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Heat Pumps

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AccuAir Heating and Cooling is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Bend, OR, 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 AccuAir Heating and Cooling 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 Bend, OR or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 541-504-8400 or request service online for an evaluation.

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Heat Pump Maintenance in Prineville, OR 97754

“Michael Dixon was our technician today. He was very knowledgeable about our heat pump and also efficient!
We would recommend him highly!” – Beverly H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Redmond, OR 97756

“Your tech and office staff were very helpful. I will use your service again.”

– Russ N.

Heat Pump Replacement in Sisters, OR 97759

“Mike was very professional and answered all of our questions. He was personable and was a pleasure to work with.”

– Randy R.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Bend, OR 97701

“Very friendly and efficient service. I appreciate the twice a year service package!”

– Taryn Y.

Heat Pump Repair in Redmond, OR 97756

“Mike was great! He clearly explained the parts needed and what the repair entailed. He was courteous, prompt and came on a Saturday for an emergency call. Highly recommend Mike and Accuair”

– Rudy R.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Redmond, OR 97756

“Mason arrived the same day I called for repair. Despite being young he seemed knowledgeable and fixed the heat pump right away. Since it involved just recirculating the power to make it work, I checked "maintenance" as the main part of what he did. He closed me out on purchasing the 1 year maintenance contract rather than just paying by the hour after the initial $98 service call fee.”

– Jean S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Black Butte Rance, OR 97759

“Michael D. was extremely helpful, friendly and courteous. He took his time to explain to us what he did and gave us some options to consider. We’ve used AccuAir for years and have always been very happy with their service.”

– Randy R.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Redmond, OR 97756

“Mason performed normal maintenance on the new heat pump system we had installed last year. Every technician and office employee for Accuair encountered have always been polite, friendly, and professional. Happy we switched to Accuair!”

– Ed M.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Sunriver, OR 97070

“Tech arrived on time. Service complete in about an hour. All is good for winter thanks to the crew at Accu Air. No body is better.”

– Steve M.

Heat Pump Installation in Crooked River Ranch, OR 97760

“Kind friendly professional people great company”

– Jim H.

AccuAir Heating and Cooling proudly provides HVAC service to Bend, Culver, La Pine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne - Crooked River Ranch, OR and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 541-504-8400, or request service online today.