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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Heat Pump Maintenance in Parkdale, OR 97041
“Very fast, professional and polite service men. Always happy to have the twice a year maintenance completed.”
– Linda M.
Heat Pump Installation in Parkdale, OR 97041
“Very impressed and happy with the entire team it took to order and install our whole house ducting, heat pump, and mini-split units. The two main installers, Ron and Cruz, were very professional and had to figure out some complications due to our roof/crawlspace limitations. They did an outstanding job and I highly recommend this team.”
– Janice D.
Heat Pump Installation in Parkdale, OR 97041
“Only put a 4 because I was surprised at the expense. But, Cruz and Ron did a good job and seemed to be hard workers, I’d give them a 5 star. I am loving my new heat pump!!”
– Cindy M.
Heat Pump Installation in The Dalles, OR 97058
“Had a complete new Heat Pump installed on 4/28/2021. A&E did an amazing job, they were very professional, courteous and went above and beyond. We had two workers that did the install, Tyler did a great job on installing the Furnace and always took the time to explain everything to us, while John worked on the AC unit, we had a round concrete slab that the old unit was sitting on, he was able to remove it and place the new platform over were the old one was, which would of been an eye sore of an area that would of been exposed if he had left the slab were it was. Also would like to thank the consultant Karin, she was so easy to work with, very professional and knowledgeable, So happy with everyone and the job they did, highly recommend this company,”
– Susan D.
Heat Pump Maintenance in The Dalles, OR 97058
“The experience was very positive. The technician was prompt and very courteous.”
– Gene P.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Hood River, OR 97041
“Andrew was pleasant and helpful.”
– Shari S.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Hood River, OR 97031
“John was prompt, efficient and thoroughly explained what he was doing and how our system was working.”
– Steve T.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Mosier, OR 97040
“John was great, very professional.”
– Richard D.
Heat Pump Installation in White Salmon, OR 98672
“The best experience we’ve ever had spending our money. Beginning with Karin, the home comfort consultant, to Tyler and Jonny, the installers. Very professional team. Excellent communication, repeatedly encouraged us to ask questions and answered every one of them. Went above and beyond keeping their work area clean and organized. Yes we would recommend A&E Heating and Air. They’re good at what they do and our new Trane system is awesome.”
– Mike & Phyllis B.