Cyclone Contracting Blog

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

How HVAC SAVE Can Cut Your Heating and Cooling Costs

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 27, 2014 4:30:00 PM
What is the HVAC SAVE program?

The System Adjustment and Verified Efficiency (SAVE) program trains and certifies contractors in testing and adjustment of HVAC equipment so that they can determine the functioning efficiency of a unit and make adjustments as appropriate.  Providing this continuing education to contractors helps to ensure that heating and cooling equipment is installed and maintained in a way that supports maximum energy efficiency.

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Topics: ames air conditioning, ames heating and cooling, ames furnaces, heat pump maintenance, ames hvac

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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