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 85635

“Both men were courteous, knowledgeable and efficient I believe they have done a thorough Repair of the heat pump” – George P.

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“Installation crew worked hard and were very professional”

– Tammy D.

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“Technician was great and answered questions that arose.”

– Ivan K.

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“Friendly, competent technicians. Precision and thoroughness. They know their job and don’t leave until you are comfortable with your new system.
Excellent work guys! Thank you.”


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“Maint guy was great & polite”

– Manuel M.

Heat Pump Repair in Huachuca City, AZ 85616

“Adrian was absolutely the best and had the problem fixed in no time at all. Very professional and on time. Sent a text when on his way which was nice so we knew when to expect exactly . Thank you.”

– Lisa H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Douglas, AZ 85607

“Adrian I. came by for a service and was very professional. He took his time from his schedule to answer my questions and actually show me results from my system. I had several questions for him for which he answered all with no hesitation and then some. Coming from a continuous customer he is a great addition to the comfort team.”

– I R.

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“The measurement went well and completed within the time allotment. I was personally disappointed that there needed to be a second return after being initially that there would only need to be one. Also, while I know it is one’s job, I do not enjoy trying to be sold additional products after I signed for what services I actually need or that aspects of my house are being considered incomplete in areas the technician may not be a certified expert in.”

– Seth F.

Heat Pump Installation in Hereford, ST 85615

“New A/C just installed, everyone involved was courteous, professional, and informative. Thank you.”

– Gary M.

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“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.

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.