Heat Pump Installation, Maintenance, Repair & Replacement in Short Pump & Richmond, VA
The crisp winters and hot, humid summers in Richmond make it essential to have a functional HVAC system. Heat pump systems can provide a great solution for homeowners’ year-round HVAC needs, providing energy efficiency and optimal comfort!
Whenever it’s time to install, maintain, repair, or replace a heat pump system in your home, you need a professional who can get the job done efficiently and properly with minimal disruption to you, your family, and your home. You need a trusted HVAC expert at Short Pump Heating & Air.
Short Pump Heating & Air is your Richmond heat pump expert. We have installed thousands of heat pump systems in the Richmond area, and we specialize in the maintenance, repair, and replacement of all types of heat pump systems.
Do you need heat pump installation, repair, maintenance, or replacement services in Short Pump or the Richmond, VA, area?
Call (804) 364-9040 or contact us online for top-notch heat pump services and great results. At Short Pump Heating & Air, our customers mean the world to us!
We are also here to help if you ever have a heat pump or HVAC system emergency—just contact us for quick service!
Heat Pump Installation & Replacement in Richmond, VA
Installing a new heat pump in Richmond can efficiently and reliably meet your home heating and cooling needs from season to season. At Short Pump Heating & Air, we have extensive experience installing all types of heat pumps. We use the utmost care and precision, and our installation process involves:
Recommending the best options for where to install the system in a home
Removing old heat pumps (for heat pump replacement services)
Providing expert advice regarding the best system to meet your needs
Installing all components and related equipment, from the condenser and air handler to the air ducts, thermostats, zoning systems, and more
Thoroughly testing the system’s performance to assure it’s running perfectly
To book a heat pump installation or replacement, simply contact us online or call us at (804) 364-9040.
Like any other major system of homes, heat pumps can require repairs as they age and endure normal wear. Whenever it’s time to repair a heat pump system, you can count on the heat pump technicians at Short Pump Heating & Air for quick, dependable service!
We can efficiently diagnose the cause of the problem and make the necessary fixes to get your system running as it should again. Some of the various heat pump problems that we are skilled at repairing include:
Properly maintaining your heat pump system is crucial to making sure it’s always working as it should—and that you are less likely to experience an unexpected system failure. We generally recommend getting maintenance service at least once a year.
At Short Pump Heating & Air, we provide thorough heat pump maintenance services, doing things like:
Cleaning the drain, condenser, air handler, and evaporator
Check the system refrigerant levels
Replacing the filter and blower belt
Checking airflow and condition of the duct system
Checking the wiring and electrical connections
Testing the thermostat for proper operation
Contact us to schedule a heat pump maintenance service today!
For Superior Heat Pump Services in & Around the Richmond, VA, Area, Contact Short Pump Heating & Air
At Short Pump Heating & Air, we specialize in new HVAC system installations. We offer the highest quality HVAC service available, and providing exceptional customer service is our top priority. Our team of HVAC experts is fully trained and has extensive knowledge about all types of heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality products. We know how to make sure your home is comfortable all year.
We invite you to keep reading for some helpful answers to commonly asked questions about heat pumps. And check out our stellar reviews to see why we are the number one choice for HVAC service in and around the Short Pump and Richmond, VA, areas!
Heat Pump Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Heat Pump & How Does It Work?
Have you been curious about the difference between a heat pump and an air conditioner? They rely on the same technology. They also look nearly identical side by side. They both rely on refrigerants to heat or cool the home. They operate the same, but a heat pump can reverse the air conditioning cycle. This reversal allows the heat pump to deliver warm air to the home.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Heat Pumps?
Heat pump systems are widespread in Richmond, VA. In milder winter climates, heat pumps are the most efficient heating option. They cost very little to operate when the temperature is above 35-40 degrees. The downside to heat pumps is their performance in very cold weather. They rely on an electric backup heater to help heat in extremely cold temperatures. This auxiliary heater uses a lot of power when activated, which will increase the power bill. Heat pumps are a great heating source in the Richmond climate.
How Long Do Heat Pumps Last?
A heat pump will typically have the same life as a central air conditioner. If you buy a quality product from a quality contractor, you should expect 10 to 15 years out of your heat pump system. Most of the warranties today cover parts for 10 years.
Preventive maintenance and timely service can help extend the life of your heat pump. If your heat pump is over 10 years old and has serious problems, it may be time to replace your system. If you’re not sure whether your system needs repairs or a complete replacement, we can help and provide you with expert advice!
How Much Does a Heat Pump Cost?
Most residential heat pumps range in price from around $5,000 to $7,000, though some models may be available for as low as $4,000 and high-end options can cost as much as $14,000. Many factors can determine the price differences, including the size of the system, its efficiency, and the available comfort features.
Most heat pump system installations and replacements can be completed in one day. More than 90% of our heat pump replacements are finished in a single day. If we are installing a heat pump and new ductwork, it can take two to three days.
At Short Pump Heating & Air, our skilled installers always work hard and smart to install your heat pump system properly and promptly.
How Energy Efficient Are Heat Pumps?
Heat pumps are the most efficient way to heat your home during milder winter weather. The minimum efficiency of today’s heat pumps is 14 SEER. Most older systems we replace are 8 to 12 SEER. In many cases, even the minimum standard is usually a nice improvement for homeowners with older, less efficient systems.
For those looking for higher efficiency, we install many 15-20 SEER systems. Some ductless heat pumps are incredibly efficient, going as high as 42 SEER.
What Are Ductless Heat Pumps?
Ductless heat pump systems are growing in popularity. Also known as mini-splits, these systems do not use ductwork to distribute air in your home. A ductless system will usually have a unit mounted on the wall that delivers the air to your home. They are very efficient and quiet.
At Short Pump Heating & Air, we install Mitsubishi ductless systems and Carrier ductless systems, having installed numerous systems in countless unique applications.
What Is a Hybrid Heat Pump System?
Most heat pumps are paired with an electric air handler and an electric heater. This is a traditional setup, with the entire system being electrical.
Heat pumps can also be combined with a gas furnace that’s used as the “air handler.” This is the most efficient heating option. The heat pump will provide heat in milder weather, and the gas furnace will activate when the temperature drops outside. This gives the system flexibility to run the most efficient option at any given time, based on the outdoor temperature.
Do You Offer Heat Pump Repair Services?
Yes, we repair all makes and models of heat pumps on a regular basis. We service and repair very old systems and have training on all newer technology. Our technicians are skilled in diagnosing and repairing broken heat pumps. We can efficiently diagnose the issues with your system and offer you the repair options, with all pricing explained upfront. If your heat pump is beyond repair, we’ll be ready to discuss your replacement options.
What Should I Know About Heat Pump Maintenance?
It is essential to keep your heat pump system maintained. Heat pumps should be cleaned and checked on a regular basis. That’s why we offer our customers a great preventive maintenance plan.
Maintaining your heat pump has many benefits. It can optimize the efficiency of your system and help maximize its life. Regular maintenance can also help prevent breakdowns and other costly problems.
To find out more about our money-saving maintenance plan options and pricing, just call (804) 362-8258 or contact us online!
What Are the Best Heat Pump Brands?
We are a big fan of Carrier heat pump systems for a number of reasons. We also install several other brands of equipment and service all brands. We have found that most well-known brands have quality systems. The reliability of each brand depends mainly on the quality of the installation and whether the system receives the routine maintenance it needs.