Heat Pumps

Heat pump service.

Alpine Aire Heating & Cooling is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Wenatchee, WA, 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 Alpine Aire 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 Wenatchee, WA or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 509-662-6846 or request service online for an evaluation.

Heat Pump Installation in Cle Elum, WA 98922

“Walt did an incredible job with the rough-in finding creative ways to minimize fur downs and developing an elegant solution for the HRV system. Jesse and Walt started up the system and it has run well since. Everyone that I have dealt with was professional and helpful.”
- Jon E.

Heat Pump Replacement in Leavenworth, WA 98826

“Absolutely a five star review!! Nathan was very prompt about scheduling our new heat pump installation and Bill and Nate did a phenomenal job on the installation!! We were on a tight time schedule to have air conditioning installed before a large party at our house and Alpine Aire made sure the job got done!! We can’t thank them enough and highly recommend them.”

- Kim B.

Heat Pump Repair in Leavenworth, WA 98826

“Nathan clearly explained what caused the AC failure in the heat pump, made repairs promptly. He took a look at the furnace and installed a new phaseshifter there as well as the current part was nearing failure. He provided sound advice on care of the current equipment and advised/confirmed the existing equipment is nearing its useful life in the next year or two. On top of that Nathan was very personable and pleasant to talk to.”

- Steven M.

Heat Pump Installation in East Wenatchee, WA 98802

“Nathan was very helpful in evaluating our needs for a new heat pump. He was clear in explaining the different options, prices, and installation procedures necessary to provide us with the best heating and cooling for our house. Bill and Maxx were the installers who did an outstanding job. They were professional, knowledgeable, and prompt without being in a hurry. Their work was first class and I give this team my highest recommendation.

Chet C.”

- Chet C.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Leavenworth, WA 98826

“Nathan went out of his way to service the unit, as I asked, including adding new coolant as was needed. Very very happy with his thorough job. The air conditioning was really tuned up. Thank you. 5 stars for sure!”

- Brad P.

Heat Pump Repair in Wenatchee, WA 98801

“Francisco showed up on time quickly got to work and diagnosed the problem…great work ethic and service.”

- Torrie S.

Heat Pump Repair in Wenatchee, WA 98801

“I appreciated the service on a holiday weekend!”

- Gary C.

Heat Pump Repair in East Wenatchee, WA 98802

“Frankie showed up on time and quickly diagnosed and fixed the problem. He was very polite and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Frankie and Alpine Aire!”

- Rich M.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Leavenworth, WA 98826

“Nathan was very courteous and thorough in servicing my system. He even told me about a couple of units that I could add to my system to improve air quality in my home he was here on time & left everything neat and clean.”

- JoAnn A.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Wenatchee, WA 98801

“Excellence service, fast, informative, and courteous. Thank you!”

- don d.

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