Heat Pump Repair & Service in Colorado Springs
You’re probably not familiar with a heat pump or what it does. There are two main types of heat pumps. The first is an Air Source Heat Pump, and the second a Geothermal Heat Pump, which pulls heat from the ground. Essentially, a heat pump is a year-round, dual-system heating and air conditioning unit designed to extract heat from indoor air and transfer it to the outside during the summer and reverses the process in the winter. This might seem like a stretch for the winter months of Colorado Springs, but there is a secondary system of heating elements that supplements the pump function when there isn’t enough heat existent in the outside air during particularly frigid temperatures.
A heat pump works by circulating a substance commonly known as ‘refrigerant’ through a cycle of evaporation and condensation, using a compressor to pump the refrigerant between two heat exchange coils. In the first coil, the refrigerant is evaporated at a low pressure and absorbs heat. Then the refrigerant is compressed along its route to the second coil, where it is then condensed at high pressure, where it releases the heat it previously absorbed. This process is extremely efficient, as it produces 2-3 times more heat than the energy it uses.
Additionally, a heat pump can be quite effective when used in conjunction with an existing furnace. The two systems share the heating process but don’t function at the same time. Instead, each operates when it’s most cost-efficient to do so. The heat pump is usually the primary heating and cooling system, but when the temperature drops below the ability of the heat pump to operate efficiently, the furnace will then take over the burden of heating.
Heat Pump Services
Hardcastle Heating and Air is there for all your heat pump needs by providing services for:
- Inspect ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for obstructions
- Detect and seal duct leaks
- Verify adequate airflow
- Verify accurate coolant charge
- Check for refrigerant leaks
- Inspect electric terminals, cleaning and tightening as necessary
- Lubricate motors and check belts for wear and correct tension
- Verify correct thermostat operation and electric control system
Heat Pump Installation
If you are in need of a new or replacement heat pump system, Hardcastle and Air has you covered. Our technicians will professionally install everything needed for your Air Source or Geothermal Heat Pump systems.
Heat Pump Repair
If your heat pump is becoming problematic, the professionals at Hardcastle Heating and Air will diagnose the trouble. Common heat pump issues are the heat pump not turning on, not heating, not cooling, or running constantly. No matter the problem, our technicians will quickly get your heat pump system up and running in no time at all.
Heat Pump Replacement
As with all things, heat pumps won’t last forever. If your furnace is 15-20 years old or older, then it might be time for a replacement. If a repair isn’t possible, Hardcastle and Air will work with your budget to replace your existing heat pump system or replace one we installed under warranty. In either case, you won’t be long without your heat pump system.
Choose Hardcastle Heating and Air for Your Heat Pump Service Needs
Hardcastle Heating and Air is a top-rated company at Home Advisor with an excellent customer service rating. Additionally, we have an A rating on Angie’s List, without a single rating of less than A since 2015. We also enjoy a Better Business Bureau (BBB) A+ rating, as well as a 100% 5-star customer review rating at the Southern Colorado Better Business Bureau and are an accredited business who was nominated for the BBB Excellence in Customer Satisfaction Award. We are proud to have won The Best of Teller County 2018, 2019 & 2020 and The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award in 2017.
To find out more about heat pump systems, call us today at (719) 686-6742.