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 Installation in Maryville, TN 37801

“Great experience with this company and their employees. Ethan did a very thorough job evaluating our system and needs. Matthew and his co worker did a great job with installation. I was very impressed with their professionalism and will continue to use A&L for our HVAC needs. Thank you!” – Laura S.

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“The men and women that work at A & L Are really wonderful. They made the installation go fast and easy. Even programed the new thermostat for me! I had no mess to clean up behind them either. I will use them again.”

– Sandra Y.

Heat Pump Repair in Maryville, TN 37803

“The thermostat on the heat pump needed replacing ‘ we tried to replace it and we failed miserably. I called A&L and they sent Daniel, He fixed our mistakes quickly and professionally. Daniel thank you and A&L for the quick and enjoyable service.”

– Michael B.

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“Daniel did an excellent job. Most thorough HVAC tech I have dealt with.He answered all of my concerns i had about the system. He explained everything that he did and what he found in detail. Will definitely use tour company again!!!!!”

– Dave W.

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“Great Job! Thanks!”

– Ruben O.

Heat Pump Repair in Greenback, TN 37742

“A and L heat and air have a great notification service ! The technicians were very knowledgeable, respectful and efficient. Would definitely recommend !”

– Sabine G.

Heat Pump Installation in Vonore, TN 37885

“We had a new heat pump installed and the installers were very professional and courteous. They returned at a later date to install emergency heating during this visit the installed noticed the unit wasn’t running properly and called the office to get a service tech to come out to investigate. Service was above and beyond. Nice to work with a company that cares about their customers.”

– Lawrence B.

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“i had a new heat pump installed 2 weeks ago by A & L. Arron was very through in by measuring, windows and door locations, and the direction my house faces. He was able to input this data into computer and determine the size of unit that was most effecient for my home. Amos was the installer for my unit he was proffesional , couroteus, and extremely nowledgable. I would highly recommend A & L. Thanks Arron!”

– jimmy l.

Heat Pump Repair in Maryville, TN 37801

“Very satisfied with the service”

– Daniel B.

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.