Heat Pumps

Close up of a heat pump.

A & L Heating and Air is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Maryville, 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 A & L Heating and Air 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 Maryville, TN or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 865-856-8797 or request service online for an evaluation.

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Heat Pump Maintenance in Loudon, TN 37774

“Daniel was professional, thorough and polite.” – Diane Z.

Heat Pump Repair in Louisville, TN 37777

“I have had the need for service repairs for my home HVAC system and each time A&L has always proven to be "The right AC Company"! I received a phone call informing who and when they would arrive with email follow ups. Thank you Daniel for another great experience today, explanation of each option and repair completed thoroughly in a timely manner.
I have referred A&L on many occasions to family, friends, and business owners and have always gotten a return message saying what great service they received! I will continue to use A&L HVAC & Plumbing with confidence!”

– Steve W.

Heat Pump Repair in Louisville, TN 37777

“Recently, on the coldest nights of the year, with ice and snow covering everything, my heat quit working. Frantically, I called every HVAC service in town, and only one, A and L, said they could help me. The person that I spoke to, I'm sorry I can't remember your name was so kind and helpful.
And Mr Timothy Holler, the technician, was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, respectful, clean and cared about my dog! He was able to quickly diagnose the problem and made the necessary repairs. He also walked me through what I could do if it happened again. And another thing I really liked about this company, is that he didn't try to sell me anything else. I have had other HVAC companies try to do that.
I highly recommend this company and give them 10 Stars!”

– bb A.

Heat Pump Replacement in Alcoa, TN 37702

“Punctual, professional, honest service performed. A very good experience and will definitely use A&L again. Tim Holler did an excellent job.”

– Brenda N.

Heat Pump Repair in Louisville, TN 37777

“A&L was the only company that would send a technician on the day I called in a service request. They were friendly, polite, and thorough in gathering information about my problem. Within a 1/2 hour they arrived, diagnosed the problem, performed the repair, and then tested the unit for performance. They were informative, courteous, friendly, and professional throughout their visit. They gained a satisfied customer, I gained a trusted HVAC service and repair company.”

– Steve M.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Loudon, TN 37774

“Matthew was prompt, personable and explained everything clearly. Great job!”

– Jeanette D.

Heat Pump Repair in Loudon, TN 37774

“Steven did a good job diagnosing the problem. He was very polite, but that only somewhat tempers my anger over this HVAC system.

I am frustrated that my very very expensive heat pump has broken twice in the past five years. While labor is expensive even under warranty, I shudder to think what it will cost when parts are no longer covered. Burned out DC motors and inverter boards will more than negate whatever savings I am making with a variable speed unit. I am also bearing the cost of resistance heating while waiting for parts and return visits.

I give Steven 5 stars for his effort. A&L and Bryant both get terrible ratings for poorly performing new equipment and high labor costs on warranty work.

John Winn”

– John W.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Maryville, TN 37803

“Matthew was all that one expects in a service technician, courteous, knowledgeable, & a great people person. Nice to know we are in good shape for the winter, & where the equipment is, to make that happen.
Great, working with professional minded people, from dispatch, service, & company efforts to make it an enjoyable experience.

Sincerely, RichLee”

– Rich D.

Heat Pump Installation in Maryville, TN 37801

“Installed a new heat pump and was hard working, professional and friendly with an excellent installation!”

– Earle B.

Heat Pump Repair in Maryville, TN 37803

“Daniel was professional, knowledgeable and personable. Daniel explained the situation very well so we could make an informed decision.”

– Kenneth W.

A & L Heating and Air proudly provides HVAC service to Alcoa, Friendsville, Greenback, Louisville, Loudon, Lenior City, Madisonville, Maryville, Vonore, Walland, TN, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 865-856-8797, or request service online today.