Heat Pumps

Heat pump service.

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 Maintenance in Wenatchee, WA 98801

“Jonathan was very courteous and friendly. He took the time to explain everything that he had been checking on his list. His professionalism should be an example for other service technician. It was very much appreciated.”
- Regina H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Wenatchee, WA 98801

“We have biannual maintenance on our HVAC system and Jonathan was out this time. He was on time, professional and gave us a thorough explanation of the system diagnostic tests he performed.”

- Laurie P.

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“Jon is personable and professional. We appreciate his excitement service.”

- Clyde N.

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“I left the house and my standup crawl-space open for Jonathan, as I had to be at work. After finishing, he closed up everything thing as it should be, very tidily and turned off lights etc. This is unusual customer service these days! He also left me clear notes about his findings and where to locate extra filters etc. A very professional person. I had total faith in leaving my house in his hands while away. Thanks for the great service.”

- Margaret Ö.

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“Arrived on time and took his time with maintenance.”

- Greg L.

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“Did a wonderful job on the maintenance thank you Jonathan”

- Paul D.

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“Tech Danilo was knowledgeable, thorough and took the time to explain things and answer my questions.”

- Doug M.

Gas Furnace & Heat Pump Maintenance in Leavenworth, WA 98826

“Jonathan was thorough, courteous, with easy to understand explanations. I appreciated what he did.”

- Ted M.

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“Tech Danilo was knowledgeable, thorough and took the time to explain things and answer my questions.”

- Doug M.

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“Helpful and knowledgeable.”

- Terry K.

Need Heat Pump Service?

Contact the experts at Alpine Aire.

Call us at 509-662-6846!