Environmental Systems Associates is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Howard County, MD, 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.
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 Howard County, MD or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 410-381-7991 or request service online for an evaluation.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Columbia, MD 21046
Heat Pump Repair in Columbia, MD 21046
“Fast, efficient, and personable. Follow up and notifications were great!”
– Phil S.
Heat Pump Installation in Columbia, MD 21044
“I began using ESA in 2002 when I bought a home with an existing ESA maintenance service agreement. Every maintenance technician has been professional, courteous, and educational. In Dec 2020, I replaced my HVAC system. The experience has been outstanding. ESA helped me select the high-efficiency system that meets my needs, acquire excellent financing, and EA continues to patiently teach me how to get the best operation from my investment. The phone staff is knowledgeable and always courteous. I recommend ESA.”
– Ayodele M.
Heat Pump Installation in Columbia, MD 21044
“Wonderful experience working with Environmental Systems Associates from start to finish. All of the installers were very professional, and did a great job removing my old system and installing the new one. I was very impressed with the quality of work and the efficiency at which they completed the job. I have now had nearly two weeks to evaluate the installation, during a period of extremely cold weather, and everything is working perfectly.”
– Michael G.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Columbia, MD 21044
“Your service technician, Ivan G, just left my house after providing the semi annual maintenance service to my 3 heat pump units. I would like to commend him for his efficiency, as well as his outstanding professional manner. He seemed very knowledgeable in responding to any questions I posed and performed his tasks with diligence. He was very polite and also tidy. I would like to request that he be the dedicated service person to return to our home for all contracted maintenance services. Thank you so much.”
– Helen M.