Heat Pump Basics
During the summer, heat pumps move indoor heat outside. During the winter, they transfer heat energy from outdoors to indoors. Although it may not seem that enough heat is present during the winter, modern heat pumps perform in temperatures as low as -13 degrees F.
Heat pumps consist of an outdoor unit containing a compressor, coils, and fans and an indoor unit containing blowers and a coil. Refrigerant circulates through the system, collecting and releasing heat. A valve reverses the flow of refrigerant, allowing you to heat or cool the indoor space.
Heat Pump Installations
According to the Department of Energy, improper sizing and installation are primary causes of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning inefficiency and premature equipment failure. We use industry standards to calculate the size of the system required to meet your indoor climate needs. Our goal is to create a comfortable living space for you and your loved ones.
If you are installing an HVAC system for the first time in a home without ducts, we also install ductless mini-split heat pump systems. They are ideal for older homes, add-ons, or places that are difficult to connect to an existing ducted system.
Heat Pump Repair
If your heat pump is not performing well, call us for heat pump repairs. We take time to fully understand the root cause of the problem before we start repairs. We are available 24/7 for emergencies.
Here are signs that suggest repairs are needed:
- Odd noises.
- Uncomfortable indoor environment.
- Ice on the exterior unit.
- Failure to turn on.
- High energy bills.
- Long run times.
Heat Pump Maintenance
Poor maintenance affects performance. Our maintenance services examine, calibrate, and clean all components of your system. Tune-ups prolong equipment life, reduce energy usage and identify small problems before they become big.
If you are considering a heat pump replacement or new installation, call Custom Mechanical. We give free estimates and back our work with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We honor manufacturer's warranties.
Call today to find out more about our heat pump services. Our services are available to homeowners in Frankford, Rehoboth, Bethany Beach, Millsboro, Ocean View, Georgetown, DE, and the surrounding beach communities in Delaware and Maryland.