Climate Control Inc. is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Tigard, OR, 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 Climate Control Inc. 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 Tigard or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 503-453-4822 or request service online for an evaluation.
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Heat Pump Maintenance in Portland, OR 97229
“The technician, Jason Lombera, called to say he was on his way and when he arrived Jason introduced himself in a professional manner. He inspected the equipment to make sure that it is in the best possible condition for the upcoming heating season. In a professional manner, Jason clearly explained what work he had performed & the results.(In the signature section of the invoice he misspelt my name, but that doesn't bother me!! He was also a good "ambassador" for Climate Control!).
Thank you, Jason.”
– Graeme B.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Portland, OR 97206
“JASON'S AWESOME AND I WANT HIM TO BE THE ONE TO HELP US EVERY TIME WE NEED SOMETHING DONE! (caps on purpose to let you know how awesome he is)”
– Ed C.
Heat Pump Installation in Beaverton, OR 97225
“I can't give high enough praises for Jason Young (sales), Casey (lead installer) and the Climate Control team. We've had three full heat pump, furnace & tankless hot water installs with them and every time we've thrown them curve ball unexpected challenges during the installation and they hit it out of the park each time with a creative solution that led us to a better than expected experience. Jason was not only involved during the entire install process (rare for a sales person to be so involved after the contract is signed), he helped us work with our gas provider for an even better solution to a challenge we were having and helped us prepare for a gas upgrade. Jason knows his business and I'm happy to say I've been working with him for over 11 years now. I wouldn't consider another company to install or maintain our equipment, as Mark (the owner) has done an amazing job with his entire team. Hats off again to Climate Control for an amazing install.”
– Steven S.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Portland, OR 97225-4805
“As usual, your technicians are great! Personable, efficient, professional.”
– Philip S.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Tigard, OR 97223
“Juan has been doing the heating and cooling maintenance for us for a few years. He is very thorough and explains his measurements and recommendations. Climate Control installed our heat pump and furnace in 2005 and they keep our system working very well.”
– Cary H.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Portland, OR 97239
“Kevin and Luis did a great job with duct cleaning in my house. Very professional and knowledgeable experts. Arrived in time, and worked very efficiently. Superb cleaning!”
– Larisa T.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Boring, OR 97009
“Ray showed up on time, was courteous and easy to get along with. Most of all, I felt he was
very competent. He explained everything I wanted to know. I have full confidence in my heat
pump system now that Climate Control has checked it out. Would recommend them to anyone.”
– Dan R.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Portland, OR 97225
“Jason showed up when scheduled and installed a new thermostat for our heat pump. He did a great job and was very informative and went through the programming with me to make sure I understood its' operation. Jason does a good job.”
– Gary R.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Portland, OR 97219
“Luis arrived on time, and is thorough and efficient. He explains the service preformed, responds clearly to questions, and describes recommends service if needed. I appreciate when the same technician is assigned to my job so they are familiar with my equipment.”
– Michaelene W.
Heat Pump Select one… in Portland, OR 97225-4805
“Dennis was friendly and efficient. You folks must have a good training program, every one of your technicians are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.”
– Philip S.
We service and repair all makes and models. We service Tigard, Beaverton, the Greater Portland area and surrounding communities. If you need air conditioning or furnace service for residential or commercial buildings, please call us today or request service online. If you need home automation or service on water heaters or heat pumps or commercial maintenance, please call us today.