Gagle's Heating is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Salem, OR, 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 Gagle's Heating 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 Salem, OR or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 503-581-2972 or request service online for an evaluation.
Heat Pump Repair in Salem, OR 97306
Heat Pump Repair in Salem, OR 97304
“Great service, very quick turn around.”
– Debbie B.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Salem, OR 97317
“Timely, polite, efficient. Excellent.”
– Dale M.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Salem, OR 97304
“I appreciated the thorough semiannual maintenance check today.”
– Dick H.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Salem, OR 97302
“Our heat pump was running even when the temps dipped into the mid 30s. I thought the thermostat (advanced settings) was programmed to signal the gas furnace to come on instead of the heat pump when outside temps go below 40. I called Gagle's and Aaron said that, with a gas furnace, the thermostat is usually set at 40. He said he could come out within a half hour to check it out, which he did. He discovered that the thermostat setting to alert the furnace was off. He also changed another setting to avoid the furnace and heat pump coming on at the same time. Coming out the same day and making these adjustments (for free) was quite amazing. It's why Gagle continues to demonstrate high quality customer care. Thanks, Aaron!”
– Tim B.
Heat Pump Installation in Salem, OR 97301
“Highly recommend Gagle’s Heating! A local family owned and operated company and it shows why they’re the best in the business. They were professional, no hidden fees and they had the best product and price for our new heating and air conditioning system. They answered all of our questions, didn’t rush us and the quotes they provided were clear and easy to understand. We wouldn’t ever go anywhere else!”
– Sarah E.
Heat Pump Installation in Aumsville, OR 97315
“Very professional, respectful and knowledgable about the product, installation, and what was going on. Will recommend your company to my friends and family.”
– Mark E W.
Heat Pump Repair in Salem, OR 97317
“Friendly, professional, timely”
– Charles H.
Heat Pump Installation in Salem, OR 97304
“With this hot weather, am very much appreciating the heat pump you installed last Fall. Keeps the house temp steady throughout the day. And is MUCH quieter than our old unit.”
– Alex B.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Salem, OR 97305
“Gagles has always been there for me for many years. For emergencies , and all other service. The technician Loren is a total professional who is able to explain complicated systems in a way that I can understand . He made me feel confident in my system after a minor glitch with the power caused my air conditioning system to reboot . It was 104 degrees outside and I got very upset cause I didn’t understand what my system was doing during the reboot process. He responded right away, came to my home and made me feel better , by explaining that I had nothing to worry about , everything worked the way it was supposed to. THANK YOU Loren ! And Gagles for always being there for me .”
– Elizabeth W.