Heat Pumps

Close up of the top of a heat pump.

Arizona Comfort Systems is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Sierra Vista, AZ, 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 Arizona Comfort Systems 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 Sierra Vista, AZ, or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 520-415-5681 or request service online for an evaluation.

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Heat Pump Maintenance in Sierra Vista, AZ 85650

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Rene is a very good technician and a credit to Arizona Comfort Systems.” – JOHN M.

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“working with these gentleman was a very enjoyable experience they were a pleasure to deal with”

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“Javier and tye team did a great job on installation and communicating expected progress and updates throughout the day. The team was professional and punctual.”

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“Benjamin C has been to our home several times. We have the maintenance package on our HVAC and he has been great with maintenance and repair. He does his work thoroughly and well. It’s always refreshing when a person can say “I don’t know but I’ll find out,” when there’s one question they can’t answer (though Benjamin can answer almost every question). And he gets back with the answer. Kudos to Arizona Comfort for their good employees.”

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“Complex install. It went well.”

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“Benjamin was our tech and did an excellent job diagnosing a problem with our heat pump and fixing it fast.”

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“The system was installed quickly, and the county inspection approved the installation, so a good job was done. The technicians were friendly and explained features of the heat pump. Overall the process was excellent.”

– Norman W.

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“Excellent service”

– Elizabeth L.

Arizona Comfort Systems proudly provides HVAC service to Benson, Bisbee, Hereford, Huachuca City, Sierra Vista, Tombstone, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 520-415-5681, or request service online today.