Surprisingly, one of our most sought-after services is consulting, selling and installing replacement heat pumps for Lancaster-area residents.
Buying a new heat pump is a big decision, probably one of the largest upgrade expenses in the lifetime of your home. There are many things to consider during the purchase process. Our sales consultant will guide you through the options to help you make the right choice, based on your budget and the size of your home. Once you have the right heat pump, you’ll enjoy a more comfortable home, lower utility bills, and confidence that you made the right decision.
When deciding to purchase new equipment, you need to consider several key factors, such as energy efficiency, performance, reliability, and cost options that are available.
Like so many modern innovations, we take gas forced-air furnace heating for granted. The warm air that whispers continually from floor, wall and ceiling registers can lull us into a false sense of security. Then a huge gas bill arrives, or the system begins to weaken or not produce the amount of heat we need. Then we realize that basic maintenance was called for–just cleaning the air filter could cut heating costs 5 to 15 percent. Or perhaps it’s time to replace that old and inefficient gas furnace, or better yet, add a heat pump to supplement the current system.
There are a number of options to consider, including high-efficiency systems that can reduce utility costs 20 to 30 percent. Our consultant will cover all these options with you during a visit to your home.
Heat pumps are becoming more popular as the cost of heating is rising. Heat pumps are a great source of heat and for some can be used as a main heating source. Most people do not understand a heat pump or how it works and this is key to getting the most from a heat pump. This appliance is an efficient way to tackle high heating bills.
Heat pumps work much like air conditioners. They draw in outside air to heat a home. They take the warm air out of the outside air and then provide that air to the home. In areas where winters are mild a heat pump can provide enough heat that no other heating source is necessary. However, in a cold environment a heat pump may not be able to pull enough warm air to provide sufficient heat. Heat pumps can also serve as an air conditioner by pulling warm air from inside the house and pushing it outside. Again, though, in an incredibly warm atmosphere the heat pump may not be able to pull a sufficient amount of warm air out and an additional cooling source may be needed.
The newer models of heat pumps offer great features that make then even more alluring. Many new models feature added energy efficiency and more reliability than past models. There are ground source models that pull heat from the ground instead of the air. These models provide a more constant temperature as ground temperatures are more stable than air temperatures. Some models are made with a storage so when the pump pulls more air than is needed it is stored and used when needed. This allows the heat pump to be more sufficient and provide a better heat source. Most heat pumps are operated like a typical furnace with a thermostat that allows for them to be turned on and off at certain temperatures.
Heat pumps are just gaining in popularity. They are proving to be a stable heat source that can save big money on heating and energy bills. Heat pumps are being made with more and more features that are making them more efficient and more comparable to other heating sources. The key to using a heat pump is to understand the limitations and learn the proper way to use one. A heat pump can really be a great addition and a superior choice for a home.
If it’s the first time you’ve run into problems, or needed to replace a heat pump, you might be wondering just what it is, and what all it entails. The heat pump is part of your home’s “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning” (HVAC) system, or simply, its climate control. If you’re having issues with your current system, it will create problems you’ll notice right away.
Stagnant air that sits at uncomfortable temperatures and creates hot spots in some rooms and cold spots in others, are just a few of the problems that you could run into with your furnace if it’s not installed properly or if it breaks down. Other, less noticeable, problems that your heating system could cause are things such as energy loss – a heat pump that runs inefficiently will use more energy than needed and that energy will be wasted, unnecessarily skyrocketing your utility bills.
Not hiring an HVAC contractor is not an option if you need your furnaced replaced; installation is simply not a job for even the most talented and knowledgeable DIY-er. The trick is to know which HVAC company is going to be the right one for you and sell you the best heating system for your needs.
Pickerington Heating & Cooling will begin with an assessment of your current heat pump, then determine the size of the system needed to adequately heat your home. Once the size of the heat pump is calculated, our consultant will review with you to help determine the best fit for your needs.
Our consultant will make recommendations for specific brands and models to match your requirements. We sell and service all the major brands like Trane, Carrier, Ruud, Rheem, Amana and Bryant. Once you’ve arrived at a decision on which equipment best meets your needs, he’ll cover payment options for your new system and discuss financing options available.
Our representative will provide a written price quote on the spot. If you’re ready to move forward, we’ll schedule the installation for your new heat pump, usually within a few days of the meeting.
Assuming your home is already equipped with an existing heat pump, installation in a typical home in the Lancaster area will take less than one full day. We’ll assign the necessary technicians to complete the job efficiently and quickly to assure your family’s comfort and safety. Although we try to work as quietly as possible, expect some noise during the installation process. We do ask that you restrain pets and children from the work area so we can complete the heat pump installation as effectively as possible.
Our goal is to leave your home and its grounds better than we found it. We have a cleanup procedure in place to ensure no construction debris or packaging is left behind, and a completion/inspection checklist to ensure we cross all our t’s and dot all our i’s.
When we’re all done, you’ll be able to immediately enjoy the benefits of your new heat pump.
If you suspect your heat pump needs replacing, or is failing, please contact Pickerington Heating & Cooling at 614-837-4026. Our offices are open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays; emergency heating service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.