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.
Heat Pump Installation in Bend, OR 97703
Heat Pump Repair in Sisters, OR 97759
“Fast, courteous service. Knowledgeable tech. Shared useful information about heat pumps. Would highly recommend this company.”
– Monte N.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Redmond, OR 97756
“Mike did an excellent job..started maintenance program in new house and he caught a problem before it ruined system. Thanks Mike, and Emma gives her best. 😁”
– Mary W.
Heat Pump Installation in Prineville, OR 97754
“Could not ask for better service and communication.
Installation was done quickly and ONTIME.
Crew were neat and professional. Job area left clean.”
– Omer A.
Heat Pump Installation in Bend, OR 97702
“The installation was quick and clean. The technicians Christian and Andrew were great, worked hard, and went above and beyond to fix some issues that were already present in other parts of the system. And Michael Dixon the service tech who came by a few days later also was wonderful, answered many questions and make sure the system is running efficiently.And a shout out to Dave the owner who is a great communicator and wonderful to work with.”
– Jay L.
Heat Pump Installation in Prineville, OR 97754
“Both installers did an excellent job and Mike came to inspect the work this morning. He is very knowledgeable, courteous and polite.
We are very happy that we chose AccuAir for our home!!!”
– Beverly H.
Heat Pump Replacement in Prineville, OR 97754
“Mike was very knowledgeable about his job. Very thorough and personable.”
– Beverly H.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Bend, OR 97703
“We had our winter maintenance performed this morning. Our system is just 18 months old. Scott has been to our home three times now and he is the best! He explains things very clearly and thoroughly, gave us a few tips, and he’s just a really nice guy! We have a lot of confidence in him and like having the consistency of having the same technician work on our system. Thank you.”
– Jacquelyn R.
Heat Pump Repair in Bend, OR 97702
“Our experience was with a very professional repair person, Mike. He rapidly evaluated the problem and carried out as real tests to verify the operation of the heater and heat pump. Then he carefully went over how to avoid future episodes, but also how to carry out editorializing the system of a similar failure happens in the future. Great person to have doing the repairs.”
– Jim A.
Heat Pump Replacement in Sisters, OR 97759
“Andrew and Christian did an outstanding job installing our new heat pump. They were both very personable and friendly. Andrew explained in detail all procedures that were done. He was very thorough and answered all of our questions in a way we could understand. We are very pleased with the job they did.”
– Randy R.
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.