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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 Bend, OR 97701

“Scott was very professional and courteous. He spent a lot of time checking the machines and the thermostats, changing the filters, and worked efficiently and quietly as we were all doing school while he was here. I highly recommend Accu-Air!” – Laura O.

Heat Pump Repair in Terrebonne, OR 97760

“Mike was very knowledgeable and helpful with determining what the issue was and what would be needed to repair it. In the past we have had technicians from other companies tell us we should replace our whole HVAC system because they felt it was not right for our home. Mike did not suggest that and stated it was the right size for our home. We look forward to his return to finish the repairs.”

– Craig T.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Redmond, OR 97756

“Professional, polite and worked thoroughly and quickly.”

– Edward S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Sisters, OR 97759

“Mason is an exceptional technician. Besides his excellent technical skills, He kept a mask on during the service and protected the floors of our house with shoe coverings. He was very good at communicating the work he was completing and I would recommend Mason and your company anytime to anyone.

– Tracy M., Retired HVAC Mechanic

Heat Pump Replacement in Terrebonne, OR 97760

“Everybody was great from the bid process to installation would highly recommend”

– Gary Y.

Heat Pump Repair in Powell Butte, OR 97753

“Mike did an excellent job figuring out why our heat pump didn't supply warm air. He re set the heat pump and it works fine now. He was also quick to come out. Thanks to the dispatcher too. Thanks to you both.”

– Berry P.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Redmond, OR 97756

“Excellent, as always.”

– Spiro P.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Sisters, OR 97759-9890

“Michael Dixon did a fine job.”

– Richard S.

Heat Pump Installation in Culver, OR 97734

“My husband and I bought a 1978 manufactured home and it needs everything updated. Some things we couldn’t do ourselves, so we called AccuAir Heating & Cooling. We had an A/C unit installed along with a new heat pump. The techs and installers were very professional, on time and worked very hard. Great job, AccuAir!! Our house is now getting closer to being a home. Thank you.”

– Denise S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Redmond, OR 97756

“Scott came out to service our heat pump and furnace. He was awesome! On time, friendly, professional, and took the time to explain everything to us. We are new to the area and were not familiar with how heat pumps work and the secrets to extending their service life. Would highly recommend Scott and everyone at AccuAir! Thank you!”

– Mike P.


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.