Climate Control Inc. is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Tigard, 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 Climate Control Inc. 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 Tigard or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 503-453-4822 or request service online for an evaluation.
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Heat Pump Installation in Tigard, OR 97224
“Jason Young was without doubt the most prepared and intelligent heating system rep I've encountered (after 7 others). He spent extra hours on site going over all options – some twice.
Installation people were proficient and easy to work with. Office personnel were prompt in fielding calls/questions/obtaining info/callbacks. Installation individual was Steve Rockelman, and another fellow I can't recall – both professional, engaging, and were helpful in answering my questions. Climate Control is a real pleasure to work with”
– Dave P.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Hillsboro, OR 97123
“Eric, the service technician, called to let us know when he would be at our home, 30150 SW Burkhalter Rd. He arrived at the time he said he would be here. And he performed the maintenance checks to our satisfaction. Our heat pump was installed by Climate Control, and we believe the maintenance service has kept it running well with very few isssues and repairs needed.
Eric is the best technician we have had, and we will continue to request him for our routine maintenance as well as for any future repairs we need.”
– Tom R.
Heat Pump Repair in Beaverton, OR 97078
“Ray was efficient and kept us up to date on his progress. We were thankful that the repair was under warranty and glad that we signed up for regular yearly maintenance visits to keep our warranty valid.”
– Ken M.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Portland, OR 97229
“Well done – Juan came well within the time period, called when he was about 15 minutes out, and completed the work in a timely and professional manner. He explained what he did and answered all questions I had.”
– Janis S.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Portland, OR 97229
“Steve was prompt and friendly—did an excellent job of maintenance. It was a pleasure to work with him!”
– Liz W.
Heat Pump Maintenance in King City, OR 97224
“Very thorough annual maintenance heating visit. Also installed a new modern thermostat. Technician Eric Hoyes was very knowledgeable and personable and answered all my questions. Completely pleased with the service.”
– Jerome L.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Lake Oswego, OR 97035
“Timely, courteous, knowledge of the systems, explained work performed, and suggested improvements could protect the electronics. Was efficient in preforming the maintenance.”
– Corky F.
We service and repair all makes and models. We service Tigard, Beaverton, the Greater Portland area and surrounding communities. If you need air conditioning or furnace service for residential or commercial buildings, please call us today or request service online. If you need home automation or service on water heaters or heat pumps or commercial maintenance, please call us today.