Enviro Heating & Air Conditioning is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Santa Rosa, CA, 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 Enviro Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Santa Rosa, CA or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 707-795-7219 or request service online for an evaluation.
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Heat Pump Installation in Windsor, CA 95492
“So happy with the new system. We needed a replacement, and the only solution was a dual system heat pump. Jason was very helpful and provided the proper info about which system to get. The guys were very professional installing the system and the office staff communicated every step of the way. I would highly recommend Enviro Heating & Air”
– Richard S.
Heat Pump Installation in Santa Rosa, CA 95401
“We choose Enviro Heating and Air Conditioning to install a heat pump system to replace our aging gas furnace. Enviro’s price was very competitive. Every step of the process was on time & efficient with excellent communication. This includes the the bid, the installation, and all inspection. I was present for the final City inspection. The inspector was trilled with the quality of the work and pointed out all the hidden details that were included, which he said he often does not see. I want to give a shout-out to Jason the estimator, who was very helpful in explaining the equipment options and helping us make the correct decisions. The installers, Tyler and Mario, were efficient and very personable. Jason was responsible for meeting both the technician for the duct test and the city inspector. The office staff notified me each step of the process with times and dates for each step. Very pleased with the entire process from start to finish. We highly recommend Enviro Heating and Air Conditioning.”
– Charles C.
Heat Pump Installation in Sausalito, CA 94965
“We've had our new heat pump for a month now, and it is working beautifully. The installation went smoothly and on schedule. The house has never been this comfortable. I highly recommend Enviro . They did everything to make us happy and we couldn't be more pleased.”
– David M.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Rohnert Park, CA 94928
“Alex arrived as scheduled, quickly found and resolved the problem with my heat pump. He and Enviro are now my go-to for heating and AC problems.”
– Ron E.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Cloverdale, CA 95425
“Francisco was friendly, efficient, courteous and helpful.”
– Beth H.
Heat Pump Installation in Santa Rosa, CA 95407
“I went from an old gas wall heater and a gas fireplace (that breaks down every other year) to an energy efficient heat pump unit. My experience from the beginning, with Jason in his presentation and helping me decide which heating system was best for me, to the guys who did the install, Tyler and Mario, and to Garryt and Dustin who came back in at the end to do a bit of fine tuning, all were very professional, considerate and friendly. The installers cleaned their work area each day they were here before leaving. The heat pump itself is taking a bit of getting used to, from someone who is used to getting instant heat from a gas unit, but so far so good. I’ve already received an email from PG&E praising me for using less energy, lowering my bill, and I’ve only had the heat pump for 2 weeks!”
– Brenda F.
Heat Pump Installation in Rohnert Park, CA 94928
“The process was easy and straightforward from beginning to end. The system is very efficient and astonishingly quiet. It keeps the in-home temp and humidity where we want it on the hottest days. The installation was rescheduled, so that it was up and running within a week’s time. Couldn’t be happier. I’ll recommend Enviro to anyone.”
– Robert A.
Heat Pump Installation in Novato, CA 94945
“This was a replacement of an old air condition and furnace with a new heat pump system. The entire process was very smooth, from Chris’ initial visit and proposal all the way through to the final inspection. The installation crew arrived on time and took the expected time (over a 2 day period). The system works great. And the 2-year, 0% interest financing, was also very nice. I’d call on them again in a heartbeat.”
– Bob M.
Heat Pump Installation in Petaluma, CA 94952
“From the original estimate to the installation, the guys at Enviro Heating and Air did a very professional job and we were very happy with the quality of work and quick turnaround. These guys new exactly what they were doing and answered all our questions and concerns. They were extremely neat and tidy and made every effort to keep our home clean and safe. The job turned out beautifully and we are extremely pleased with our new bedroom heat pump for air conditioning and heat. Thanks for the great work and service.”
– Rich C.