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Summer Electrical Tips

Posted On: June 22, 2020

The sun is out, kids are jumping in the pool, and you’re ready to fire up the grill: summer is here! The only problem with summertime is that people often neglect proper electrical safety. While there are always electrical hazards in a home with electricity, summertime presents additional risks, which you and your family should…

What Is a Heat Pump?

Posted On: June 22, 2020

What is a heat pump? This is a very common question for HVAC professionals, as heat pumps are an often misunderstood marvel of engineering and design. In the simplest sense, a heat pump “pumps heat” from one place to another, moving heat out of your home when you want it cooler, and pumping heat into…

5 Air Conditioner Troubleshooting Tips

Posted On: May 31, 2020

Air conditioning systems are essential to staying cool (and sane) during the Richmond summer months! While Short Pump Heating & Air is always available and equipped to handle any HVAC problem, we want to provide some basic troubleshooting tips if your air conditioner stops working. Make sure your thermostat is set properly – Sometimes fixing…

Signs Your Air Conditioner May Need Replacing

Posted On: May 31, 2020

Who doesn’t love the summertime? The days get longer, the sun shines brighter and the temperatures get hotter. But when it gets a little TOO hot, we all usually head inside to enjoy cool, refreshing temperatures from your trusty old air conditioner. So how do you know when it’s time to replace your HVAC system? Frequent…

How Can I Be Sure My HVAC System Operates at Optimum Efficiency?

Posted On: May 1, 2020

According to energystar.gov, the average home spends about $2,200 per year on energy bills. About half of that can be attributed to heating and cooling costs. So, how can you be sure your HVAC system is operating at its optimum energy efficiency? Routine Air Filter Maintenance Your furnace or indoor air handler will have an air filter…

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