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.
Heat Pump Installation in Hereford, ST 85615
Heat Pump Maintenance in Sierra Vista, ST 85650
“Jacob L. was the technician who serviced our two Mini-Split System Heat Pumps. He was friendly and professional. He took time to answer my questions and explain the procedures he was going to perform. It was a pleasure to have him in our home. VR, Jim”
– James L.
Heat Pump Repair in Sierra Vista, ST 85650
“Checked out heat pump and furnace, possibly need replacement parts.”
– Anthony D.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Other, ST 85625
“Technician ( Gilbert) was very professional and very personable. He explained what he was doing
and why. We had questions about the service plans and he explained them to us.”
– Gilbert J.
Heat Pump Repair in Hereford, ST 85615
“Robert was terrific! He quickly ascertained what the problem was and quickly and efficiently fixed it.”
– Jay K.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Sierra Vista, ST 85635
“Gilbert was very good. He did the job in record time. Replaced a switch and checked out our Air Conditioning System and Heat Pump outside. We would like him to service us whenever we request it to be done.”
– Susan S.
Heat Pump Installation in Sierra Vista, ST 85635
“They worked very hard !! Great job !!
They were very respectful of my home and treated me with kindness and respect/
They are very much appreciated !!!!!!!”
– Shirley N.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Sierra Vista, ST 85650
“AUSTIN WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND DID OUTSTANDING JOB OF INSPECTING AND SERVICING OUR EQUIPMENT. WE HAS FORGOTTED CLEANING OF DRYER VENT WAS INCLUDED IN OUR SERVICE UNTIL AUSTIN POINTED IT OUT”
– STEPHEN P.
Heat Pump Repair in Bisbee, ST 85603
“Gilbert is a wonderful guy. Personable, explained everything well, and made me feel comfortable and I felt like I’d known him forever! I’d recommend this company to anyone anytime.”
– Lynn S.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Hereford, ST 85615
“Raymond has always been top notch for us. Straight forward in letting us know if there are any issues, how much it’s costs and completes repairs quickly. His knowledge and expertise is what keeps us coming back to AZ Comfort for our systems maintenance! Highly Recommended!”
– Shawn H.