AA-Air Company is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Knoxville, TN, 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 AA-Air Company 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 Knoxville, TN or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 865-213-1354 or request service online for an evaluation.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Knoxville, TN 37922
Heat Pump Installation in Knoxville, TN 37912
“Excellent service from start to finish. Jordan was very professional and informative during the install.”
– Jennifer W.
Heat Pump Installation in Knoxville, TN 37918
“Couldn’t have asked for better service. Two of the nicest, most polite gentlemen worked all day, taking only a short lunch break, to get unit installed. They even stayed until 6 pm to clean up and patiently explain system to me…making sure I understood operation. Please pass on my appreciation to both Patrick and Chris for their professionalism and just overall courteous attitude. Job well done!
**they got bonus points for giving extra belly rubs to my dog!”
– Paula D.
Heat Pump Repair in Farragut, TN 37922
“I am beyond impressed with the professionalism and quality work from AA-Air. We called them, and they were at our house within the hour! The price was fair and heat came on immediately upon repair. I highly recommend this company…owner, Donna, and technician, Chris, are top notch in my book! Look no further for your HVAC repairs…thanks again, AA-Air!”
– Vickie W.
Heat Pump Installation in Knoxville, TN 37919
“Outstanding from consultation to installation.
Thank you for your knowledge, skills, efficiency, and integrity in a world that doesn’t often see all of these priceless attributes in one company!”
– Sherry B.
Heat Pump Installation in Knoxville, TN 37917
“My first time buying a heating and air system has turned out to be a painless experience. Starting on the day my 21 year old heating and air system decided it was time to call it quits.
AA-Air has been super duper in every way. Patrick and Rafael were the team who installed my new Trane system. They were on time, and did an excellent job. They were courteous, friendly, and answered all the questions I had concerning the new system. When they left my new units were installed and all evidence of work debris was cleaned up.
I highly recommend them.
Also, I want to say that Rob, Chris and Cooper were great in helping me schedule my appointments, getting my older unit diagnosed and helping me pick my new Trane.
AA-Air my hats off to you and the fine men who worked on my new system.
– Jenny L.
Heat Pump Repair in Knoxville, TN 37934
“John has been helping to maintain our home heating and cooling units for several years now. I have always requested him because I know I can trust him to accurately diagnose and repair any issues we may have. The repair costs have also always seemed reasonable and fair. He has met some very challenging situations we have had with professionalism and skill. For example, he fixed our pool heating unit and had to receive instructions on the phone from a tech person in Florida while he was doing the repair. John is always patient, polite, and never pushy in trying to sell extra services to us. I highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you, John, for taking such good care of us!”
– Debbie B.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Knoxville, TN 37920-7118
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– Dan C.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Knoxville, TN 37921
“You all know I love you guys! And John is my HVAC guardian angel.
Have and will continue to recommend you.”
– Laura J.
Heat Pump Installation in Knoxville, TN 37918
“Kevin did an excellent job of installing the heat pump. He made sure the system was level, sealed, wired properly, and tested both the heat and AC to verify everything was working properly. He did not hesitate to answer our questions and checked out anything we commented on. If you need an installation, ask for Kevin. We certainly will.”
– Robert & Cindy D.