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Heat Pumps

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 Portland, OR 97230

“I purchased a GE heat pump in December 2017. The unit seemed to function for heating. When June 2018 came and we needed cooling the unit failed abysmally. We called for service and the person after some time measuring things informed us that he needed to call someone at GE for some information. Unfortunately the GE person would not be available for many weeks. We coped until July 1 when we were to be away for most of July. When my wife returned on July 26 our condo unit was a bake oven and no cooling. I returned the next day and called for help. Dennis came and in a short while found the trouble and fixed it quickly. He did more than take measurements but carefully inspected the running heat pump. He immediately found that the external heat exchanger fan was not running, a crucial element in the cooling cycle but no as much for the heating cycle. The cause was a long electrical cord interfering with the fan. Upon removal the cooling cycle functioned perfectly. The cord was apparently left in there when the unit was installed. I have high praise for Dennis as he seemed knowledgeable and examined the unit with care. In my experience he worked very competently and would recommend him highly.

Sincerely, Peter D Kunz”

– Peter D K.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Hillsboro, OR 97123

“We have a twice a year maintenance agreement, and we have asked for Eric for the past 2 years. He is very efficient, and thorough each time he is here. We trust him to tell us if anything changes or if there are any needed repairs.”

– Ann R.

Heat Pump Service in Portland, OR 97225

“Eric was awesome as always! We love that Climate Control does a first call service at 8am. This allows us to plan our schedule and be here to be part of the twice a year service.

Eric did an amazing job explaining the condition of our heat pump and furnace system, as well as giving it a top notch cleaning. We’ve been using Climate Control for 10 years now at two different addresses and can’t imagine using any other company!”

– Steven S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Portland, OR 97219

“Juan Briones was the Technician performing the cooling season maintenance for us. He called to let us know he was on the way and arrived shortly there after. He was cordial and kept me informed of his progress. He answered my questions professionally. Great work and attitude.”

– michael s.

Heat Pump Replacement in Tigard, OR 97224

“Dennis Benjamin upgraded a Cor thermostat that was experiencing communication problems. Dennis was remarkably patient in going over operating parameters of the previous thrmst, possible replacement thrmst s , and the final selected replacement. He showed a competent knowledge in all of the parameters that can affect heating and cooling system across all seasons.

An engineer – and one equipped with special appliance energy monitoring devices – I gave Dennis a complex set of variables under which I operate my HP/gas furnace system. I feel satisfied that he presented me a thorough picture of how my system can and should operate with the given conditions, going over the thrmst programming, parameters, and possible set points. He clearly explained how the system was designed to operate, and how it would operate within my specifications. He made sure that I was capable of re-programming my thrmst when environmental conditions change, or when the system operation needed fine tuning. While probably anticipating just a quick thrmst changeout – Dennis stayed until all of my questions were answered – which were numerous and time-consuming.
Dennis provided me an operation manual which I didn't have prior – a pretty important piece of the system puzzle.

Dennis is very knowledgable, tactful, and is a good communicator of some complex topics.”

– Dave P.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Portland, OR 97201

“I have been your client for many years. I believe, since your beginning.
I have never received anything other than excellent service. From, scheduling, to answering
questions, to full service. All of the technicians are great. I have been apprehensive sometimes
when seeing a new face appear, but there have been no issues, they have all been very well
experienced, clean, pleasant.
Sadly, that is not possible to say honestly with a lot of service companies.
Keep up your superior work!”

– Judy P.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Tigard, OR 97224

“Dennis Benjamin arrived on the arranged time and was very helpful in explaining the functions of the Heat Pump that was installed in September 2017 after a PGE power surge damaged the old one. He was patient and thoughtful with a very senior citizen that who didn't have a clue about how it worked. I now know where I can look in my 'instruction' manual for problems. Thank you Dennis!”

– Marjorie L.

Heat Pump Replacement in Tigard, OR 97223

“Great customer service! We had a recall for a part for the heat pump. Called Climate Control and things were taken care of immediately.”

– Rich G.

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.


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.

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