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 Repair in Stevenson, OR 98648

“Arrived on schedule, explained the problem and my guess. He checked it out right away and fixed it. Plugged the service breaker back in and everything is back to normal. Glad it didn’t take any longer due to the hot weather we’re having.” – Gary M.

Heat Pump Installation in Hood River, OR 97031

“Very pleased with the service from A&E on the installation of our heat pump. From Karin’s quick response time, and all around knowledge, to Tyler and Ron doing an excellent job on the install, and taking the time to explain the process and how the thermostat works, was really appreciated.”

– Amber S.

Heat Pump Installation in Parkdale, OR 97041

“The experience was exceptional from start to finish. Ron and Tyler were professional, friendly and efficient. Ron explained everything he was doing as he went along. We are very pleased with the equipment, the sales process and the installation. Thank you.”

– Donald B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Wishram, OR 98673

“Friendly and did an excellent job. Very informative as far as letting you know what was being done and why. Went above and beyond what was expected!!!”

– Dennis H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Stevenson, OR 98648

“Routine semi-annual maintenance/check up. 45min. Showed us the air purifier unit you carry. Sent an estmate later. Don’t know about the checklist, but it was completed without any fixes mentioned. Unit has been working without any problems.”

– Gary M.

Heat Pump Maintenance in The Dalles, OR 97058

“Dan was our service technician and did a great job. Was on time and was very good at explaining what he was doing and also very informative.”

– Susan D.

Heat Pump Maintenance in White Salmon, OR 98672

“Excellent Service once again. Service Tech (Andrew) was on time, very competent and professional. A&E changed over our old GeoThermal 3+ years ago and we are extremely pleased with the new units. A&E is by far the best HVAC contractor in the Mid-Columbia Gorge.”

– Stephen F.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Underwood, OR 98651

“Overall, Dan provided excellent service!”

– John B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in The Dalles, OR 97058-4555

“Professional and on time.”

– Raymond W.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Underwood, OR 98651

“Very professional. I received a photo of technician prior to arrival. Will use A&E again in the future and recommend to friends.”

– Theresa R.


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.