Cyclone Contracting Blog

What Is a Heat Pump?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 13, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Heat pumps are energy efficient alternatives to conventional heating and cooling systems (such as furnaces and air conditioners). A single unit can both heat and cool a space effectively and has the potential to save you a lot of money on heating and cooling costs.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, air source heat pump, heat pump

Bryant Evolution Extreme Heat Pump

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on May 7, 2014 11:54:00 AM

The Bryant Evolution Extreme heat pump (Model 280A) is an industry-leading machine with variable speeds that provide maximum efficiency. With top-of-the-line heating and cooling performance capabilities, this system offers premium comfort for you and your family. 

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, ames indoor air quality, air source heat pump, heat pump

Tips for Buying the Right Water Heater

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Apr 30, 2014 4:59:00 PM

When making the decision whether or not to buy a new water heater, or even which new water heater to purchase, there are a lot of important factors to consider. You need to think about how many people are living in your home, the type, availability, and cost of fuel that will be used, and energy efficiency ratings of different types of heaters.

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Topics: Water heaters, air source heat pump, heat pump, ames water heater

Tips for Choosing the Right Air Conditioner

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Apr 18, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Are you looking to buy a new cooling unit for your home? Is your current system not sufficiently keeping you comfortable during those hot summer afternoons? Have you gone without for too long, and are you ready for a change for the better? There are many reasons for buying a new air conditioning system. Before rushing off to the store, be sure you know exactly what you need so that you can effectively, efficiently, and affordably purchase the air conditioner that is right for you.

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Topics: ames air conditioning, ames heating and cooling, air source heat pump, heat pump

Take Control of Your Energy Costs With an Efficient Heat Pump

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 20, 2014 6:50:00 PM

Recent fluctuations in the prices of natural gas and propane have had many consumers paying unexpectedly high heating bills this winter.  Because the future costs of petroleum and natural gas are unpredictable, relying less upon these products is the surest way to control your energy costs.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, air source heat pump, Geothermal Energy

Keep Your Heat Pump in Top Shape With Regular Maintenance

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jan 9, 2014 8:58:00 AM


If you use a heat pump for heating and cooling your Ames home, you have made a smart choice.  According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat pumps produce up to four times the amount of energy they consume, making them much more efficient than many other heating solutions.  Proper maintenance maximizes this efficiency. In fact, a well-maintained heat pump may consume 10-25% less energy than a neglected one.

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, air source heat pump

Cyclone Contracting Heat Pump Guide

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 26, 2013 9:00:00 AM

As the only Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer in Story County, Cyclone Contracting installs a lot of heat pumps in the Ames, Iowa area.  We have found that our customers have many of the same questions.  If you are considering a heat pump for your home, look over these frequently asked questions to acquaint yourself with the product.

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Topics: air source heat pump, heat pump maintenance, heat pump

Air Source Heat Pumps

Posted by John Campbell on Jul 9, 2013 8:45:00 AM

 

How an air source heat pump works

An air source heat pump (ASHP) works by using liquid refrigerant moving through copper coils both inside and outside the home to transfer heat from the exterior air to the living space.  Even cold air contains some heat.  The refrigerant extracts heat from the outside air and evaporates in the coils located outdoors.  It then flows to the coils inside the home, where it recondenses and releases the extracted heat.  In warm months, the flow can be reversed so that the heat pump works as a cooling system.

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Topics: air source heat pump, heat pump maintenance, heat pump

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