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Are you looking for a new heat pump or heat pump repair? Short Pump Heating & Air is your Richmond heat pump expert. We have installed thousands of heat pump systems in the Richmond area. We specialize in the maintenance, repair, or replacement of all types of heat pump systems. We will always deliver the quality service you expect from Short Pump Heating and Air.

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 freon to cool the home, and the heat pump relies on that same freon to heat the house. Both 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 the extreme 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.

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What is a heat pump’s lifespan?

A heat pump will have the same life as a central air conditioner. If you buy a quality product from a quality contractor, you should expect 10-15 years. Most of the warranties today will be ten years on the parts. Preventive maintenance and timely service can help extend the life of your heat pump. If your heat pump is over ten years old and has serious problems, it may be time to replace your system. We will always offer your repair and replacement options and provide our recommendations.

What do I need to know before buying a new heat pump?

A heat pump will have the same life as a central air conditioner. If you buy a quality product from a quality contractor, you should expect 10-15 years. Most of the warranties today will be ten years on the parts. Preventive maintenance and timely service can help extend the life of your heat pump. If your heat pump is over ten years old and has serious problems, it may be time to replace your system. We will always offer your repair and replacement options and provide our recommendations.

What does a heat pump cost?

Nobody looks forward to purchasing a heat pump. A vacation would be much more fun. Unfortunately, repairs will need to made to keep your home’s systems working correctly. Most residential heat pumps installed are in the $5,000-$7,000 price range. Different types can be anywhere from roughly $4,000-$14,000. Many factors can determine the price differences. Size of the system, efficiency, and comfort features can all impact pricing. We have flexible financing options available.

How long does it take to install a heat pump system?

Most heat pump system replacements can be installed in 1 day. On average, over 90% over our heat pump replacements are installed in this time frame. We know it is never convenient to have a contractor in your home. Our skilled installers work hard and smart to install your heat pump system promptly. If we are installing a heat pump and new ductwork, it can take 2-3 days.

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 8-12 SEER. Even the minimum standard is usually a nice improvement. For those looking for higher efficiency, we install many 15-20 SEER systems. Some ductless heat pumps are as high as 42 SEER. 42 SEER is incredibly efficient.

What are ductless heat pumps?

Ductless heat pump systems are growing in popularity. They’re also known as mini splits. They do not use ductwork to distribute the air to 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. We install Mitsubishi ductless systems and Carrier ductless systems in countless unique applications.

What is a hybrid heat pump system?

Most heat pumps are paired with an electric air handler and electric heater. This is a traditional setup. The entire system is electrical. Heat pumps can also be combined with a gas furnace used as the “air handler.” This is the most efficient heating option. The heat pump will provide the heating in milder weather. The gas furnace will activate when the temperature drops outside. This system the most efficient fuel source needed at the time based on outdoor temperature.

Do you offer heat pump repair services?

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 your broken heat pump correctly. We will offer you the repair options and all pricing upfront. If your heat pump is beyond repair, we can 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. We offer a preventative maintenance plan to our customers. Maintaining your heat pump has many benefits. It can help keep proper efficiency and help extend the life of your system. Regular maintenance can also help prevent breakdowns and other costly problems. Our maintenance customers receive 24-hour service and discounts on all repairs. Our office will be happy to discuss our maintenance plan options and pricing.

What are the best heat pump brands?

We are a big fan of Carrier heat pump systems. We love Carrier due to many factors we would be happy to discuss. We also install several other brands of equipment and service all brands. We have found that most well-known brands have quality products. The reliability of each brand depends mainly on the installation quality and routine maintenance.

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