The Amazing Power of Heat Pumps
Because they transfer energy rather than generate it, heat pumps are much more energy efficient than conventional heating and cooling systems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes geothermal heat pumps as the cleanest and most cost-effective source for heating and cooling buildings.
Gillette Heating and Air offers sustainable and practical solutions for all your HVAC and indoor air quality (IAQ) services in Utah. Our experts will recommend the best heat pump for your property and install it so that it provides comfort and cost savings for years to come.
As a family-owned business, we work hard to develop long-term, solid relationships with all our customers. Our business relies on referrals for success—complete customer satisfaction is our top priority with every job.
We know how stressful it can become when something breaks, leaving your home uncomfortable. You can trust our team at Gillette Heating and Air to promptly address the situation and fix it right the first time.
Why Choose a Heat Pump?
Want to help the planet and protect our natural resources for the next generation? Consider a heat pump.
Instead of having to maintain both a furnace and an air conditioning unit, you can invest in a heat pump. Their dual function makes maintenance simpler, as there is only one unit to take care of.
Heat pumps use a series of electric coils and refrigerant fluid to extract heat from the outside air, then pump it through your air ducts. But you can also install a ductless heat pump to add comfort in areas where your ductwork cannot reach.
Say you are remodeling your attic, basement, or garage and find it too difficult or costly to extend the ductwork. A ductless heat pump is your solution.
Heat pumps are a perfect solution for anyone looking to reduce their home’s carbon footprint. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows deductions on the purchase and installation of eligible heat pump models. You not only lower your energy costs with a heat pump, but you can also apply for tax credits.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Though you may think you’re unfamiliar with them, heat pumps traditionally heat swimming pools and hot tubs.
A heat pump works like an air conditioner in the summer, extracting warm air and humidity from your home, and transferring it outdoors. When the weather gets chilly, you flip a reverse switch, and the heat pump captures warm air from the outdoors to distribute in your home.
Our team at Gillette Heating and Air brings a wealth of experience and expertise to every job. Call us today for a free quote.
What Is a Dual-Fuel System?
Most modern heat pumps operate in practically any climate. But if you’re worried about staying warm on the coldest of days, you can always pair your heat pump with a conventional furnace. Run the heat pump on moderate winter days, and then fire up the gas furnace to warm you up on those arctic-like days!
What Type of Heat Pump Should I Buy?
- Air-source heat pumps are the most common and popular option. They harness heat energy in the air, transferring it from the outdoors to indoors on a cold day—or removing the heat from your home on a warm day. These models have a compressor, an indoor coil, and an outdoor coil.
- Water-source heat pumps operate much like an air-source model—except they harness heat from a body of water instead of the air. Take advantage of these heat pumps if you live near a pond, lake, well, or other water sources. A series of underwater pipes cycle liquid, collecting heat. The heat gets picked up by the heat exchanger, which transfers it to your Spanish Fork home via ductwork. On hot days, the process works in reverse to provide air conditioning.
- Geothermal heat pumps also use pipes with liquid to collect heat, but the pipes are installed underground instead of underwater. The temperature a few feet below the planet’s surface remains relatively consistent, ranging from 45 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on latitude. This constant temperature makes it a reliable source for heating.
The pipe system can run horizontally or vertically, depending on the topography of your property. Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient heating sources on the planet. They cost more up front but pay off significantly with long-term savings. Many are also eligible for federal tax credits.
Once you decide on a product, Gillette Heating and Air can give you an accurate quote with no hidden costs. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase and service.
Heat Pump Installation and Replacement
Always go with an experienced team to install your heat pump system. Our installation team is the best in the entire state. We invest heavily in our people and our equipment to deliver unsurpassed comfort at a fair price.
Be sure to ask about our convenient financing options that make it easy to create a healthy home for yourself and your loved ones. Our team works with all major brands and understands how to retrofit equipment into older Utah homes and existing buildings.
Heat Pump Repairs
If you detect uneven heating or air conditioning in your home, or you hear an odd noise coming from your equipment, give us a call. More often than not, our professionals can spot a minor issue before it becomes a costly and inconvenient repair. Gillette Heating and Air is a licensed, bonded, and insured company—we guarantee our work.
If something breaks over the weekend or in the middle of the night, call us! We offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us.
Heat Pump Maintenance
We recommend annual tune-ups and inspections for all your HVAC systems. Preventative maintenance plays a vital role in the upkeep of your equipment. It helps your equipment reach its expected service life and ensures everything will run when you need it most.
Your heat pump might switch on, but only a professional technician with the proper tools can tell if it is running correctly and efficiently. Our maintenance team will check the heat exchanger, blower, refrigerant lines, and other components to ensure your system operates at peak capacity.
Be sure to sign up for our maintenance service agreement, Gillette Comfort Program, to enjoy significant cost savings on labor, parts, and repairs. Our plan puts you at the front of the line whenever you need service. Sign up today to keep your HVAC equipment running at optimal efficiency.