Adams Heating & Cooling is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Cincinnati, OH, 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 Adams Heating & Cooling 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 Cincinnati, OH or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 513-474-1600 or request service online for an evaluation.
Heat Pump Replacement in Cincinnati, OH 45244
Heat Pump Installation in Amelia, OH 45245
“We purchased a heat pump from Adams. We did not have central air or a heat pump previously and relied on window a.c. units to cool the house. Tony Potts came out and did the estimate. He gave us a few options to consider before making the purchase and was very professional and courteous. The crew that did the install, too, were very professional. After the unit was installed we were amazed at what a difference it made. Our house is very comfortable. Tony followed up a few days later and explained the thermostat functions and made a few suggestions on how to better utilize the system. We are very pleased and I look forward to seeing the energy savings.”
– Steve K.
Heat Pump Installation in Milford, OH 45244
“Tony was great to deal with he is at the top of his game. I had a new heat pump and electric furnace installed in may of this year, the installers were all professional, nice and answered all my questions. they did a very organized and extremely neat installation. I could not be happier. Money well spent. Thanks Guys.”
– Bill B.
Heat Pump Replacement in Bethel, OH 45106
“I needed a new heat pump, outdoor unit, air handler, I mean everything. Tony Potts was very nice, explained everything, and answered everything I asked him about. Best deal for the dollar I found. Their employee’s were nice, took care of everything and cleaned up before they left. They had everything in stock and were to install in three days. They did a great job for me.”
– Patrick M.
Heat Pump Installation in Other, OH 45156
“Tony Potts was so very helpful in explaining the different options we had when wanting to replace our oil furnace. I learned a lot from Tony. Just wanted to thank him for being so patient in explaining it all. Also, a big shout out to Tommy and his crew for the great, painless(for me) installation of our new furnace!!! Couldn’t have asked for a nicer crew and very polite and considerate(I’m kind of a neat freak)! So, I look forward to all the happy days with our new system!!! Thanks again to all of you at Adams Heating and Cooling!”
– Marian and Rob G.
Heat Pump Repair in Cincinnati, OH 45242
“On a cold, snowy, icy night in February we discovered our 20 year old heat pump covered in ice. We switched the thermostat to Emergency heat and called Adams when they opened. They were awesome – they contacted Dave and had him come directly to our home instead of going into the office first. He discovered that we had more than 1 problem – the thermostat was not working and needed to be replaced, and the heat pump was very low on freon. He explained that the unit was also low on freon when he did the summer PM and even lower now, and freon is very expensive. Dave offered options on new systems and also told us about a great Manufacturer promotion. He left information with us to help us decide but, he made sure we had heat and a new thermostat before he left and did not charge anything for the service and parts that day. We had a new system/new thermostat installed 3 days later and workmanship was flawless. Tony came back about 2 weeks later and asked if there were any issues, thoroughly explained the smart thermostat to us, explained how to program it, downloaded a 5 day forecast app, and put the system through a series of checks to be sure it was running properly. Tony and Dave are professional, honest, and really know the systems they sell. Service is amazing and this “family” is very reliable!”
– Terri G.
Heat Pump Installation in New Richmond, OH 45157
“I had Adams Heating & Cooling come take a look at our 30 year old oil furnace that stopped working. Their experienced field team came out the same day and identified the problem and they confirmed my fears, the cost for repairs to such an old unit just didn’t make sense. It was going to need to be replaced, and quick because it was the middle of winter! Luckily, Tony and his team were able to get a new oil furnace and heat pump installed only two days later and with a financing package that we could afford. The energy efficiency provided by the heat pump is an added bonus that we will be enjoying for years to come. Now our house is warmer than it has ever been AND we will have air conditioning in the summer too – which we did not have before. Everything went so smoothly and easily, we couldn’t be happier with the whole process.”
– Laura B.
Heat Pump Replacement in Cincinnati, OH 45245
“Organized. Professional. Punctual. The entire team from Tony to the install team did a great job. I did my research before going with Adams and never questioned my decision. Highly recommend.”
– Bill W.
Other Installation in Amelia, OH 45103
“I had a heat pump and electric furnace installed about a week ago. Tony was extremely helpful in explaining all the information that I needed to choose the appropriate units for my house. The installers, Tommy, Layne, Eric and Ben were very professional, friendly and efficient. They kept me apprised of the progress, and I was impressed and very much pleased with the whole process. I would recommend this company and team to anyone.”
– Emily S.
Heat Pump Installation in Other, OH 45120
“Tony Potts our HVAC Specialists was awesome. He was very thorough and helpful and he made our experience pleasant. Our new AC and furnace are easy to function and operate. I would recommend Adams Heating and Cooling and 2 thumbs up. 10 STARS.”
– Kristie F.