Heat Pump Repair & Installation in Topeka, KS
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Furnaces are not the only option when it comes to heating systems. In fact, if you enjoy energy savings, you may want to consider a heat pump for your home. This versatile piece of equipment can be used for both heating and cooling. It’s important you hire a professional for the installation of a heat pump. Failing to do so could only result in system damage, inefficiency, and more. Although there may be many heating service contractors in Topeka, not many can call themselves the best when it comes to heat pump installation.
At Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air, we are the only company that can take that honor, and we want to tell you why we stand out! We are a licensed and insured company that strives for exceptional workmanship and great community service. In addition to this, we utilize flat-rate pricing, which allows you to know the price of any work before the technician begins. We’ll never insult you by attempting to upsell goods and services you don’t need or want—we simply inform you of every option.
How Long Do Heat Pumps Last?
Heat pumps typically last up to 10 to 20 years. Most heat pumps usually last up to 15 years, depending on frequent usage. New units are more reliable and don't require frequent repairs. With proper professional maintenance, your unit could last a few more years.
The Difference Between a Heat Pump & Furnace
Maybe you are new to an area that has cold winters or maybe you have never thought about it, but there are actually a few differences between a heat pump and a furnace.
The biggest difference is how the heat is sourced or created, but here is a more detailed view:
- Heat production – A furnace burns oil or gas or is powered with electricity. The heat created is then pumped through the home. A heat pump, on the other hand, uses refrigerant to transfer heat from outside to the inside of your home. Although it may feel cold outside, there can still be heat in the air which is trapped by the refrigerant
- Efficiency – Furnaces used to be extremely inefficient but newer models have a 98% efficiency. But because of the way heat pumps produce heat, they are extremely more efficient—up to 300%—basically using one unit of electricity to move three units of heat.
There is just one downside to a heat pump, and that is once temperatures drop below 25-30 degrees, a backup unit may be required.
Benefits of Heat Pumps
As mentioned, heat pumps are far more efficient than furnaces as long as the temperature stays above 25-30 degrees. Being more efficient means that you will save a good bit of money on your electricity bills. Aside from this, heat pumps can double as air conditioners in the summer, they provide consistent heating and cooling, and electric pumps are very eco-friendly.
The biggest drawback to a heat pump is the need for a secondary heating system. However, a heat pump can provide consistent and even warmth when temperatures are within the proper limits.
Schedule Heat Pump Repair or Installation in Topeka Today!
If you’re still unsure whether you’d like to install a heat pump, or if you have concerns about doing so—call the experts at Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air. We want to help you make a decision that you are comfortable with and that will be the greatest benefit to your home. Our goal isn’t to ‘sell’ you on a particular unit but guide you through all your options.
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When you need to install a heat pump in Topeka, don’t take any chances with a shoddy contractor. Call (785) 783-5780 for the best work and the best service.