If you would like to have a home comfort system that takes care of your needs throughout the year, regardless of the temperature outside, than you should look into the installation of a heat pump. These devices use the technology of refrigeration systems to move heat from one place to another. But unlike the standard air conditioner, they can both move heat out of and into a home.
Today's heat pumps are more advanced than ever before, so they can handle keeping a house warm even during a chilly Pikeville, KY winter without losing too much energy efficiency. Along with the advantage of having a two-in-one system, heat pumps provide many more special benefits. You can trust to the NATE-certified technicians at American Heating & Cooling to see that you have an excellent heat pump installation, and we are also here to assist with any other heat pump service you may require for your system. Our friendly technicians are available for emergency repairs 24 hours a day.
The licensed and certified HVAC professionals at American Heating & Cooling offer complete service for heat pumps in Pikeville, KY and the surrounding areas.
People are often curious about the workings of this modern miracle of a system that can heat and cool with the same components. In essence, a heat pump operates on a simple principle: it moves heat from one location to the other using the circulation of refrigerant. (I.e. it pumps heat.) The refrigerant gains heat and pressure in a compressor, and then moves to one set of coils to release the heat. Afterwards, the cooled refrigerant moves to a second set of coils to absorb heat.
In a standard AC, the process works in only one direction: heat released throughout outdoor coils, absorbed through indoor coils. But a heat pump contains a component called the reversing valve that switches the flow of refrigerant. With only a single adjustment to the thermostat, the heat pump starts absorbing heat outdoors and releasing it indoors, providing comfort for cold weather.
The main reason people install heat pumps for their homes is to take advantage of heating and cooling in a single package, with no need to combine an air conditioner and a furnace. But there are some other reasons that heat pumps are popular.
They help save energy in heating mode, since it requires less electrical power to move heat than it does to raise the temperature of the air by burning fuel or using electrical resistance heating. A family that switches from a furnace to a heat pump for winter warmth can save a tremendous amount of energy-along with getting a great AC system at the same time. Heat pumps also offer a level of safety over many gas-powered heating systems, and which offers peace of mind for many households. The outside of the heat pump cabinet doesn't even get warm when the system is in heating mode!
We offer heat pump replacement and installation services, but American Heating & Cooling is also trained to service heat pumps that are already working hard. Our heat pump repair technicians are on-call 24/7, and we provide routine maintenance that will see that your heat pump is always working at top-level for as many years as possible. You can rely on us as your dependable source for quality heating and cooling throughout the year in Pikeville, KY.