Quality Heating & Cooling is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Boise, ID, and the surrounding Treasure Valley 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 Quality Heating & 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 Boise, ID or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 208-377-3555 or request service online for an evaluation.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Boise, ID 83705
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– Doug G.
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– David D.
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– Frank W.
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“Had one of the oldest Carrier heat pumps in service replaced in 2012 (installed in the house, early 70s). Been very happy with the new one and the regular service it receives. I’d bet on this one lasting well beyond the time frame of the old one. Thank You Quality, looking forward to many many years of regular service with my current system. May I never have to replace this one…”
– Don W.
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“Robert Davis was timely and professional. He also detected a gas leak at my water heater which was a loose fitting I had no knowledge of avoiding a potential problem. That’s great service.”
– Donald B.
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“Speaking from approximately 20 years experience with Quality Heating, Robert Davis is an excellent technician. Extremely knowledgeable. Quite personable and easy to talk with. Has always been able to satisfactorily answer any technical questions I’ve thrown at him. Always gets it right the first time. He’s a keeper.”
– Charles D.
Heat Pump Repair in Boise, ID 83705
“Robert is Very Good. He is always prompt, efficient and thorough.”
— Ross D.
Quality Heating & Cooling proudly provides HVAC service to Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Caldwell, Star, Middleton, Emmett, Mountain Home and the surrounding Treasure Valley communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 208-377-3555, or request service online today.