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Heat pumps have become popular in recent years because of their ability to both heat and cool your home and their high energy efficiency. Whether you have a heat pump and need a company to maintain and repair it or you are interested in having one installed in your home, RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning can help. Our heat pump technicians are trained to deal with many different systems and we will do our best to make sure that you are completely satisfied with our service.
Did you know that the location of your heat pump can have an effect on its efficiency? High winds can cause defrosting problems, so it is important to place your unit in an area that it is blocked from the wind. Placing a bush or fence upwind can help prevent this problem. You should also make sure that your heat pump is not located too close to your windows; although heat pumps made today are much quieter than their predecessors, the fan and compressor will still make some noise.
How Heat Pumps Work
Heat pumps function very much like air conditioners. They use refrigerant to absorb and transfer heat from inside to outside your home. However, heat pumps can also reverse this transfer of heat so they use the warmth in the outside air to heat your home during the winter. Since heat pumps move heat instead of generating it though combustion, they are very energy efficient, making them a great option for many homes. While you might need a supplementary heating system if it gets very cold, heat pumps can heat your home even if the temperature is around freezing. Our experts in heat pumps can help you figure out if this type of system is a cost–effective solution for your home.
Heat Pumps for Air Conditioning
Despite their name, heat pumps are very good at cooling your home. Instead of absorbing the heat from outside like they do during the winter, they remove the heat from your indoor air and transfer it to the air outside, keeping the inside cool and comfortable. If you have a heat pump, it can replace your central air conditioner, making it a complete heating and cooling system.
Heat Pump Installation and Replacement
There are a lot of factors that you have to take into consideration when you are having a new heat pump installed in your home. You need to get a heat pump that is energy efficient to save you money on your monthly bills, but also get one that fits within your budget. You need to make sure to choose a heat pump that has the capacity to keep your home comfortable all year long. And finally, you need to make sure your heat pump will work with your current ductwork.
A qualified heat pump installation specialist will be able to go over all of these issues with you before the installation process even begins. We will walk you through the process to ensure that you completely understand your new system. Give us a call today to discuss what type of heat pump system will work best in your home.
Heat Pump Maintenance and Repair
Even the most well–maintained heat pump will occasionally need repair, and the heat pump repair experts at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning are fully qualified to fix almost any problems you might encounter. If your heat pump is not heating or cooling as effectively as it used to, making a lot of noise, or turning on and off frequently, it could be a sign of a major problem. Even if it is just a small repair, it is always better to have it taken care of right away.
For any heat pump installation, maintenance, or repair in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, give RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning a call! We have 24 hour emergency service and free in home estimates on new system replacement, making us the right choice for all of your heat pump service needs.