Heat Pump Repair & Service in Colorado Springs
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, but there is a secondary system of heating elements, dual fuel (an emergency backup heat using a furnace) 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. The two systems (dual fuel) share the heating process but don’t function at the same time. 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 Home Services is there for all your heat pump needs by providing services for:
- Inspect ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for obstructions
- Verify adequate airflow
- Verify accurate refrigerant
- Check for refrigerant leaks
- Inspect electric terminals, cleaning and tightening as necessary
- 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 Home Services has you covered. Our technicians will professionally install everything needed for your new heat pump system.
To find out more about heat pump systems, call us today at (719) 686-6742.