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Home Heat Pumps

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Heat pumps are an all-in-one cooling and heating solution. They are the most efficient form of electric heating in mild and moderate climates, providing two to three times more heating than the equivalent amount of energy they consume.

A heat pump is ideal for moderate climates, as it can easily make slight heat adjustments in your home environment in the winter, and it works like an air conditioner during the summer. 

Contact our Portland HVAC experts today to find out if a home heat pump may be the right fit for your home.


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How Heat Pumps Work

All air, even seemingly cold air, contains heat energy. 

A heat pump makes use of this and cycles warm air where it is needed, or not needed, depending on the settings for the season, offering an energy-efficient heating alternative. 

In the winter, a heat pump extracts heat from the outside air and cycles it indoors.
In the summer, it extracts heat from inside your home and transfers it to the outdoor air.

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Home Heat Pump Options

Electricity and Gas

If you use electricity to heat your home, we highly recommend considering an energy-efficient heat pump system. 

In mild and moderate climates, you get double (sometimes triple!) the heating than the equivalent amount of energy these units consume in electricity. 

Homes using gas can also achieve optimal comfort and efficiency using a Daikin heat pump, which can be combined with a gas furnace in one dual-fuel system.

Air Source and Ground Source

Air source heat pumps are recommended for mild and moderate climate regions, where the winter temperatures usually remain above 30°F. With the advancement of heat pump technology, these have recently become an option for colder climates as well.

Ground source heat pumps (also known as Geothermal heat pumps) are more efficient and economical to operate when compared to conventional air source heat pumps, especially in climates with similar heating and cooling loads. Although they can be more expensive, ground-source heat pumps can return those costs in the form of energy savings in 5-10 years.

Ducted and Ductless Heat Pumps

Home heat pumps can be ducted or ductless. We can help you find a solution suitable to the systems that may already be installed in your home. 

We also deal in Daikin Mini Splits, which are good for homes that need a zoning style. Mini Split Heat Pumps are:

  • Small
  • Massively efficient, and 
  • Much quieter than traditional split-air equipment

Contact the heat pump installation experts at AAA Heating and Cooling to find out which option is right for you.


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Home Heat Pump Installation You Can Trust

As with all of our HVAC solutions, we are pleased to offer expert advice for anyone adding or upgrading equipment in their home. We can help you make an informed decision about what will work best for your family and budget by sharing our knowledge of home heat pump:

  • Designs
  • Sizing
  • Components
  • Operating principles

We offer professional, streamlined installation by expert heat pump installers. Our highly qualified, NATE-certified technicians are masters in production and prototype work, blueprints, drawings, and exact customer specifications. Their proficiency in HVAC installation and maintenance knowledge and skills is regularly evaluated.

Quality Heat Pump Maintenance & Repair
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Regular upkeep and proactive replacements can help ensure you never encounter a downed pump! 

Prolong the life of your equipment and enhance its performance by staying on track for tune-ups.

We offer a Planned Service Program as well. Call today and find out how you can put your home heat pump service on autopilot and have peace of mind knowing your equipment is in good hands.


Home Heat Pump FAQ


Is Heat Pump Right for My Home?

A home heat pump can be an energy-efficient and money saving option for your heating and cooling needs. They have also been labeled as a greener option by many experts!

If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint while saving money on your energy bills, contact our advisors today and find out more about our heat pump options.

How Long Do Heat Pumps Last?

On average, you can expect your heat pump to last 15-20 years

Regular maintenance is recommended to ensure you get the longest lifespan from your unit.

What Size Heat Pump Do I Need for My Home?

Several factors go into determining what size home heat pump you’ll need. Our highly-trained advisors are skilled in determining the load calculations to help you choose the right-sized unit for your home.

While you could purchase a unit based strictly on the square footage of your home, you’ll get a more accurate idea of exactly what you need, and avoid issues from an over- or undersized system, if you work with a trained professional.

What Are the Benefits of a Heat Pump?

There are several benefits to choosing a heat pump, including:

  • Efficiency rate
  • It’s an all-in-one unit
  • Consistent heating and cooling

Contact us to find out more about the benefits you can expect!

Is a Mini-Split Heat Pump a Good Option for My Garage/Workshop?

If you have a room in your home that isn’t connected to the main HVAC system, a mini-split heat pump may be the option for you! Contact our team to find out more about how we can help you heat (or cool!) your space.


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