Southeastern Cooling is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Dothan, AL, 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 Southeastern 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 Dothan, AL or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 334-792-1761 or request service online for an evaluation.
“My heat pump went out on a Friday at 5:00 pm, and on a day that the heat index was 107. In a panic, I called the number and was told to hold for the after-hours person. I spoke with Jason and he told me he would get up with his technician and call me back. He let me know Deon would be on the way shortly. Deon got there and had my unit repaired within 20 minutes. I was thrilled to have air once again. I recommend Southeastern Cooling 100 percent! Jason and Deon both did an amazing job and are so nice.”
“James B was great went into full details of the issue and it was also fixed in a very timely, time frame. Look forward to him being my service guy again”
“Evan, Dillion and Keevian did an awesome job on installing our new air conditioner and heat pump today. They arrived on time and were very professional. Evan explained everything that would be involved in the job and was very quick to answer any questions or concerns we had. He kept me informed the whole time of all the steps they were taking to insure we had a quality installation.
Quick, Professional and Courteous !! what more can you ask for. Thanks again guys!”
“Fast and great service, had a new heat pump installed. When the guys got to our house, everyone knew what his job was and got it done. Jason your guys were great.”
“Fantastic! I could not be more pleased with their professionalism, courtesy, competence, and desire to please. A few days ago on July 1, 2020, I went into their Dothan office and talked with Jason (vice president) about replacing the heat pump system in my home. I was highly impressed by his informative explanations; before leaving the office I had purchased a 3.5 Ton, American Standard (TRANE) heat pump system. First thing monday after the July 4th weekend, the installation mechanics were here removing, and installing the new system. Immediately when first hearing the new system run I realized that the air handler fan was blowing way too hard and creating way too much noise. I immediately called called Jason and expressed my concerns. Jason said we will be right out after the holiday weekend. WOW! 8:00 on Monday; there was (3) trucks in my driveway, and 5 or 6 Mechanics checking things out. It is amazing how they methodically analyzed and tuned this system for quietness, and efficiency. I am so glad I went with Southeastern Cooling, Inc. in Dothan, Alabama”