Why Your Heat Pump Won’t Send Out Heated Air

February 22nd, 2021
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The point of getting a heat pump is so that your home can enjoy both heating and cooling from a single system. There is no reason to purchase a heat pump and only use it for one job—that’s a waste of money and potential!

Sometimes, however, your heat pump might end up wasting its potential all on its own. You set the thermostat to provide the house with a comfortable warm temperature on a cool day, and the heat pump turns on, you can hear the blower fan and feel the air coming from the vents … except the air from the vents is either room temperature air or cool air. What’s wrong? Does this call for heating repair in Conway, AR?

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The Benefits of Radiant Heating for a House

February 8th, 2021
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What is radiant heating? Not many homeowners are aware of what makes this type of heating different from the “standard” options found for home heating in Conway, AR. In this area, most homes rely on forced-air heating. If you’ve used a furnace (gas or electric) or a heat pump in the past to provide comfort to your house, you’ve experienced forced-air heating. These systems operate by heating up air and then using blower fans to push the air into the rooms of a house. 

Radiant heating doesn’t use a fan and doesn’t heat the air. What it does instead is raise the temperature of an object in a room, and then heat waves from that object radiate into the space and warm other objects they contact, without heating the air in between. This is the heat you’ll feel coming off asphalt on a sunny day, or from the heating elements in an electric range when it’s turned on.

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How Duct Leaks Can Worsen Your Winter

January 25th, 2021
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How often do you think about the ductwork in your home? Unless you actually work in the HVAC industry or home construction, the answer is probably not that much. After all, residential ductwork is designed to hide out of sight in walls and up in the attic, and when you can’t see it you don’t think much about it.

But bad ductwork can turn into a problem for your household, and this winter you may find yourself facing leaking ducts that will make the season less enjoyable for several reasons. 

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Why Isn’t the Furnace Heating the Home Evenly?

January 11th, 2021
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Now that you’re running your furnace regularly for the colder weather of winter, you expect to get heat all around the house. That’s why you have a central furnace, after all! Not every room will get to the same temperature because of the way heat rises and other factors, such as insulation. However, you have a good idea what an even spread of heat feels like when your furnace is on.

And right now … you’re not feeling it. Some places in the house are colder than others, and you’re hearing complaints from family. People are looking for space heaters, and you’re wondering if maybe you should crank up the thermostat.

Don’t do that: uneven heating is often a sign you need to have heating repair in Conway, AR from our pros. There are several different problems that may lie at the heart of the issue:

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When to Replace Your Furnace Rather Than Repair It

December 28th, 2020
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One of the big questions for home comfort is “repair or replace?” It’s the “to be or not to be” of the HVAC world, but thankfully it has much easier answers. With the help of our Conway, AR furnace professionals, you can soon find out if it’s a better choice to leave aside the repairs for your old furnace and schedule a replacement with us. We’re dedicated to always doing right by our customers, no matter how hard it is, and we’ll provide you with honest answers about your heating system.

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Be Wary of These Gas Furnace Sounds

December 14th, 2020
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Although furnaces are built to run quieter than ever, there’s no way to completely eliminate the sounds of the blower fans and the gas burners. In fact, people often take comfort in these gentle noises as a simple part of the soundscape of the winter. Maybe not as comforting as the crackle of the fire in a hearth, but something similar. 

Then there are the odd sounds that gas furnaces can make—ones that aren’t cozy. They may be loud, sudden, or just strange, but they’re often the way your gas furnace warns you that’s something wrong that may require calling professionals. (And you absolutely must have professionals when it comes to repair services for your furnace in Conway, AR. Amateur work on a gas furnace can create safety hazards, and in many jurisdictions only certified technicians are legally permitted to do the job.)

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Why the Heat Pump Is a Great Option for Comfort

November 30th, 2020
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If you’re thinking about replacing your aging electric furnace this year because it’s just no longer dependable or it costs too much to run, we have a suggestion: look into installing a heat pump Conway, AR. Our climate is well-suited to the way a heat pump works, which is similar to an air conditioner—with the exception that it heats as well as cools. All it takes is an adjustment on the thermostat to switch a heat pump between these modes.

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Tips for Lowering Heating Bills This Coming Season

November 16th, 2020
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We’re not in winter yet, but the cooler weather will affect our homes soon—and that means turning on our heating systems to stay comfortable.

Are you dreading having to do this because you don’t like the way your utility bills start to rise? That’s a common reaction. Heating costs money; there’s no way to avoid that. But you may be spending more than necessary because of locked-in habits, equipment problems, or simple mistakes.

We’re experts at not only cooling homes in the Conway area, but heating them. We prize efficiency, and we have advice you can use this fall and winter to pull those heating costs down to something reasonable.

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Install a New Heating System and Get Free Preventive Maintenance

November 2nd, 2020
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The fall chill is in the air. Now is the time to ask yourself: “Is my home’s central heater in good shape to handle the coming winter temperatures?” If your answer is, “I think so,” you’re probably in good shape … but you definitely need to schedule regular maintenance with our team to make certain. You should schedule maintenance even if you think your heater is in terrific shape, because maintenance is what helps any heater stay in peak form. A well-maintained heater will rarely malfunction, last for many years, and enjoy high energy efficiency.

But what if you think your heater is over-the-hill and you need a new one? There’s no time better than the fall to call us to arrange for a new heating installation in Conway, AR. We install all types of furnaces and heat pumps, and we can locate the ideal new heating system for your house. 

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iWave Technology Helps Fight Coronavirus in Homes!

October 22nd, 2020
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We’re concerned about the health of your family, which is why we install the finest indoor air quality products to remove harmful contaminants.

Right now, the biggest IAQ concern families have is about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19). We are thrilled to announce that the iWave family of products we install has been proven through independent lab testing to significantly reduce a wide range of many pathogens in the air and on surfaces, including the novel coronavirus. Tests using proprietary NPBI™ technology shows that iWave systems reduce SARS-CoV-2 by 99.4% after 30 minutes in the chamber.

We provide several different IAQ installations to make your home healthier. Speak to us today to find out more details about the iWave as well as the other products we offer.

Dewees HVAC proudly serves the Conway Area. Call to find out more about our indoor air quality improvements for homes.

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