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Heat Pump Repair Vs. Replacement

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on November 23, 2017

Anyone with an aging heating and cooling system is going to ask themselves, when is it time to replace a unit rather than repair it?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions of homeowners: When is it best to repair vs. replace? Often a heat pump doesn’t need to be replaced, but sometimes it does.

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Topics: Heat Pumps

Heat Pump Vs. Furnace, Which Is Better?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on November 15, 2017

In Central Virginia, a heat pump isn’t typically enough to heat a home throughout the entire winter. Some alternative heat source must be available when temperatures get their coldest; however, furnaces aren’t the only alternative heat source available.

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Topics: heat pump, furnace, Gas Furnace, heat pump estimate

Emergency HVAC Repair in Richmond

Posted by Leigh Sanford on November 10, 2017

Murphy's Law states "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”. That seems to be the case when you add cold weather, weekends, and heating systems. Our furnaces and heat pumps only seem to have issues when we need them the most.

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Topics: HVAC Service, Emergency HVAC Help, fix furnace, furnace repair, heat pump repair, fix heat pump

What to Expect During an HVAC Tune Up

Posted by Leigh Sanford on November 10, 2017

Are you taking the initiative to keep your heating and cooling system in great shape by scheduling semi-annual HVAC tune ups?

Whether you’re proactive and have it scheduled or are considering a tune up, it’s good to know what to expect!

Not all tune ups are created equally. In fact that $59 tune up may seem like an awesome deal - until you find out it only includes a small checklist of items.

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Topics: heat pump, hvac, air conditioner, tune up, Heating and Cooling Maintenance

How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Single Heat Pump Unit

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on November 09, 2017

At some point, some part of your heating and air system is going to break down or wear out, and you will have to replace it. For any homeowner, this is a costly enterprise, but it may be especially costly if you have a large house with several heat pumps.

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Topics: Cost of Heat Pump

What's The Average Cost Of A Heat Pump?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on November 02, 2017

The cost of a new heat pump depends on the size of the system needed for your home and depends on the type of the system being installed, but there are many other factors that may impact the overall cost of a heat pump.

If you have existing ductwork, the heat pump itself usually runs somewhere between $2,000 and $8,000, depending on the size of the unit. The cost of a heat pump installation will typically fall somewhere between $800 and $1,500 depending on the complexity of the project.

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Topics: heat pump, air handlers, hvac, Heat Pump Rebate, Cost of Heat Pump, Dominion Rebate

How Much Does an HVAC Tune-Up Cost?

Posted by pkendig on October 26, 2017

If you’re trying to figure out how much a basic HVAC tune-up is going to cost, keep in mind that the price varies depending on a few factors, like:

  • size of the system
  • age of the equipment
  • complexity of your system
  • regularity of service
  • necessary repairs

If any serious problems are found during the tune-up, the repairs will impact the overall cost of the visit.

The best HVAC technicians recommend preventative maintenance to help you avoid problems down the road.

One thing is for certain though, regularly servicing your HVAC equipment extends the life of the system and will end up saving you more money in the long run.

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Topics: hvac, tune up, Cost of Heat Pump, HVAC Service

Heat Pump Buying Guide

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on October 24, 2017

How Many Estimates Should I Get?
(And Other Commonly Asked Questions)

If you’re in the market for a heat pump, there are a few things you should keep in mind before settling on a vendor. First and foremost, don’t just go with the first company that gives you an estimate (even if that’s us!). You owe it to yourself to explore a few of the heat & air companies in the area.

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Topics: heat pump, heat pump estimate

Importance of Heat Pump and Furnace Tune-ups in Fall

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on October 12, 2017

Notice those cooler nights? A slight chill in the breeze? Increasing fluctuations in daily highs and lows? All are signs that fall is on its way, and that means it's time for heat pump and furnace tune-ups.

By getting on your HVAC expert's books in the late-summer or early-fall, you'll make sure your heat pump or furnace work reliably and efficiently the first time you need them and throughout the winter season.

Procrastinate a scheduled HVAC tune-up and you're likely to regret it!

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Topics: HVAC Tune Ups

What's So Important About HVAC Tune-Ups?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on October 05, 2017

Just about every home in Richmond, VA has a heating and cooling system. As a homeowner, it's extremely important for you to tune up your HVAC system on a regular basis. Listed below are seven reasons why your HVAC unit requires regular, preventative maintenance.

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Topics: HVAC Tune Ups

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