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Heat Pumps

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Air Handlers is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Chesapeake, VA, 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 Air Handlers 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 Chesapeake, VA or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 757-424-4836 or request service online for an evaluation.

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Heat Pump Replacement in Virginia Beach, VA 23452

“The personal attention and customer service provided was EXCELLENT! They went above and beyond our expectations helping us to find just the right system to meet our needs and our budget.”

– Bobbie A.

Heat Pump Installation in Chesapeake, VA 23321

“Your company put in a new Carrier unit into our home. Your team did an outstanding job of removing the old system and reinstalling my new system, which is working great. Your two installers were Lee M and Brandon W. They worked extremely hard all day to get the system in and running right. Both Lee and Brandon are very professional individuals and very polite. I really appreciate their work to make sure that we were happy. My thanks to Lee, Brandon and to the owner Josh. Thank you all!”

– Paul C.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Chesapeake, VA 23322

“From the office staff to the technicians this company made my maintenance experience wonderful.”

– Coy W.

Heat Pump Installation in Norfolk, VA 23510

“My heat pump installation was a great experience. The technicians, Brandon and Lee, were courteous, tidy, and efficient. At the end of the installation, they took the time to explain to me the features of both my heat pump and the thermostat, and to answer any questions I had. They were very careful to keep the floor where they were working inside the house protected, and were thorough in their clean-up.”

– Tammy W.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Suffolk, VA 23435

“Service Tech. Lee was very polite & friendly. Very neat worker. Job well done. Thank you!”

– Florinda B.

Heat Pump Repair in Chesapeake, VA 23323

“I called many places to get help with my heat pump and Air Handlers was the only company that could get out to me the next day. They sent Kevin out and he was great! He explained things to where I could understand and broke down the price so I understood what it was I was paying for. I have recommended them to some people and they asked for Kevin as well. Very pleased with my service.”

– Doug P.


Air Handlers is a full service heating and air conditioning company. Providing outstanding customer service and HVAC repair, service and installation to Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, parts of Suffolk.