Commercial Heat Pumps: Advanced Technology

Commercial Heat Pumps: Advanced Technology

Five Star Mechanical is always enthusiastic about Commercial Service for heat pumps. But we also know that you may not think about them until the cold weather arrives. We understand your desire to have a heat pump to keep you warm during the winter months. There are many questions we get about heat pumps. We decided to dedicate two blogs to this topic and answer the most common questions. This is the first part of the blog. It focuses on how to prepare your heat pump for cold temperatures. Also, what to look out for to help you identify a problem that you or a Commercial Service technician may be able to repair.

Let's start with the basics. How does a heat pump work?

Although it is common to use a furnace and heat pump interchangeably, they are different devices. Heat pumps use electricity to transfer heat. In the summer heat pumps heat from your home to deposit it outside, while in winter heat pumps heat inside your home. There are three types: air-to–air (the most popular), geothermal, or water source. All three types of heat pumps are energy-efficient and can help you save money each month on your energy bills.

Heat pump problems solved

Although no heat pump system is perfect, there are some issues you can identify and possibly solve. A Five Star Mechanical Commercial Service technician can fix your heat pump better than you. Call a certified technician at any hour of the day.

It is not the beginning

A tripped electrical circuit breaker and/or a blown fuse are two signs that your heat pump is malfunctioning. If that fails, you can reset the circuits and fuse and turn the heat pump back on. However, if this does not work, you should call a Five Star Mechanical Commercial Service technician for a complete inspection.

Blowing cold air

Although it may seem obvious, you should not set your thermostat to "Cool" from the beginning. After you've made sure that the thermostat is set to "Heat", look at the refrigerant levels to see if there are any leaks. Five Star Mechanical's Commercial Services department should be contacted immediately if coolant levels drop or if you notice a leak. An expert technician will check that the outdoor compressor and coolant lines are in good condition.

Problems with drainage

You will see dripping or leakage if your heat pump isn't draining properly. This excess water can freeze inside and out of your heat pump unit during winter, which can cause damage. You can avoid this by placing your heat pump on a solid surface high enough to prevent snow and rain from completely submerging it. It is possible to have your filters changed regularly and ensure that the coils remain dry.

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Commercial HVAC Service & Maintenance

It is vital to maintain your business' safety and comfort by servicing your heating and cooling system on a regular schedule. Modern cooling and heating systems are extremely efficient, but they require regular maintenance in order to be at their best. Regular maintenance can reduce the lifespan of your furnace or air conditioner system by half. Contact us today to get a customized maintenance plan that suits your building's requirements!


Our HVAC specialists are certified to protect your business. Commercial Service believes that your HVAC system should be able to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter, and that you should feel safe and comfortable in the air you inhale. Your HVAC system shouldn't cost you a lot. Our highly trained Seattle/Tacoma technicians will provide you with the best heating and cooling solutions.

Sometimes you can do smaller jobs before calling us. However, if you're not comfortable carrying out the tasks, you can use our Online Portal to make an appointment for a repair. Five Star Mechanical Commercial Service is available 24/7 if you attempt repairs but notice no improvement or worsening.

Commercial Service is the best choice for these HVAC products:

1) Rooftop Units
2) Boilers
3) Pumps
4) Chillers
5) Cooling Towers
6) Heat Exchangers
7) Backflow prevention
8) Geothermal HVAC systems
9) Energy Ventilators
10) Furnaces
11) Air Conditioners
12) Air handlers
13) Humidifiers
14) Dehumidifiers
15) Heat pumps
16) Radiant floor heating systems

Need More Info? Contact Five Star Mechanical at - (253) 852-8284