Able Heating & Air is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Culpeper, VA, 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 Able Heating & 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 Culpeper, VA or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 540-718-7556 or request service online for an evaluation.
Heat Pump Repair in Locust Grove, VA 22508
“Michael Moore was my technician, and I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, his professionalism and his demeanor. I hope that when the parts come in to do the repair to my heat pump, Able sends Michael to my home to do it. I had complete faith in him.”
– Betty M.
Heat Pump Repair in Locust Grove, VA 22508
“Thanks to Greg for getting to our lake house in LOW promptly. With temperatures in the upper 30s, the house wouldn’t warm up past 60 or so. Greg made some quick adjustments and got everything working as it should. Saved my visiting son from having to leave early.”
– Don D.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508
“Liam was very professional and explained every step of the heat pump tune up process. He was very patient with my questions.”
– John M.
Heat Pump Maintenance in VA 22873
“Michael is a great tech. Prompt, courteous and professional. In addition to the service, we enjoy visiting with Michael!”
– Bob S.
Heat Pump Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701
“Talked to me a lot and showed pictures of my problems. Gave some estimates and pamphlets about services offered. Couldn’t ask for more.”
– Susan S.
Heat Pump Replacement in Other, VA 22714
“I had Greg come out today to give me an estimate on replacing my heat pump. First off the professionalism and follow up by Emma was outstanding. She kept me informed with email, phone call, and text on the appointment. Second Greg was professional, knowledgeable, and patient with explaining everything from start to finish. The appointment was about 2 hours but well worth the information. Greg was also very personable and I felt comfortable with his insite of the entire estimate. My family and I haven't made a decision yet but just from first impression of Greg and Able I would highly recommend for if anything the experiance and great information!”
– Mike B.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22735
– Amy L.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22712
“Mike did a great job. He checks everything closely and lets me know what needs to be done to help maintain the system. He makes suggestions to help with cleaner air. overall he is great.”
– Mickey M.
Heat Pump Installation in Spotsylvania, VA 22407
“Friendly, courteous, and very professional team. We were very pleased with their work.”
– Bill and Nancy P.
Heat Pump Replacement in Warrenton, VA 20187
“The guys were polite and hard working, making it possible to have HVAC by the end of the day. Also great about cleaning up after the new system was in. Matt was very good about explaining the functions and safety controls of the new system, demonstrating how to use the new thermostat, telling me where to find printed instructions, and letting me know I could call the office with any further questions.”
– Sandi N.