Bob and Tim were at a retail store where the manager had called and said there was no cooling. The system was a 5-ton heat pump. After talking to the manager, Bob and Tim turned the thermostat to the “fan on” position to see if there was power to the unit and the indoor fan started. The heat pump was a split system, so they went up to the roof.
The AccuComfort™ Platinum 20 Variable Speed Heat Pump delivers precise and efficient comfort by running at the exact speed needed to maintain a home’s ideal temperature within a half degree of the selected comfort setting.
In this month’s troubleshooting situation your customer is requesting a second opinion on a proposed repair to their air-source heat pump. The homeowner originally called for service when they noticed that the house wasn’t cooling down as they would like.
When high-end equipment does not live up to consumer expectations, the culprit is almost always improper installation. The bottom line: Properly sizing, selecting, and installing HVAC equipment is critical to ensuring energy efficiency and comfort.
A fair number of consumers do not mind spending more for a system that provides premium comfort, higher efficiency, and is aesthetically pleasing — especially if it’s going to be installed in a high-end home.
Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps up 12.2 percent
June 15, 2015
United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 673,360 units in April 2015, up 3.8 percent from 648,404 units shipped in April 2014, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
PowerWise has announced the availability of new smartphone and web controls for mini-split heat pump systems. Mini-split users can now control temperature settings online, as part of an energy management dashboard. Users can set up to eight heating and cooling periods.