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What to Expect During an HVAC Tune Up

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on September 10, 2018

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

SEER Ratings & How to Find Them

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on March 02, 2018


Do you know the SEER rating on your existing heat pump or central air conditioner? Effective January 1, 2015, the US Government required that split system heat pumps and central air conditioners installed in the Southeastern Region of the United States of America to be at least 14 SEER. (that includes us here in Hanover County and the metro Richmond area as well)!

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Topics: energy efficiency, Air Conditioning, seer, seer rating, seer rating requirement, hvac, heat pump

Heat Pump vs. Furnace, Which Is Better? | Howell's Heating & Air

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on January 11, 2018

In Central Virginia's climate,  the ideal scenario is to have a furnace serve as the alternative heat source when you have a heat pump system.  Installing both a heat pump and furnace is not always financially feasible. In this article, we’ll discuss a few factors that will help settle the heat pump vs furnace argument and hopefully lead you to the right decision.

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

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

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

York Affinity Series High-Efficiency Heat Pump

Posted by Rich Krider on September 28, 2017

The York Affinity Series is a premier line of residential heat pumps and has a variety of features that make it an ideal heat pump for residential homes in Richmond, Virginia. We've installed a lot of heat pumps over the years, and this is one of our favoirites. Here's why....

 


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Topics: heat pump, york, hvac

How to Choose The Right Heat Pump for You

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on July 03, 2017

Living in Central Virginia means you get all four seasons; and as beautiful as the weather is, it’s also important to keep the temperature of your home comfortable without costing you a fortune.

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Topics: heat pump, energy efficiency

What You Need to Know About AC Systems Vs. Heat Pumps

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on June 29, 2017

The term "heat pump" might not sound all that appealing when you're A/C breaks down in the middle of the summer. However, heat pumps, like air conditioners, are designed to blow conditioned, cool air during the warmer months.

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Topics: Air Conditioning, heat pump

How to Know When It's Time to Replace a Heat Pump

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

Though we’re winding down the winter season here in Richmond, VA with some pretty extreme temperature fluctuations, we’re not completely out of the woods yet and still have a few more months of cold winter weather to go.

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Topics: heat pump, Cost of Heat Pump

7 Home Heat Loss Culprits that You Need to Know About!

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on December 19, 2016

Do you have any idea where heat is escaping from your home? Doors and windows are usually the first things people think about when it comes to escaping heat, but those aren’t the only places heat might be leaking out of your home.

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Topics: heat pump, energy efficiency

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