Heat Pump System Technical Articles and Buying Guides

In this section of the Heat Pump Reviews website, we'll help you learn more about heat pumps commonly found in homes and residential use. When you look below the title of each article, you can narrow your topic selections by clicking on the tags, or keywords, that are used to catalog the heat pump articles.

Average Installation Cost for Heat Pump Systems

Average Installation Cost for Heat Pump Systems

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Key Factors Affecting Heat Pump Efficiency

Key Factors Affecting Heat Pump Efficiency

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Dual Fuel and Hybrid Heat Pumps Explained

Dual Fuel and Hybrid Heat Pumps Explained

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How Hybrid and Dual Fuel Heat Pumps Work Have you seen the terms dual fuel and hybrid heat and wondered what they mean? They refer to the same concept – a heat pump that can be installed in a system... more


5 Ways to Save money on a New Heat Pump System

5 Ways to Save money on a New Heat Pump System

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Heat Pump System Money Saving Tips Saving money on a new heat pump can be done if you know how to go about it. Most consumers today are eager to spend less when possible, and these 5 tips for saving money... more


Is Heat Pump Repair a DIY Project?

Is Heat Pump Repair a DIY Project?

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Should You Try to Repair Your Heat Pump Yourself? Homeowners who tackle home projects for enjoyment or necessity wonder whether or not fixing a heat pump is a DIY project. Much of the maintenance of a... more


How To Get the Right Size Heat Pump for Your Home

How To Get the Right Size Heat Pump for Your Home

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Heat Pump Sizing | Why Does it Matter? Getting the right size heat pump for your home is a very important process. It makes as much difference to the comfort of your home and the durability of the system... more


Best Way to Install a Heat Pump in a Cold Climate

Best Way to Install a Heat Pump in a Cold Climate

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Cold Weather Tips for Installing a Heat Pump Heat pumps are now a viable option in very cold weather. For decades, heat pumps were primarily installed where winter temperatures rarely dipped too far below... more


Benefits of Variable Speed Air Handlers and Heat Pumps

Benefits of Variable Speed Air Handlers and Heat Pumps

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Buying a New Heat Pump? | Choose an Air Handler with Variable Speed for the Most Benefit If you’ve been shopping for heat pump systems, you’ve been faced with the decision of choosing a single-speed... more


5 Common Heat Pump Problems that May Require a Service Call

5 Common Heat Pump Problems that May Require a Service Call

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Heat Pump Issues that Could Require Service Calls As you consider buying a heat pump, you may want to know what can go wrong. Here are 5 common problems that may require a service call. We use the term... more


2017 The Year Of The Heat Pump

2017 The Year Of The Heat Pump

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The Popularity of Heat Pumps in 2017 There are many ways to heat your home. Besides all of the traditional methods are some new innovations and other sources of heat to consider. The market for heat pumps... more


Learn How to Diagnose and Repair Heat Pump Problems

Learn How to Diagnose and Repair Heat Pump Problems

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Heat Pump Problems: A Troubleshooter’s Guide Heat Pump Problems: Outside unit will not start Possible Solutions: Defective circuit breaker, disconnected wires, defective thermostat Heat Pump Problems:... more


Four Advantages of Heat Pumps over Hot Water Heating

Four Advantages of Heat Pumps over Hot Water Heating

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Heat pumps have several advantages over a hot water heating system. This guide briefly explains both systems and outlines the benefits heat pumps have over hot water heating. How Heat Pumps and Hot Water... more


3 Features of Heat Pumps that May Increase the Price!

3 Features of Heat Pumps that May Increase the Price!

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3 Features That Increase The Price What features make heat pumps cost more? There are several that can significantly increase the cost of the system, though none of them are essential. Here are the 3 heat... more


Reviews of the Best Rated Heat Pumps for 2015

Reviews of the Best Rated Heat Pumps for 2015

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Heat Pumps with the Best Ratings in 2015 Heat pumps have improved over the last few decades, and they are growing in popularity once again. Whether you live in a warmer climate and need a standard heat... more


Do Heat Pumps Replace Central Air Conditioners?

Do Heat Pumps Replace Central Air Conditioners?

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Do Heat Pumps Replace Central Air Conditioners? Can you replace a gas furnace/air conditioner system with a heat pump? That’s a question many homeowners ask as they consider the next heating and cooling... more


Solar Powered Heat Pumps, The Sunny Truth!

Solar Powered Heat Pumps, The Sunny Truth!

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Solar Powered Heat Pumps, The Sunny Truth! Solar powered heat pumps are units that are powered by a solar panel that is added to the system. The heat pump itself is typically a standard air source heat... more


2012 Top Rated Heat Pump Brands

2012 Top Rated Heat Pump Brands

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Heat Pumps with the Best Ratings in 2012 The top rated heat pump brands for 2012 share many common factors. They make high-efficiency models that reduce energy use and utility bills. Their product lineups... more


Comparison of Geothermal and Air Source Heat Pumps

Comparison of Geothermal and Air Source Heat Pumps

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Geothermal Versus Air Source Heat Pumps, Which is the Best Choice for You? In a comparison of geothermal and air source heat pumps, each one has its benefits that are likely to sway your opinion of which... more


Best Type of Heat Pump to Install in a Small Home Addition

Best Type of Heat Pump to Install in a Small Home Addition

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Have a New Home Addition? | Choose the Best Heat Pump for the Space There are several options for the best type of heat pump to install in a small addition. They include a standard air source heat pump... more


Best Heat Pump Systems for a Tight Budget

Best Heat Pump Systems for a Tight Budget

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Tips to Save Money on Your Heat Pump Purchase What’s the best heat pump system when money is tight? Depending on how much space you have to heat and cool, there are two options that stand out. Air Source... more


3 of the Highest Efficiency Heat Pump Systems for your Home

3 of the Highest Efficiency Heat Pump Systems for your Home

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Choose One of These Heat Pump Systems for Maximum Efficiency Heat pumps are becoming more efficient than ever, saving money on energy costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Many homeowners are... more


MiniSplit Heat Pumps Versus Split Systems

MiniSplit Heat Pumps Versus Split Systems

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The Differences Between Split and MiniSplit Heat Pump Systems How do minisplit heat pumps compare with standard heat pump split systems? When homeowners are looking for the best way to heat and cool their... more