A&E 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 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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“Karen was phenomenal! She helped us make the best choice for our family and worked hard to get our family heat ASAP! I couldn’t appreciate her attention to our needs more!
Tyler and Jeremy came out two days after we met with Karen. They were prompt and professional, and incredibly thoughtful! Ultimately we got an amazing heat pump installed quickly and professionally…. just days before Christmas! These people truly care! Thank you so much!”
– Karlie F.
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“Just completed a heat pump install from A and E Heating. Their whole team was great, from initial call back, price quote, install and even coordinating the electrical work. The office staff, field quote (John Fulmer) install team (Tyler + his coworker…..didn’t remember his name) were all top notch. It was a clean install and they made it look easy… even though I’m sure it wasn’t. And here is a big one that puts them on the top of the list…..real simple…they called back….. which is more than I can say about a couple of their competitors. Thanks again!!!”
– Randy H.
Heat Pump Installation in Hood River, OR 97031
“We recently had a new furnace and heat pump installed. Your workers, Mitchel, Jake, and Tyler were professional and pleasant to work with. They answered all our stupid questions and installed our system like real professionals. They left the home clean and protected our floors. I would highly recommend these men for any project that comes our way. Again, it was a pleasure to work with these fine men.”
– James F.