Heat Pumps

Heat pump service.

Shearer Heating, A/C & Refrigeration is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Washington, PA, 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 Shearer Heating, A/C & Refrigeration 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 Washington, PA or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 724-222-1830 or request service online for an evaluation.

“Arrived at requested time. He was super polite. Fixed the problem quickly and promised a quote on a new thermostat in the coming weeks. Great job as usual! We would never go anywhere else. This was our fist time having Jared and he was wonderful. Lucas had also done a great job for us. Thanks so much!”
- Jean Z.

“Jared was very professional. He was a very pleasant person very easy to hold a conversation with He knew what he was doing. He addressed the issue and resolved in a short period of time. There were three things going on at the same time. A thermostat issue a short and a control circuit and low on coolant. He tested the system for leakage and found none. The initial installer may have added the coolant during the winter months. This can make it more difficult to fill to the correct amount”

- Gary H.

“Our heat pump was 16 yrs old and needed replaced. Robert came out and put together an estimate. His walk through was extremely thorough and at the end he sat down and went over our options. He was friendly, professional and did not try to push or up sale on anything. He simply laid out our options for us to choose from. The install was quick and we were up and running by mid afternoon. If Shearer is available in your area I would not hesitate to go with them. They are friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I will be looking into there maintenance program as well. Thank you for the great service.”

- Andrew M.

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