Dependable Heat Pump Maintenance in Clayton, OH and Englewood, OH
Like any other sort of heating and cooling system, regular maintenance is essential to a heat pump’s operation. In fact, one that doesn’t get regular service from an NATE-certified technician can consume up to 25 percent more energy compared to a heat pump that’s properly cared for.
To compound matters, when a homeowner neglects preventative maintenance on their heat pump, that heat pump is far more likely to run into problems and ultimately it’ll need replaced sooner. These are complex and expensive systems. They work hard to keep our Miami Valley area homes comfortable year-round. Why not give them the care they need to ensure they last longer, operate far more effectively and cost us less money in the long run in energy costs.
Make sure you call the pros that care at Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling to service your heat pump this season!
Dependable Heat Pump Services in Clayton-Englewood, OH
How do Heat Pumps Heat and Cool?
Heat pumps don’t generate or make heat. They redistribute heat from the ground or air and use a refrigerant that moves it from the indoor fan coil (air handler) and the outdoor compressor to transfer the heat. In heating mode, the heat pump absorbs heat from the outside air (even cold air) and ground then releases it indoors. In cooling mode, the system absorbs heat inside your home and releases it outside.
What Types of Heat Pumps Are There?
Air-source and ground-source heat pumps are the two most common styles. Air-source heat pumps transfer heat between outdoor air and indoor air. They are more popular for residential heating and cooling.
Ground-source heat pumps are called geothermal heat pumps. They transfer heat between the air inside your home and the ground outside. Geothermal heat pumps are more expensive to install but are usually more efficient and cost less to run because the ground temperature is consistent throughout the year.
Where Do Heat Pumps Work Best?
Heat pumps generally work best in milder climates, where the temperature does not normally drop below freezing. In colder areas, they can also be used in conjunction with furnaces or other heating equipment for energy-efficient heating on all but the coldest days of the year. When the temperature outside drops too low for the heat pump to operate effectively, the unit will instead use the furnace to produce the needed heat. This type of set-up is commonly referred to as a dual fuel system — it’s known to be energy efficient and cost effective.
What are the Components of a Heat Pump System?
The main components of a heat pump system include:
- Indoor unit that houses a coil and a fan to circulate the air throughout the home
- Outdoor unit with a coil that acts as a condenser in cooling mode and an evaporator in heating mode
- Refrigerant that absorbs heat and releases it as it circulates through the system
- The compressor pressurizes the refrigerant
- The reversing valve changes the direction of the flow of refrigerant in the heat pump, enabling your to shift between cooling and heating according to your needs
- Expansion valve that regulates the flow of refrigerant through the system
Dependable Heat Pump Services in Clayton-Englewood, OH
What is a Heat Pump?
If you’re in the market for a single HVAC system that you can utilize in winter and in the summer that’s environmentally friendly and energy efficient, we have a wide selection of heat pumps that are great options for year-round use. Although they use an air handler inside the home, heat pumps are installed outside. Like a centralized AC, heat pumps cool the home using refrigerants. During the wintertime, heat pumps pull heat from the cold outdoor air and transfer it into the home. During the summer, it pulls heat out of indoor air to cool your home.
Powered by electricity, heat pumps transfer heat by using refrigerants. This enables them to provide homeowners comfort all year round. Because they help with both heating and cooling, homeowners may not need to install a separate HVAC system to provide additional heat. However, in colder climates a homeowner can use an electric heat strip added to the indoor fan coil for additional heating. Because heat pumps do not use any sort of fossil fuel to generate heat like furnaces, they’re environmentally friendly and very energy efficient, which saves money.
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Why Choose Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling?
When it comes to anything related to a furnace or an air conditioner, or any sort of HVAC system, one call does it all when you reach out to Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling. Our home heating and cooling heroes have the prices you want, the HVAC services you need and the comfort you deserve. We offer heating when you need it and cooling when you want it — with services available around the clock.
We go to great lengths to help homeowners in the Miami Valley. We understand the importance of finding and hiring an HVAC company that’s reputable, that does the job right, does it fast and does it at friendly and affordable prices.
Because this decision affects your home finances on top of your comfort and health, it’s important to find an HVAC company that understands your needs and one that will walk you through the often troubled waters surrounding problems with home comfort equipment, a company that’s qualified, honest, reputable and fully insured. It’s also important to make sure you’re doing business with a professional that’s NATE-certified, and has a proven track-record of customer care and customer satisfaction.
At Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling, our service is second to none. Over the years, our customers have consistently given us positive feedback in support of our superior Five Star reputation. We are members of the Five Star Family. Because of this, we encourage new customers to verify our positive reviews and ratings for themselves. This should be done before hiring anyone to work on your valuable HVAC equipment.
We guarantee customer satisfaction above all else across the board. We have 24-hour emergency HVAC services 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays. We service, install and repair all the major brands of HVAC equipment (heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners) utilizing cutting-edge technology. If you have us to come out to your residence to work on your HVAC system or install a new home heating or cooling system, you are treated with the utmost professionalism, care and friendliness by an employee of ours who’s state-certified and who we have vetted, drug tested, and screened above and beyond the state’s requirements. The reason we screen our employees like this is because we want to make sure we are sending you the absolute best the local HVAC industry has to offer.