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Heat Pump Installation in Charlottesville, VA

When your furnace or air conditioner breaks down it’s probably time to get a new heat pump installed. Whether you need a new heat pump installation or repairs we will be happy to help. The Otter Guys are happy to help with the heat pump installation to keep your home comfortable and answer any questions you may have along the way.

No Otter Company Compares

If you want a reliable HVAC company to install a heat pump, call The Otter Guys. With over 60 years of experience, our team can complete any repairs or installations you need. In addition, we factory train each technician to exceed your expectations with high-quality maintenance. Our core values surround customer-centric beliefs because we know without you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love, serving our community.

Give us a call today to receive an estimate for heat pump installation or book an immediate appointment for heat pump repair in Charlottesville, VA.

Hints that it’s Time to Install an Otter Heat Pump

Figuring out your heat pump may be faulty is half the battle. The other half is knowing if you should install a new heat pump or fix the current one. Check out the list below for some tips on when it’s time to install a new heat pump.

You Have Been Getting Your Heat Pump Repaired Regularly.

Scheduled maintenance can be good and extend the life of your heat pump, but it becomes a problem when it happens more than three times a year. If this scenario occurs in your household, you may want to contact us and have one of our experts assist with installing a new heat pump. You’ll see a drastic difference instantly and enjoy the extra money you save from eliminating frequent repairs.

Your Home isn’t Staying at a Consistent Temperature

If you find some rooms in your house are hot while others are cold, you need to install a new heat pump. Installing a heat pump will ensure a consistent temperature throughout your home. You won’t have to keep a jacket on in some parts while others feel like you need to take an ice bath.

It is Ten or More Years Old

You can expect 9 out of 10 times that once your heat pump reaches ten years old, you will start having issues with its efficiency. That’s why installing a new heat pump is recommended when it’s between ten and fifteen years old. A good rule of thumb is to evaluate if repairs are costing you half or more than the cost of installing a new heat pump.

Your and Your Family’s Safety is at Risk

Carbon monoxide leaks can become hazardous to you and your household’s health. Protect you and other members of your home by installing or repairing your heat pump right away. Carbon monoxide could affect existing and cause new respiratory issues. There’s also no guarantee that it won’t become life-threatening. That’s why our team will come out to replace your heat pump with a more efficient, leak-free heat pump ASAP.

You Hear the Heat Pump from Miles Away

If you keep asking yourself, ‘what’s that noise,’ you should have one of our helpful technicians inspect the problem. Chances are, they’ll tell you that your heat pump shouldn’t be making that much noise and typically should be quiet. However, if the noise won’t go away or keeps coming back, we’ll install a new heat pump for you.

3 Types of Heat Pumps You Can Have Installed

Not all heat pumps are created equal. However, there are three basic types that you need to know before you have a heat pump installed. Each has unique characteristics that eventually give you the same result. So whether you need a heat pump with a certain price point or use a specific source for fueling, we’ve got you covered.

1. Air-to-Air Pump

The air-to-air heat pump is the simplest to install and one of the less expensive options. It is excellent for warmer climates because it extracts the heat from the outside and moves it into your home like a breeze. However, this type of heat pump tends to be less efficient for houses in cold climates.

2. Geothermal Heat Pump

A geothermal or ground source heat pump extracts heat from the ground and soil around your home’s foundation. It transfers that heat to your home, making it optimal for houses in cold climates. This heat pump tends to be more reliable and quieter than the air-to-air pump but can reduce energy needs by up to 60 percent. However, setting it up is a little more complex because the technician will have to insert long, plastic tubing underneath the home for this system to become effective and active.

3. Water Source Heat Pump

As the name states, a water source heat pump gets the heat from a body of water. The water source can be small, like a pond, or massive, like the ocean. If your home or property meets the requirement of being near water, it could be a good match for a water source heat pump. The water source heat pump will extract heat by pushing the water through the heat pump to your home. This heat pump provides a more stable heat pattern than the air-to-air pump. It’s also much cheaper to install than the ground source heat pump. So if you live near a body of water, the water source heat pump may be your best bet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out some of the most commonly asked questions about heat pumps below:

Where Can I Install a Heat Pump in My Home?

With heat pumps, you can have them installed indoors or outdoors. If you’re getting it installed indoors, always mount it on a wall that will have the pumps back toward the outside when it’s against the wall. If you decide you want The Otter Guys to install the heat pump outdoors, ensure that the heat pump can be placed in a shady area away from greenery and vegetation.

Are Heat Pumps Best for Cold Climates?

Heat pumps are more optimal for warmer weather. Therefore, we recommend pairing it with a furnace. That will ease some pressure off the heat pump and ensure you stay warm during the brutal winter. However, for homeowners in warmer climates, you may be able to pass on pairing a furnace with your heat pump and solely use the heat pump as your heating system.

Why Does the Heat from My Furnace Blow Out Hotter than My Heat Pump?

A furnace burns fuel as its heat source, making it warm up faster and not keep a steady temperature. Think of frying oil on the stove. The longer the oil sits in the pot on the burning stove, the hotter it gets, even when you don’t move the dial. That’s how a furnace is too. However, your heat pump has a more controlled approach to warming your home because it uses air, water, or heat from the ground, which may vary slightly in temperature but not enough to feel drastic changes.

Call Our Team For Heat Pump Installation Services 

The Otter Guys are ready to serve the Charlottesville, VA, area. We work hard to consistently provide our loyal and new customers with five-star quality service. You can always count on us to get the job done right, and we will help you select the best equipment, like a heat pump, to fit your needs. So call us today to schedule an appointment to install your new heat pump.

Contact us today to schedule heat pump repair or replacement services you can trust in Charlottesville, VA.


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