Heat Pumps

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A&E Plumbing, Heating, and Air is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Hood River, OR, and its surrounding area. A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from indoors to outdoors or from outdoors to indoors. For homes with no access to natural gas, heat pumps offer an efficient and reliable solution for heating and cooling.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

In the winter, a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer, the process reverses, and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside like an air conditioner. Heat pumps do this so well that many people in warmer climates exclusively rely on a heat pump for year-round comfort. For those living in colder climates, they use electric-powered heat pumps in conjunction with their gas or oil furnace resulting in lower heating costs.

Heat pumps work with a series of coils drawing energy from air, water, or the ground. In this way, they are very environmentally friendly and are the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps also work extremely efficiently, because they simply transfer heat, rather than burn fuel to create it. This makes them a greener alternative to traditional gas or oil furnaces. Though you may think you’re unfamiliar with them, they traditionally heat swimming pools and hot tubs, so you most likely have come in contact with them and not even known it.

Different Types of Heat Pumps

There are three types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source, and geothermal. As mentioned above, they collect their heat from the air, water, and outside-your-home ground and concentrate it for use. Call A&E Plumbing, Heating, and Air to discuss the basic differences between these types and which one would work best for you and your home.

Are Heat Pumps Expensive?

Installation costs of heat pumps are higher than with a traditional furnace or air conditioner, but the savings over time in annual energy costs make up for the difference in five to ten years. Performing proper operation and maintenance of your heat pump will also save you money, as you’ll use less energy, thus resulting in less cost. Be sure to ask your HVAC professional for the proper thermostat setting and the indoor pump’s fan operation. Not following the recommended guidelines can inhibit the maximized running of the pump and can degrade the unit itself. Regular maintenance can prevent degradation as well. Consistent filter changing or cleaning is necessary for a well-running heat pump. Seasonal cleaning of coils and fans go a long way in preventing poor energy efficiency that can end up costing you more money. The energy difference between a well-maintained system and a neglected one can be anywhere from 10 to 25 percent.

To determine the appropriate type of heat pump for you, which can be contingent upon the geography and climate around your Hood River, OR or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 541-387-3311 or request service online for an evaluation.

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Heat Pump Installation in Portland, OR 97219

“John was very prompt in getting back to me by phone. We didn’t get connected right away, but he was patient with me not answering his calls. He explained what the thermostat setting problem was and fixed it right away. He also answered all my questions. Rick C, & Jamie were prompt in getting me connected with John, and Mike and Nick did a great job with the installation of heat pump system.” – Gary M.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Lyle, OR 98635

“Always fast and reliable.”

– Scott T.

Heat Pump Repair in Corbett, OR 97019

“John did an excellent job getting the new system to run correctly. Both Barrie and Alex were superior during installation.”


Heat Pump Repair in Goldendale, OR 98620

“Dan does a great job and explains what’s going on”

– Cecil B.

Heat Pump Installation in Dallesport, OR 98635

“I really appreciate the exceptional service that I received today from the technician, Randy.
Randy installed a filtration device on a water pump. He was punctual and arrived in the morning. It is nice to receive a text that he is on his way. Randy explained the service and maintenance. We discussed future maintenance. Randy is a professional. I love the service that I have received from A&E on both plumbing and HVAC. Can’t go wrong with this company and the top-notch employees!”

– Elaine R.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Gresham, OR 97055

“Matt was great! On time and was very informative when describing what needed to happen next. He is very personable and I could tell he is an expert at what he does. Thanks Matt!”

– Dan B.

Heat Pump Repair in Gresham, OR 97089

“Matt was great! Great service and advice.”

– mike A.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Corbett, OR 97019

“We know Matt from past visits. He is very easy to talk with and he is efficient in checking our system. He volunteered to dispose of my used filter. Very helpful in answering my questions. A real pro.”

– Dave S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Hood River, OR 97031

“Dan carefully look at our dual fuel system and advised on means to improve its performance.”

– David J.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Cascade Locks, OR 97014

“Dan was personable and efficient.”

– Joe P.

A&E Plumbing, Heating, and Air proudly provides HVAC service to the Hood River, Oregon, and The Dalles, Washington, area communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 541-387-3311, or request service online today.