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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 Repair in Bend, OR 97703

“First I really appreciated that on a Saturday afternoon when I discovered a problem with our upstairs heat pump that Dave Sales responded within minutes of my call, and when it was determined that I needed a technician, Mike Dixon was out at the house within an hour. Mike quickly diagnosed the heat pump's issue. He explained every step of what he was doing and why. In the end he was able to temporarily fix the issue so that we had air conditioning enough to be comfortable until we can get the issue permanently fixed. I was extremely pleased with the response, concern, and service provided on a late Saturday afternoon. This has been typical of my experience with AccuAir over the years I have been relying on them for my heating and air conditioning.” – Robert S.

Heat Pump Repair in Bend, OR 97702

“We are so happy with your service and we will recommend you to anyone who asks. We have several properties you service and you are always prompt, efficient, personable, and cost effective. So glad you are here in Bend. Thank you.”

– Karen J.

Heat Pump Repair in Sisters, OR 97759

“Our heat pump A/C went out on a Saturday night during record setting heat in Central Oregon. I called the answering service and on Sunday morning got a call that a technician would be at my house by 10:30 am. He called ahead and gave me his arrival time. He arrived on time. Fortunately only one part malfunctioned which the tech was able to replace. 45 minutes later we had A/C! Great service on a hot weekend.”

– Phil J.

Heat Pump Installation in Bend, OR 97703

“Mike Dixon/AccuAir did a great job yesterday installing the AccuClean electronic air filter and surge protectors. He is very personable, explained the process during the install and gave clear instructions on owner use & maintenance when he was done. We look forward to reduced pet hair & allergens and I will now feel much better when the thunderstorms roll through! Thank you.”

– Phil D.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Redmond, OR 97756

“Sean is exactly what any employer prays for – neat, friendly, polite, knowledgeable, and professional.”

– D B.

Heat Pump Repair in Bend, OR 97703

“Mike D. was the technician that came to save the day as the temperatures were in the mid 90's outside and mid 80's inside…we were cooking! He checked the system out and did his magic to make the heat pump work like a charm. Thank you for coming quickly and explaining every step that you did, so that I understood the steps that were taken. Thanks for your fine work!”

– Kay B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Prineville, OR 97754

“Summer heat pump maintenance by Mason and he also installed upgraded capacitor and surge protector. Mason is good to work with and is customer oriented.”

– Orrin C.

Heat Pump Repair in Redmond, OR 97756

“Scott was on time, professional and got our problem fixed. Thank you for great service!”

– Karen N.

Heat Pump Installation in Redmond, OR 97756

“Accuair & their staff have done a great job. We especially appreciate Mike Holiday for enlightening us about Heat Pumps.”

– Fred B.

Heat Pump Installation in Redmond, OR 97756

“After two years of trying to repair a heating system I finally replaced it because it truly died. Accuair came to my rescue by installing a new system that was proper size for my house. Their crews are fantastic. From the estimate they gave to the installers. They are professional, courteous and very patient with a pack of dogs running back and forth constantly. They made sure I was comfortable with how everything was installed and ran. I'm hoping I won't need them again until the heating systems bi yearly check up, but if I do, I will call. Great company. Very glad they are in Redmond.”

– Mary D.


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.