning and lubrication of moving HVAC components, check-up and unclogging of condensate pans, as well as repair and or replacement of worn out parts. Thermostat settings and HVAC controls should also be checked and set accordingly to guarantee the proper functioning of an HVAC system. Our technicians have the skills and the expertise to inspect and provide services on all HVAC components and on all HVAC brands.


Air Conditioning Maintenance

Air conditioners have condensers, filters and evaporators that condition air appropriately. Scheduling spring and fall AC maintenance (tune-up) which can include an inspection, cleaning, lubrication of parts, thermostat and blowing air temperature check and more to ensure that your air conditioner is running smoothly and properly. Regular air conditioning maintenance can help your system run more efficiently, save energy and last much longer.


Heating System Maintenance

Heating systems use one form of fuel or another to generate the necessary heat. Schedule heating maintenance once to twice per year (preferably before it gets cold). Key aspects of heating system maintenance should include the cleaning of the blower assembly and inspection and adjustment of fuel-feeding components such as gas nozzles, electrical fuses/ sockets and gas outlets/ combustion points. Neglect of fuel sources cannot only reduce the effective functioning of a heating system, but can also be a health hazard as leaking gas can affect breathing, and faulty fuel sources can spark a fire.


Benefits Of A Well-Maintained HVAC System

HVAC systems should be properly inspected, cleaned, dusted and maintained to preserve efficient functionality and long life. Well-maintained heating and air conditioning systems will give you the peace of mind that you deserve.

We here at Bruce’s Air Conditioning and Heating are fully equipped and staffed to provide our Phoenix metro, commercial and residential clients with complete HVAC maintenance services as well estimation, installation, repairs and replacement of HVAC systems and components. Follow us for more great articles on heating and air conditioning and more.

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Can Air Conditioning Be Installed During Any Time Of Year?

Can Air Conditioning Be Installed During Any Time Of Year - Bruces ACIf you are like many homeowners looking to replace their old, worn out air conditioning units, you may be wondering when the best time is to have your new unit installed. Many people choose to wait until late spring or early summer to have their air conditioner serviced or replaced.

While this may work for some people, the optimal time to replace your unit is actually during the cooler fall and winter months. There are a couple of reasons that this time of year is best.

Why It’s Actually Better To Install Your Air Conditioning During The Cooler Months


Faster Service

If you have ever called an air conditioning repair company on the first hot day of the year, you know how busy things can get. Waiting until this time of the year to have an outdated unit replaced can leave you waiting and waiting for service. This is because air conditioning repair companies are bombarded with service requests due to failing units.

By scheduling your air conditioning installation during the cooler months, you can easily schedule your appointment at your convenience and get a service man out to your home quickly!


Better Prices

One of the ways you can save money on your unit installation is when air conditioning repair companies offer discounts on services. This is a great way for them to gain business and for you to save a few dollars. Even if the company is not offering a discount you may still be able to save money on the hourly service rate as it’s less busy and easier to install air conditioning units in a comfortable temperature than it is in sweltering heat. This means your technician will be able to complete the work faster than they would if they had to take multiple breaks due to the heat.

If you know that your air conditioner is on its last leg, you should plan on replacing it with a new unit in the cooler months. This will allow you to save money both on the unit and the installation. Many utility companies offer rebates to individuals installing new units. This rebate is often decreased the closer we get to summer.

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