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Understanding the Defrost Cycle on Your Heat Pump

The defrost cycle of a heat pump system is crucial to maintaining its optimal performance and for ensuring the longevity of your heating and cooling investment.

When a heat pump is performing in its heat cycle it is typically doing so in the cooler winter months. When the ambient air temperature outside of your home is cool and the relative humidity is high, it can carry more water vapor than normal. This set ups a condition wherein frost might form on the surface of the much colder outdoor coil. If left unattended, this frost covering will interfere with the optimal operation of the heat pump, which costs you money. To correct this occurrence, the auto defrost cycle on your heat pump becomes activated to remove the frost.

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HVAC Repair Versus Replacement

Your heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system may be showing its age. Perhaps you’ve noticed a marked drop in performance or more find that you are requesting more frequent service calls just to stay comfortable. It’s time to begin considering rising repair costs verses a full HVAC system replacement. How soon should you replace an HVAC system? Should you keep repairing your system and when would a modern, more efficient system provide a better return on your heating and cooling investment? When determining repair verses replacement, there are many factors to consider. Let Boyd Service Company provide some clarity and look at both sides of this important decision.

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Are Extended Warranties Really Worth the Price?

When you purchase a new heating & air conditioning system, it comes with a standard manufacturer’s warranty. This warranty is usually only a limited 5 year part warranty. That means that diagnostic charges, labor, refrigerant, freight or any other fees will not be covered. If you have any of these “other” issues, the cost will be…

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An Ounce of Prevention

Your HVAC unit is probably the third largest investment you will make. You depend on your system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Be good to it & it will be good to you! Regularly scheduled maintenance can extend the life of your system by keeping it in good working order longer than…

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What’s In a name?

Boyd Heating and Cooling has been a locally owned and operated heating and air conditioning service provider since 2008.  We strive for customer satisfaction in everything we do. We still specialize in commercial, residential and emergency services on all major brands, and offer free estimates and financing on equipment replacement. Our founder, Joe, began serving…

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Now Hiring

We currently have two open positions we’d like to fill with the right people before the weather heats up. Please know however, we are not a “hire you now, let you go later” kind of company. We are looking for honest, hard-working people that take pride in, and stand behind they work they do. We’d like to…

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Carbon Monoxide

What is Carbon Monoxide?   Carbon monoxide, or “CO,” is an odorless, colorless gas that can kill you.   Where is CO found?   CO is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and…

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Costs of Comfort

Why does it seem that heating and air companies are so secretive about their prices? You need to know what your investment will be before making an informed decision on your equipment purchase. Ballpark estimates are usually not good for either party; you or the company. They are very rarely ever in the right ballpark. Is your equipment…

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