Expert Heat Pump Services in Columbia
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If you live in a warm climate, an air-source heat pump can provide efficient cooling and heating for your home. If you have this type of heat pump installed by one of our professionals at Kaminer Heating And Cooling, it can provide up to three times more heat to a home in comparison to the energy that it uses. This is because heat pumps add and remove heat instead of creating it from fuel. Heat pumps do an exceptional job at keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
- Geothermal heat pumps: This type of system extracts heat from the inside when it’s hot outside, but draws heat from the ground when it’s cold. The temperature of the ground almost always remains between 50° and 60° Fahrenheit
- Air-source heat pumps: This system absorbs heat from outside to warm your home during the winter and absorbs heat from the indoor air in the summer
How Heat Pumps Work
You may be wondering just how a heat pump can use the cold outdoor air to heat a home. Surprisingly, heat can be absorbed from the outdoor air even when it’s as cold as 40° Fahrenheit. This is all accomplished through the process commonly known as refrigeration.
When outdoor temperatures drop below the 40°F mark, a separate panel of electric resistance coils turns on to deliver heat to your indoor space. Unfortunately, if your winter temperatures drop this low, an air-source heat pump is not the most efficient choice. If this is your case, our heat pump experts highly recommend gas-burning furnaces as a more economical way to deliver heat to your home.
Signs You Need Your Heat Pump Repaired
The last thing you want is for your heat pump to stop working the dead of winter. Fortunately, there are warning signs to look out for so you can get your unit repaired before it completely breaks down.
Give our Columbia heat pump repair technicians a call when:
- Your unit is approaching old age: Unfortunately, your heat pump will not last forever. The average lifespan of a heat pump is 15 years. As your unit ages, it will start to lose efficiency and breakdown more often.
- Ice has developed on the coil: While it's normal for the outside component to have ice develop on it, it can be dangerous. If the ice comes into contact with any moving parts, becomes too thick, or doesn't defrost, it's time to call in the pros for repairs.
- It has poor airflow: The purpose of a heat pump is to move air to help regulate the temperature. If your unit has reduced or restricted airflow, it could be due to the buildup of ice, dust, or other dirt.
- It makes strange noises: Your heat pump should operate relatively quietly. If you notice any odd noises, such as clanging, clicking, groaning, or banging, it is usually an indication of something in need of repairs. Different sounds mean different issues, which is why it's important to have a technician come to inspect your unit to determine the exact cause of the sound.
- Higher energy bills: Heat pumps are incredibly efficient. If you've noticed your energy bills are continuing to increase, something is causing your heat pump to run less efficiently and needs to be repaired.
Why Choose Us?
At Kaminer Heating And Cooling, customer satisfaction is always our goal. Our expert Columbia heat pump services are some of the best in the industry. We set our HVAC service performance standards high, and you should too.