Heat Pump Questions and Answers

What is a Heat Pump?
How Efficient is a Heat Pump?
How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Heat Pump?
What Can Go Wrong In A Heat Pump?
What Temperature Should the Supply Air Be Coming Out of The Registers?
How Long Should It Take To Heat My Home with A Heat Pump?
How Long Does a Heat Pump Last?
Why Use Us?


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What Is A Heat Pump?

A Heat Pump is simply an air conditioner that moves in forward and reverse. In a standard air conditioning system the outside unit has coils that get hot and exchange the heat in the Freon to the outside air. The Freon then moves to the inside coil in the home and becomes very cold. The Freon is then able to absorb heat from the air in the home cooling the home off. In a heat pump the outdoor unit contains a reversing valve that switches the flow of Freon making the indoor unit hot and the outdoor unit cold. Heat Pumps will work down to an outside temperature of about 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Perfect for our Southern California weather.

How Efficient is a Heat Pump?

The basis for all electric heating and cooling efficiency ratios is electric strip heat. Electric strip heat (like a toaster) is 100% efficient with all the heat going in to the home. There is no flue like a gas furnace. An electric resistance heater (strip heat) converting 100% of its input electricity to output heat would have COP = 1 (coefficient of performance), equivalent to a 3.4 EER. The minimum EER (energy efficiency ratio) for heat pumps here in Southern California is 11 EER. The minimum efficiency gain, compared to electric strip heaters, is 11 divided by 3.4 = 3.23 or 323% efficient. Replace your electric resistance heater with a heat pump and your electric bill for heating drops by about 2/3rds. Even with this phenomenal efficiency a standard gas heater costs less to operate than the most efficient Heat Pump. This is because natural gas is so much cheaper to purchase than electricity here in Southern California.On time heat pump repairs and heat pump replacement

How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Heat Pump?

Most repairs to Heat Pumps cost less than $100. They are electrical in nature or are directly related to dirt and debris build up.

What Can Go Wrong In A Heat Pump?

This is a long laundry list. The indoor coil can be plugged up with dirt and debris. The filter can be dirty restricting airflow. The outdoor coil can be dirty. Relays fails, fuses blow, circuit breakers trip, circuit boards malfunction, ducting fails and the list goes on. While normal the repairs are very cheap and the diagnostic service is done in minutes it is not always so easy and cheap. These must be seen in person and diagnosed in order to pinpoint the actual problem.

What Temperature Should the Supply Air Be Coming Out of The Registers?Free heat pump repair and replacement estimates

It should be 100 to 110 degrees. As the outside temperature drops below 50 degrees the discharge temperature through the registers will drop below 100 into the mid to high 90’s. If your output temperature is below this you either have too much airflow for your unit, the ducts are broken allowing outside air into your home or the Heat Pump just isn’t working the way that it should. The temperature of the output at the register will never be as hot as the temperature of a gas fired furnace which operates at 120 to 140 degrees.

How Long Should It Take To Heat My Home with A Heat Pump?

If the unit is running ideally at the outdoor target temperature your Heat Pump should run continuously very rarely turning off. This is the most efficient way to operate the unit. I know it seems counter intuitive, but starting the unit consumes the most amount of electricity and causes the most amount of wear and tear on the system.Heat pump prices and repairs

How Long Does a Heat Pump Last?

Most systems will last 15 to 20 years, but we still work on systems performing well today that are more than 25 years old.

Why Use Us?

Heat Pump Prices1| We Can Offer A Heat Pump That Fits Your Budget

Heat pumps come in a variety of sizes, efficiencies and come with a variety of accessories that can make installation more or less costly depending upon what type of comfort system you want your new heat pump to be. We can help you make the right decision on a new heat pump for you and your family.Heat pump estimates and heat pump repairs

How much do Heat Pumps Cost?2| We Do Residential and Commercial Heat Pumps

We do it all and don’t just confine ourselves to a single type or brand of system. We will find out what type of system best suits your and you family’s needs and wants.

How muc does it cost to repair a Heat Pump?3| Low Cost Yearly Maintenance

With our low cost factory authorized and approved yearly maintenance your new heat pump will last a great many years into the future without those annoying breakdowns.

Carrier Heat Pump Prices4| Extended Warranties And Guarantees

Did you know that5 all of our residential heat pumps come with up a full 10 year full parts and labor guarantee? Say goodbye and good riddance to repair bills for at least the next 10 years.

Trane Heat Pump Prices5| Over 21 Years In Business Servicing and Installing Heat Pumps

We’ve being doing this heat pump thing for a long time. Over 21 years in fact. Long enough to know which heat pump models live up to the hype, and which don’t. To know how to properly size a heat pump for your home so that it doesn’t cycle on and off unnecessarily, wasting electricity and wearing out parts. We’re licensed journeyman refrigeration and air conditioning technicians, who know how to fix problems quickly and efficiently, at the lowest cost to you.Heat Pump Contractor

Free Heat Pump Estimates6| Quick, On Time, Clean and Professional Installation

Installing a heat pump involves multiple components, including the heat pump itself, the ductwork (if required), the furnace (or air handler) and various other options like HRVs and thermostats. We offer a comprehensive heat pump installation package, including any sheet metal ductwork that is required, fans, duct cleaning, air filtration, HRVs and humidifiers/dehumidifiers. You don’t have to worry about hiring subcontractors, because we have everything covered.

Heat Pump Problems and Repairs7| We Service All Makes and Models

We are manufacturer dealers for a variety of models and brands and we install and service all models. Our only incentive is to provide you with the very best brand of heat pump, the perfect size of heat pump and the efficiency that best suits your short term and long term goals in heating and cooling your home.

How Long Does A Heat Pump Last?8| 100% Heat Pump Financing

We work with brokers to get you the very best in home improvement financing. You will know in minutes which financial firms offer the best terms and conditions to enable you to start saving money on your new heat pump installation. Online qualifying from the comfort of your home. Easy forms to fill out and we never see your financial information. That is between you and the lender. You’ll receive low rates and great terms because the banks fight over your business, not the other way around.


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