Alpine Aire 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 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 Replacement in Other, WA 98822
Heat Pump Installation in Wenatchee, WA 98801
“Worked out a few things to get started, install was great and looks good real good, install team did a super job, and they really work good together, office staff and Ben and Jesse also made it go so well. Thanks for all”
Heat Pump Repair in Wenatchee, WA 98801
“Our heat pump stopped working on Christmas eve. Fortunately the auxiliary heat still worked so we waited until after Christmas to call for service. I called on Tuesday and Tom and Jesse showed up first thing Wednesday morning. They did an excellent job of finding and repairing the faulty component in the heat pump. They also changed some of the parameters in our system to function better in our climate. Very professional and very good service.”
Heat Pump Repair in Cashmere, WA 98815
“The fan on our outside heat pump unit was not working. We called Alpine Aire in the morning and Tom Koski came early afternoon to check out the system. He identified the issue which turned out to be a broken fan motor and fixed it. He was very professional, helpful, respectful, and knowledgeable, taking the time to answer our questions and explain everything about our heating and cooling system. There was no indication that he was rushed or needed to be elsewhere but gave us full attention and time. I highly recommend Tom and Alpine Aire to meet your heating and air conditioning needs, especially as it can be costly to fix. You want to know that your money is being wisely spent and to have a heating and cooling system that is in good hands. Tom was awesome!”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Chelan, WA 98822
“Jonathan was on time, courteous, informative, and took the time to explain everything included in the quarterly maintenance effort.”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Entiat, WA 98822
“Jonathan was friendly, answered all my questions, and was very thorough with the maintenance he performed on our system. Pleased with his work.”
Heat Pump Replacement in Wenatchee, WA 98801
“We had a complet system( heat pump, furnacel and air handling equipment) installed in 2016. We has subseqent issues with the hear pump and varioius compoments during the summer of 2021. Tom and his crew were timely and efficient in working with us to reslove the issues, especially with supply chain issues that impacted the industry. Unfortunately, the issue was ongoing into the winter when the heat pump unit continued to have issues. Rather than repair the good people at Alpine Aire, led by Tom sent Kyle and Tony to replace our entire system at no expense to us this spring. The new system has worked well with no issues through the balance of the spring and now into our summer. I highly recommend this company as they stand behind their products, and their work. Their crews are professional, and courteous to work with…..5 Plus stars.”
Heat Pump Repair in East Wenatchee, WA 98802
“Very knowledgeable about his job, and very helpful trying to get us up and running.”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Wenatchee, WA 98801
“Jonathan was friendly, and did a very good job of reviewing the “check up” information with me, including how our system compares to similar ones of this age.”
Heat Pump Repair in Leavenworth, WA 98826
“Jonathan arrived within the appointment time, we discussed the fault issue and the system emails. He was familiar with the Carrier infinity system and its idiosyncrasies. He checked system pressures and has determined its some sort of equalizing valve.
He gave us a rough part delivery date range but we will wait for Alpine Aire to provide an ECD for the part and installation. He was courteous and made friends with our dog. Nice service guy.”