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

6 HVAC Myths Busted

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 17, 2014 2:42:48 PM

So many homeowners succumb to myths about their heating, cooling, and ventilation systems, believing them to be true. Don’t be one of them! By busting these myths and uncovering the truth, you will be able to save money and waste less energy at home.

 

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Topics: ames heating and cooling, heat pump maintenance, heat pump, ames hvac

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

Should I Get a New Air Conditioner or a Heat Pump for My Home?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Apr 7, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Does your home currently rely on window air conditioning units to stay cool in the summer, or is its existing central unit on its last leg?  If so, now is the time to address an important question. Which is the more beneficial option for long-term cooling, a replacement air conditioner or a heat pump?  Both are much more effective than window units as whole-home options, since most window air conditioners are only made for individual zones.

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

Is a Geothermal System Right for My Home?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Mar 20, 2014 12:30:00 PM

If you have considered a geothermal system for your home in the past and decided that the initial expense was too high, now is a good time to revisit the question. You may benefit from the split geo systems now available, which can save you money by allowing us to utilize many components of your existing system.  Many local utility companies serving Iowa customers provide rebates for geothermal (ground source) heat pumps.  Rebates for installation by HVAC SAVE certified contractors have nearly doubled.  Combined with substantial federal and state tax incentives, geothermal systems are offering an unprecedented return on investment for your home.

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Topics: heat pump, Geothermal Energy

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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