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 or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at PHONE or request service online for an evaluation.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Farragut, TN 37934
“AA-Air have been good to us for a long time. You all put in our first unit somewhere around 1975… you have the date. Anyway the service all around has been super. Some years later John and Susan Key moved across the street from us.. feels like we have our own Timberlake HVAC firm!
Many good wishes to the whole team there!
– Dave H.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Farragut, TN 37934
“This is a review on Mr. John Key with AA-Air Company: John recently serviced our three heat pumps. They are covered under our annual service contract which has been a good deal for us. John consistently does high quality work and patiently explains what he has done and why. He made certain to schedule routine maintenance for our largest unit prior to the end of its manufacturer's warranty period. He found the source of a slow leak of gas. The problem was one of the most expensive parts. John saved us having to pay a significant fraction of the overall cost of the entire unit for repair. Our unit can now proceed into old age for a few more years. AA-Air is a fine firm and John Key is one superb technician. Thanks, John!”
– Dave H.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Knoxville, TN 37902 Knoxville
“John was very helpful and efficient in finding the problem with the heat pump in a timely and expeditious manner. He reoptioned the thermostat to the correct settings. He shared very valuable user information relating to the equipment url sites. A definite recommend to use for furnace and heat pump service.”
– Walter L.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Knoxville, TN 37912
“John was on time for the appointment. He never makes you feel like he is in a rush to get to another work site. Answered all of our questions and concerns.”
– James B.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Knoxville, TN 37915
“John was as he always is — friendly, courteous, competent, experienced, and efficient. He always gives great service. He performed the fall AA-Air semi-annual check-up today and it's always nice to have him in my home.”
– Jim H.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Knoxville, TN 37917
“AA Air has always been very reliable and fairly priced. I have used them for many years. John is extremely good at his work and also a very personable fellow.”
– Patrick B.