Heat Pumps

Heat pump service.

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 97317

“Friendly, professional, timely” – Charles H.
- 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.

- 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.

- Elizabeth W.

Heat Pump Replacement in Salem, OR 97306

“Gagle’s has been the only HVAC / Plumbing Company we’ve used in the 12 years we’ve owned our home. Their customer service has been awesome as well as their installation / repair technicians. The people they hire are knowledgeable and courteous, that’s why we’ve been loyal to their company. Our apologies for not remembering the technicians names that repaired our system. Thanks again Gagle’s.”

– Bill C.

- Bill C.

Heat Pump Replacement in Salem, OR 97301

“Repairs were fast, one day when the weather was cold out and we had no other heat source.”


- Wayne H.

Heat Pump Repair in Salem, OR 97306

“Our heat pump stopped working before Christmas. The problem was diagnosed, and when the part (fan motor) was installed it did not correct the issue. A different part was subsequently replaced, and the heat pump runs great again! The technician said that he misdiagnosed the problem originally and did not charge us for the original part that was installed. I was thoroughly impressed with the knowledge, politeness and honesty of the technician!”

– Richard V.

- Richard V.

Heat Pump Installation in Woodburn, OR 97071

“Did a great job with difficult install. Stayed late until it was done. Answered all of many questions.”

- Martin L.

Heat Pump Installation in Salem, OR 97306

“We had Daniel and Aaron put in our new Electric Furnace and Heat Pump and they were very professional and polite. They answered our questions and made sure we were set with our new thermostat before they left. Next day we had Jeff come and he finished setting up our wi-fi with the thermostat and did the final steps on the heat pump. We would definitely recommend Gagle’s!”

– Janet H.

- Janet H.

Heat Pump Replacement in Salem, OR 97396

“The techs were good. Polite and answered my questions. Overall satisfied.”

– Jan M.

- Jan M.

Heat Pump Replacement in Salem, OR 97302

“I recommend Gagle's for all furnace and air-conditioning needs. Since 1996 we have relied on the company to install and maintain our natural gas furnace and our heat pump. We renew an annual maintenance contract with them every year as we prefer to have them keep their professional eye on what's going on with our system. They replaced our original 1996 heat pump this November as it just didn't have the efficiency anymore and was too close to being old enough for some major part replacement. Daniel and Aaron were the crew. They had to also modify the furnace (responsible for the circulation of the heat pump's air throughout the house) to correspond to the current fuel pump design. All the work was done awfully quickly. They left the inside and outside work areas more clean than when they came. They showed a good sense of humor, and were very happy to educate us on pointers for the most economical use of the combination of units we have. I enjoyed talking with them, appreciated their work, and much appreciate knowing Gagle's will stand behind their products and services.”

– Carol J.

- Carol J.

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