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 Maintenance in Lyle, OR 98635

“As usual, prompt good service” – Ken W.

Heat Pump Repair in Stevenson, OR 98639

“Andrew was professional and knew what he was doing.”

– ken s.

Heat Pump Installation in Carson, OR 98610

“Thank you Karin, Josh, Jake, Fernando, and Alan for a job well done. We are so impressed with your service and professionalism from start to finish. I appreciated how you sent me notification of who was coming (including a picture of the tech), and how Karin wore booties in our home. Your crew is very respectful, professional and efficient. Thanks for listening to our needs and guiding us to the right decision. Would recommend you to anyone needing help with home comfort.”

– Beth R.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Glenwood, OR 98619

“Prompt, checked thermostat, heat pump, furnace. Thorough, pleasant, answered questions, very pleased with service”

– Debbie S.

Heat Pump Repair in Trout Lake, OR 98650

“Very knowledgeable and patient. Educated me a lot on the workings of the system”

– Dan G.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Parkdale, OR 97041

“I got lucky and got same day service. We got a error code with new heater. Skylar was great at letting us know what was going on. Great service. Thanks”

– Jason A.

Heat Pump Replacement in Gresham, OR 97009

“Very positive experience. Rick Coleman was perfect:
– Excellent pre-visit communication
– Prompt
– Efficient
– Knowledgeable about products/features, availability, pricing, tax credits, scheduling. Everything we asked about!
– Excellent follow up communications.”

– Jeff H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Gresham, OR 97080

“Couldn’t ask for better service!”

– John H.

Heat Pump Installation in Husum, OR 98672

“He and another man were installing a new heat pump and I went to check on them. Everything was well in hand and they were done in about 90 minutes and didn’t need anything from me.”

– Beverly E.

Heat Pump Replacement in Sandy, OR 97055

“Matt was very informative and knowledgeable. Was a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend him for a service or maintenance on your equipment.”

– Maria S.

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.