Heat Pump Replacement & Installation Services
Whether you’re looking to replace your existing heat pump or you’re ready to make the switch to a new system, Oliver Heating & Cooling has you covered. Our HVAC technicians have the experience needed to install all different types and brands of heat pumps. We’ll replace your heat pump quickly so you and your family can get back to enjoying your comfortable home.
Heat Pump Repair Services
If your heat pump has been malfunctioning or doesn’t seem to be as efficient as it once was, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Oliver for help! You may be in need of heat pump repair services. Our pros can inspect your unit and quickly identify the source of the problem. We have the training needed and offer competitive pricing for heat pump repair services in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Make sure you reach out to us today before your minor issue becomes a major problem.
Heat Pump Maintenance Services
When it comes to heat pump maintenance, no one can beat Oliver’s Peace of Mind Membership. Available for a low monthly price, this plan will help maintain the efficiency of your system over its lifespan. It’ll help eliminate the need for costly heat pump repairs in the future and comes with a variety of other benefits such as no overtime rates, parts and labor warranties on all repairs, priority service and scheduling and so much more.
Benefits of a Heat Pump
A heat pump uses air or ground energy to generate heat. Because of that, it only needs electricity to power the pump itself, compressor and fans. It’s the reason why it runs so efficiently and consumes less electricity than a traditional HVAC system. In fact, a heat pump uses one unit of electricity to produce three units of heat. On the other hand, a traditional system typically uses one unit of electricity to produce one unit of heat. With this superior efficiency, heat pumps are less expensive to run. You’ll enjoy the benefits of an environmentally friendly HVAC system while saving money on your energy bills.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Heat Pump?
Providing cooling, heating or both for your home, a heat pump is an appliance that uses electricity and refrigeration technology. It’s designed with indoor and outdoor units that transfer heat between them to regulate the temperature that you set. Since a refrigerant line separates these two units, you might hear a heat pump referred to as a mini split system. This setup allows a heat pump to operate with high efficiency. On top of that, your home doesn’t need ductwork to have a heat pump. Without ductwork, a heat pump might be called a ductless mini split system.
What Types of Heat Pumps Are Available?
Which Components Are in a Heat Pump?
In the outdoor unit is a coil, fan and compressor. The coil functions as a condenser when cooling and as an evaporator when heating. The fan pushes outdoor air over the coil to aid the exchange of heat. Liquid refrigerant circulates throughout the system, absorbing or rejecting heat depending on which mode you turn on. The compressor in the outdoor unit pressurizes and disperses the refrigerant. On the refrigerant line is an expansion valve that regulates the flow of the liquid. Pumps with reverse operation have a reversing valve on the line, allowing the system to shift between cooling and heating.
In the indoor unit is a coil and fan. Opposite of the outdoor coil, the indoor coil functions as a condenser when heating and as an evaporator when cooling. The fan pushes air over the coil and through your ducts or the air handlers in your home.
So How Does a Heat Pump Work Exactly?
Then, the hot gas passes over the indoor coil, which is acting as the condenser. During this phase, the gas cools as the heat is transferred to the passing air. That heated air blows into your home to keep you warm. However, the cycle isn’t over. The transfer of heat makes the refrigerant warm. It’s depressurized and cooled as it enters the outdoor unit again, and the process repeats.
In a heat pump with a reversing valve, this process shifts during cooling mode. The indoor coil acts as an evaporator, and the outdoor coil acts as a condenser. Heat from the indoor air is transferred to the refrigerant, and cool air blows into your home. This action heats the refrigerant, which evaporates into a gas. The heat is transferred to the outside air or ground. As the warm refrigerant travels through the expansion valve, it’s depressurized and cooled significantly. Then, the cycle repeats. The experts at Oliver are experienced with explaining how a heat pump works if you have any questions, just reach out to us today!
How Long Do Heat Pumps Last?
Defective components, wrong system size and improper installation are a few issues that can reduce the life expectancy. Most importantly, maintenance has a major effect. A lack thereof could accelerate wear and result in costly repairs. Oliver understands how important these factors are in keeping your heat pump in tiptop shape. We can install and maintain your system to extend the life of the equipment as much as possible. Our maintenance plan can prevent expensive heat pump repairs too.
What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?
Contact the HVAC Experts at Oliver for Help
Oliver Heating & Cooling specialists can accurately determine the best size heat pump for your home and lifestyle. If you live in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware you can rely on us for heat pump installation, maintenance and repair services. If you’re still wondering how a heat pump works, we’re more than happy to answer your questions. Contact us today to get started.