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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

January 29, 2021
Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up? | Franklin, TN, Frustrated male employee discussing contract details over the phone. He is looking at documents in his laptop, holding phone, fling arms in an angry gesture, trying to find solution.
Our team at The Tedder Company regularly gets calls about frozen heat pumps. Though common, a heat pump freeze-up usually means your system’s components are not working correctly. Sometimes you can fix it yourself. But oftentimes, you will need to call a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professional, like us, as the problem may require a part replacement or complex repair. Continue Reading

How to Determine Heat Pump Efficiency

November 23, 2020
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If you are in the market for a new heat pump, efficiency is probably a key factor in your search. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has a universal ranking system for heating and cooling units that serves to help. Continue Reading

Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

March 20, 2020
A pile of tools representing the equipment that may be needed to get a maintenance inspection on your home's heat pump.
Most of us tend to take our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for granted. As long as they are working, it’s easy to go on day after day without thinking about them. But, like most other things, taking care of your HVAC system through regular maintenance is critical to keeping it in good… Continue Reading

Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?

December 29, 2019
man trying to stay warm and figure out why his home's heat pump is blowing cold air.
When it comes to staying warm during the cold winter months, folks in Franklin love their heat pumps. Fast, reliable, and cost effective to use, heat pumps are a popular choice in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. But what if it’s freezing outdoors and your heat pump starts blowing cold air? At… Continue Reading

How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

December 16, 2019
Woman looking out winter window after realizing how she can save money on her heating bill.
Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are bigger projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life to help reduce your heat… Continue Reading

Three Reasons to Consider a Geothermal Heat Pump

December 14, 2018
Happy couple making healthy organic juice in kitchen
Geothermal heat pumps have been in use since the 1940s and heat and cool homes wonderfully. They use the constant temperature of the earth for their heat medium instead of the outside air temperature. In the Murfreesboro, TN, area, there are many options specific for this climate and terrain. Different models offer many possibilities for… Continue Reading

Why Is My Heat Pump Turning On and Off Frequently?

October 22, 2018
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Homeowners generally favor heat pumps for their efficiency. However, internal errors can cause them to run extremely inefficiently. When your unit turns on and off continuously, this can drive up your energy bill significantly and damage its parts, leading to both repairs and part replacements. This phenomenon is known as short cycling. When a heat… Continue Reading

Will Geothermal Heat Pumps Add Value to Your Home?

October 5, 2018
Geothermal green energy concept.
Geothermal Energy is a significant investment for any homeowner, and you never know if you might move before you reach your payback period. What most people want to know is how much value will a geothermal system add to the value of their home. Geothermal is an amenity that appraisers will refer to as contributory… Continue Reading

Heat Pumps and AC Units – What’s The Difference?

July 19, 2018
Air conditioning heat pumps on the side of a house
Whether you have a new construction or remodel, or it is simply time to replace your HVAC system’s components, you will eventually need to make the decision about installing a heat pump or air conditioner/furnace system. The question begs to be asked: What is the difference between a heat pump and a traditional air conditioner/furnace… Continue Reading

How do I Know if I’m Using My Heat Pump’s Auxiliary Heat?

February 6, 2018
How do I know if I’m using my heat pump’s auxiliary electric heat all the time and costing myself a lot of extra money? This is a common question here in Murfreesboro, TN. Heat pumps are highly efficient, but they can be confusing as well. In order to take advantage of their efficiency, you need… Continue Reading