Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Does Your Heat Pump Have Dirty Sock Syndrome?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

It sounds either totally ridiculous or like something reserved for your clothes dryer, but it is in fact a very real problem that you can encounter with your heat pump: dirty sock syndrome. Named for the unmistakable smell that accompanies dirty gym socks, dirty sock syndrome doesn’t involve actual socks but rather an issue that causes a potent dirty sock smell to emit from your heat pump system and into your home. (more…)

What Is the Reversing Valve and Why Does It Matter?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Heat pumps in cooling mode essentially work like a whole home air conditioning system: they remove heat and humidity from your living spaces and return cool air in its place. However, heat pumps have a key component that makes them very different from air conditioners: the reversing valve. Without this valve, your heat pump wouldn’t be able to cool or heat your home. So what is this valve? Let’s take a look. (more…)