ACS Air Conditioning Services is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Tuscon, AZ, 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 ACS Air Conditioning Services 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 Tuscon, AZ or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 520-230-5668 or request service online for an evaluation.
Manny was great
I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good heating and cooling company. Thank you all for your good service.
“I had a new heat pump installed not long ago by ACS. First, I spoke with Ryan about the new system. I had decided I wanted an American Standard but after speaking with Ryan who was very patient and explained everything and provided valuable information, I instead chose a two stage Daiken. I am happy I did. The unit is so quiet, I have to check to see if it’s running. At the initial install, the heat part worked but there was trouble getting the AC to run. The installers worked 12 hours getting it set up but still could not get AC working. They worked hard and their work was very clean and proficient. They said they would be back to to troubleshoot. Before they had a chance I noticed an oily substance around the base of the outside unit. I called (on Saturday) to let them know and Manny immediately came out. He determined the oil was nothing and cleaned everything off. Checked the system and very quickly determined why the AC was not functioning. My household wiring had a problem. They are sending someone out to replace and add the necessary wiring.
I am very glad I chose ACS. Everyone I have talked to and dealt with are very professional and courteous. They have provided top notch service and a good product. They answer your questions and explain everything. They respond quickly to issues their employees are knowledgeable and trained.
I got five estimates from different companies before I decided to go with ACS. I am very pleased and will continue to do business with them. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good heating and cooling company. Thank you all for your good service.”
– Lorri T.
Noe was punctual, friendly and quick
“Noe was punctual, friendly and quick. He explained everything that needed to be done and the reasons for it.”
– Marliese B.
ACS Air Conditioning Services proudly provides HVAC service to Catalina Foothills, Continental Ranch, Dove Mountain, Green Valley, Marana, Mount Lemmon, Oro Valley, Picacho, Red Rock, Rillito, Sahuarita, Tucson, Vail, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 520-230-5668, or request service online today.