how a heat pump works

Heat Pump Systems

In South Carolina’s climate, a heat pump is the most energy efficient way to heat or cool your home.  Heat pumps extract heat from a source and transfer it (link to How a Heat Pump Works).  In the summer, a heat pump takes heat from inside your house and sends it outside; in winter, it takes heat from the outside air and brings it inside.  It can cost up to 50 percent less to operate a heat pump than a pure electric heating system just using electric heat strips. A heat pump is truly an all-in-one home comfort system.

We here at McKeown’s Heating and Air Services provide maintenance and repairs on heat pumps. We also install new and replacement heat pump systems for residential homes, mobile homes, and manufactured homes.

If your heat pump is more than 10 years old, you should consider replacing it with an ENERGY STAR®-rated model that has a SEER of 14 minimum. These high-efficiency units can save up to 20 percent – and sometimes much more – on heating and cooling costs.  If your current equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up, it’s a sign that it’s time to replace your heat pump.  To make sure you get the best performance, make sure your new heat pump is the right size for your house.  The wrong size can reduce your new system’s efficiency by up to 30 percent, increasing your electric bill and possibly shortening your system’s lifespan.

9 DEC 2018

Heating Repairs Underway During Winter Storm!

A winter storm has brought havoc across much of the nation as it crawled east Sunday, pummeling the Southeast to include South Carolina with snow and sleet. McKeown’s Heating and Air Services is out working in this nasty weather doing heating repairs to Gas Packs, furnaces, and Heat Pumps, doing our best on keeping residents warm and safe.

9 DEC 2018

McKeown’s Heating and Air Services out working during the winter storm on 9 DEC 2018.

Emergency officials were bringing in extra staff and cautiously monitoring whether ice accumulates under all the snow, making travel increasingly dangerous. McKeown’s Heating and Air Services utilizes four-wheel drive vehicles so we can reach customers in extreme weather conditions.

Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte N.C., estimated that half a million customers will lose service across the Carolinas. Duke Energy is bringing crews in from Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, and Virginia to respond to power outages. It typically takes Duke 12 to 24 hours to “fully assess damage from a significant weather event, even while simultaneously restoring power,” a Duke Power release” said. We recommend everyone to get either a backup generator or gas space heaters in case power is lost.

Our motto is “Your Comfort Comes First” that also includes everyone is safe and sound in weather like this.

How Heat Pump works

Heat Pump Troubleshooting

Are you facing heat pump problems? If yes, then go through this article to understand the tips for troubleshooting heat pumps.

Troubleshooting Heat Pump Problems

A brief knowledge about the parts of a heat pump will help in an easy diagnosis of the heat pump problems. The basic components include an evaporator (circulating fans), reversing valve, condenser (refrigerator coil) and a compressor. Prior to starting with heat pump troubleshooting, turn off the power supply at the main circuit breaker. Following are some of the common heat pump problems and ways to troubleshoot them:
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Mobile Home Heating and Air Conditioner Services

McKeowns Heating & Air Services specializes in Mobile Home Air Conditioning and Heating repair, maintenance and installation.

From servicing, repairing or replacing old heating and air conditioning equipment in your mobile home to installing new complete heating and air conditioning systems in both new and older mobile homes, we will be glad to serve you.

mobile home HVACSince 1997 we have provided mobile home owners in Chester and Fairfield Counties with a full and wide range of Heating and Air Conditioning services. We specialize in the maintenance, repair and installation of energy efficient HVAC systems for both mobile homes and modular homes.  Read More

Residential Heating Repair

Heating Repairs

Regardless if you need a tune-up, furnace or heat pump repairs, McKeown’s Heating and Air Services can help your home with all of your heating repair needs.

Our Heating Repair Services

  • Heating Repair
  • Furnace Repair
  • HVAC Repair
  • HVAC Maintenance
  • Central Heat
  • Heat Pumps
  • Heating Installation
  • HVAC Installation
  • Furnace Upgrade
  • Electric Heat
  • Inspection
  • Estimates

 

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Repair

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Offering 24-hour Service, 365 Days a Year

Our emergency repair technicians are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to repair your heating unit, cooling unit, heat pump or HVAC.  Read More