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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

July 17, 2023

In some ways, heat pumps have an edge over the traditional combination of a furnace and central air conditioning (AC) unit. However, no two households are the same, and each option has its pros and cons.

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Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

December 14, 2022

We all take climate control for granted these days. In winter, we expect warmth from our heating system; in summer, we demand the cool comfort of air conditioning. Most Las Vegas homeowners don’t give that a second thought—until the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system breaks down and replacement decisions need to be made. Today, the majority of homes either use a conventional air conditioner (AC) and furnace combination or a heat pump. Our team at A-1 Mechanical is well-versed in the difference as well as the benefits of each type of system.

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4 Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump

April 29, 2022

While many of the more efficient products have a higher initial cost than a conventional furnace or air conditioner. A good rule of thumb is the more you invest up front, the less you will pay in the long run. It is up to you to decide which heat pump is best for your budget.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

March 31, 2022

A heat pump freeze-up usually means your components are not working correctly. To help sort things out, here are the six usual suspects.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

January 31, 2022

Is your heat pump turning on and off continuously? This phenomenon is known as short cycling. Here are four reasons this is happening.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

November 15, 2021

Looking to install a new heater? The two most popular choices are heat pumps and a furnaces. Here a quick comparison to find the best choice.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Hot Air on the Cool Setting?

September 17, 2021

Is your home’s heat pump blowing hot air on the cool setting? Here are five reasons this issue might be happening.

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Heat Pump and Conventional HVAC

Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

August 13, 2021

Our trained professionals would be happy to explain the intricacies of different air conditioning systems, furnaces, and heat pumps.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Making Loud Noises?

June 30, 2021

Is your heat pump making a loud noise? Our team wants to share five most common heat pump noises and what to do.

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Transitioning Your Heat Pump

April 30, 2021

Wish to change your heat pump’s setting? Our A-1 Mechanical team wants you to know how to make this transition safely and effectively.

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