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 Installation in Sierra Vista, AZ 85650

“Our a/c stopped working at the very worst time, just as an intense heat dome was starting. We were concerned that we wouldn't have a new heat pump/condenser installed in time but ACS and its technician Javier, with help from Jason, didn't let us down. They came this past Monday and Tuesday, fully ready to do the complete installation over a period of a day and a half. They came on time, they were careful with what they did, and while they weren't able to explain a lot of what they were doing, they told us what we needed to know, namely that the installation would go in as scheduled. Which it did and they didn't leave until they were sure it was working properly. As we face a 100 degree day today, we are blissfully comfortable. Thank you thank you!!” – Valerie A.

Heat Pump Repair in Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

“Matt was great! Very professional and courteous.
Thank you!”

– Janet L.

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“Matt was very pleasant and courteous. He informed me of what he would be doing to repair my heat pump. I would highly recommend him!”

– Barbara P.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Huachuca City, AZ 85616

“profesional and fast service. great communication.”

– tamara s.

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“polite, knowledgeable, productive,”

– gary h.

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“polite, knowledgeable, productive,”

– gary h.

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“Does good work and shows he knows his job.”

– David P.

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“polite, excellent service and informative !”

– gary h.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Hereford, AZ 85615

“Matt does a very thorough job, is dependable and professional. Excellent technician.”

– John M.

Heat Pump Installation in Sierra Vista, AZ 85650

“Ours was a difficult install. Because of the layout of our house, we had two coolers and two furnaces. These had to be removed before the new heat pumps could be installed. The guys did an amazing job. It was a lot of work, and took five days, but they got it done! The follow up inspection was unexpected. Great idea! I look forward to a non-humid monsoon!”

– Michael D.


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.