Ballard Natural Gas is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Seattle, WA, 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 Ballard Natural Gas 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 Seattle, WA or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 206-784-8101 or request service online for an evaluation.
Heat Pump Replacement in West Seattle, WA 98146
Heat Pump Maintenance in Seattle, WA 98115
“Justin gave us great service. He explained what needed to be done and why, the cost, and
got to work. He was courteous and helpful. We’d welcome him back next year.”
– Bruce M.
Heat Pump Installation in Edmonds, WA 98020
“The heat pump was installed a few weeks ago, very prompt and professional job. We have had service visits, now the problem has been found. It is a part Ballard Natural Gas buys from a vendor. Garrett was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable and communicated with us clearly. I look forward to having the heat pump work, recognizing Ballard and Garrett have done everything they could.”
– Stephanie B.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
“Garrett provided superb service with a smile. Explained everything.”
– jeff a.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Seattle, WA 98118
“My service experience was great. A technician was sent to my home the very next day! The technician was on time and a text was sent prior to his arrival to let me know he was on his way which was helpful. Garrett, the technician who came to our home was courteous, knowledgeable and very helpful!”
– Janet M.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Seattle, WA 98115
“Matt arrived right when promised and went to work after a nice introduction to what he would be doing. He explained each step of the process for maintaining our heat pump and air-exchanger. He gave a clear description of what was needed to clean our ducts and by afternoon I had all the reports and estimates I asked for. Efficient, thoughtful, friendly. Thank you Matt D.”
– Victoria C.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Seattle, WA 98125
“Loved the easy of the annual maintenance service. Garrett was incredibly nice and prompt and was done in half an hour. Great service all around.”
– Ryan R.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Ballard, WA 98107
“Garrett was great to work with. He was helpful and efficient while here.”
– Christopher S.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Seattle, WA 98144
“I've been a long a long time customer of Ballard, since I bought my house. This last week, Garret was here to provide annual maintenance on the heat pump, water heater, gas fire place, furnace. I always know that any issues will be identified and a course of action thoroughly explained, all the pros and cons. Like every representative I've worked with from Ballard, Garret was timely, thorough, efficient, and had a great sense of humor.”
– Jan H.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Seattle, WA 98105
“Garrett performed annual maintenance on our gas furnace and heat pump today. He was outstanding- he welcomed my questions and concerns, listened carefully , and identified solutions to a problem I hadn’t known we had. He is friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.”
– Mimi W.