Heat Pumps

Heat pump service.

DeltaTemp is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Richmond, 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 DeltaTemp 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 Richmond, VA or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 804-739-5854 or request service online for an evaluation.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Midlothian, VA 23112

“Always GREAT service!!  Edith was THE BEST!!”
- Cheryl K.

Heat Pump Repair in Chesterfield, VA 23236

“Keith is great!! Arrived on time, explained the repairs, and completed the job promptly. Very professional and kind.”

- Anne and Mike K.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Chesterfield, VA 23832

“Edith goes the extra mile both in servicing the equipment and explaining any questions that we had. She serviced the condensation pump and its tank thoroughly. I am impressed with her thoroughness and would recommend Delta Temp and Technician Edith H.”

- Robert W.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Midlothian, VA 23112

“Keith notified me when he was on the way. He was polite and professional. He explained everything he was going to do. Asked if I had any issues with the system. After work was completed he showed me the photos and explained what work he had performed. Changed the batteries in the thermostat. Great job.”

- Lynda H.

Heat Pump Installation in Chesterfield, VA 23120

“The DeltaTemp team was professional, friendly, efficient, clean, and thorough!
As a homeowner, while it is not fun to replace a heat pump system, DeltaTemp made it as smooth as possible – thank you.

- Jason E.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Midlothian, VA 23112

“Thorough and professional, would recommend Delta Temp to all of my friends and family. Keith arrived on time and took the time to address all of my concerns. He went above and beyond to take care of my AC/heat pump to make sure it is operating correctly for the upcoming hot summer months.”

- Michelle C.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Chesterfield, VA 23236

“She is great, very personable and knowledgeable.”

- Joan D.

Heat Pump Repair in Midlothian, VA 23112

“Excellent experience as usual. Edith was on time, professional and explained everything. Did a review after work was completed. Have used Delta Temp for over 30 years”

- Lynda H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Midlothian, VA 23112

“Very polite, arrived on time and was very through. Great technician”

- Mark B.

Heat Pump Installation in Powhatan, VA 23139

“Edith was efficient and thorough with the thermostat install. In addition she was attentive to my request of checking other concerns that we had with the previously installed heat pump. She communicates well and is most pleasant.”

- Pat B.

Need Heat Pump Service?

Contact the experts at DeltaTemp.

Call us at 804-739-5854!