Link Service Heating & Cooling is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Ebensburg, PA, 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 Link Service 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 Ebensburg, PA or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 814-472-9141 or request service online for an evaluation.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Ebensburg, PA 15931
Heat Pump Installation in Johnstown, PA 15904
“Amazing customer service! We needed to revamp our entire heating and cooling system. Everyone was super helpful in presenting options the best decision. Additionally, they were super accommodating, and even came out on a Saturday to get us through a hot weekend!”
Heat Pump Repair in Stoystown, PA 15563
“Our 11 year old heat pump stopped working and Maggie was the technician who came out to diagnose the problem. She is incredibly knowledgeable and personable as well as accountable to providing great service and clear communication. The heat pump required two trips based on parts that needed to be ordered. Maggie came back and completed the repair, and it works perfectly. I would highly recommend her and will request she comes out for any maintenance needed in the future.”
Heat Pump Repair in Cresson, PA 16630
Heat Pump Repair in Ebensburg, PA 15748
“Brian did his best to diagnose and resolve the issue. He kept me informed with everything he was doing. Although it wasn’t resolved he said he will be in touch as soon as he asks some questions.”
Heat Pump Repair in Homer City, PA 15748
“Technician was experienced, professional, timely, and straight to the point. Would recommend again.”
Heat Pump Repair in Falllentimber, PA 16639
“Jason was very professional and he explained everything very thoroughly. He answered all of our questions and he even took the time to utilize his shoe covers. It is good to have a company we employees that we can trust. Thank you.”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Altoona, PA 16601
“Ryan did an excellent job. He was very pleasant and listened to my concerns about a small issue I was having. Thanks for the great service as usual!”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Ebensburg, PA 15728
“Brian was friendly, punctual, and thorough.”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Ebensburg, PA 15931
“Jason was very professional and explained all the steps he was taking during his visit”