Turn to Us for Professional Heat Pump Installation
Whether you are retrofitting your current HVAC system or installing a system for a new home, we can provide you with any type of heat pump installation in Minneapolis. If you are replacing an old heat pump, we’ll also remove your old unit and properly dispose of it for you.
Once we install your new heat pump, we will help maintain it for the life of the system. We are always available for questions or to provide you with information about the energy–saving heat pumps we offer and our installation services.
Consider Replacing Your Current System with a Heat Pump
If you have an aging heater, in addition to an aging air conditioner, there’s no reason to replace them both separately—consider upgrading to a heat pump system! Any new heat pump model on the market will have far higher energy efficiency than a system that’s 10-15 years old. When you are considering a heat pump replacement, look for the ENERGY STAR label to ensure you’re getting a system that will offer you the most bang for your buck. We offer a wide selection of energy–saving heat pumps, including packaged units and ductless split heat pump systems.
It’s also important to note that efficiency ratings do not take into account overall home efficiency, so it is important to make sure your home has adequate insulation to get the most savings from a high–efficiency heat pump. Before you start looking at heat pump options, it is generally a good idea to speak to a member of our team, so that you make an informed decision. Feel free to call us if you want to know more about saving energy or upgrading to an ENERGY STAR heat pump.
Keeping Your Heat Pump in Good Shape
Ask about our Total Solutions Membership options! This is our comprehensive maintenance program. Your heat pump needs routine maintenance to operate efficiently and safely while also helping to lower utility bills. While there are some routine tasks you can do, we recommending having a professional provide a thorough inspection and cleaning at least once a year. During the annual heat pump tune-up and exam, our technicians will also make any necessary repairs and charge the refrigerant if necessary—remember though, if you’ve lost refrigerant it means you have a leak, which requires repair!
One of the most important factors to remember about heat pump maintenance is that these systems are 2-in-1. Since they function as both a heating system and an air conditioner, which both need an annual tune-up, you’ll want to schedule heat pump maintenance every 6 months. This will ensure you avoid the costliest and most emergent of repairs. Of course, if you do need prompt heat pump repairs, Air Mechanical, Inc. is here for you with emergency services! Just give our team a call.
How Heat Pumps Work
A heat pump works using the same general principles as an air conditioner but has the ability to warm your home as well as cool it. It does this by extracting heat from the air in one space and transferring it to another. When used to heat your house, it pulls heat from outside and transfers it inside your home. To cool your space, it extracts the warmth from inside and sends it outside. It does all this through the use of a heat exchanger, which uses a special refrigerant liquid that evaporates and becomes heated through a compressor.
Advantages of a Heat Pump
There are many reasons why a growing number of homeowners are choosing to have heat pumps installed in their homes. One of the most obvious is the fact that they can heat and cool your space with a single unit, eliminating the need for a furnace and air conditioner. They also dehumidify a room when used as a cooling system, meaning you won’t need to have a separate dehumidifier, either. Another point in their favor is that they tend to be much more energy-efficient than other types of HVAC equipment, using only electricity and producing no carbon emissions of their own. Their compact footprint also means they don’t take up as much space as other heating and cooling systems.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Heat Pump
A properly functioning heat pump should provide you and your family with many years of comfort. However, there are some indicators that your unit may not be working as well as it should and might need replacing. These include higher-than-expected utility bills, strange noises and frequent repairs. In addition, heat pumps that are more than 10 years old are prime candidates for replacement because the average unit has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Upgrading to a newer model can offer you greater efficiency and reduce the risk of costly repair work. Whatever warning signs you’re experiencing, placing a call to the experts at Air Mechanical is your best bet.