Heat Pumps

Heat pump service.

Western Sales and Services is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Birmingham, AL, and its surrounding area. A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from indoors to outdoors or from outdoors to indoors. For homes with no access to natural gas, heat pumps offer an efficient and reliable solution for heating and cooling.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

In the winter, a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer, the process reverses, and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside like an air conditioner. Heat pumps do this so well that many people in warmer climates exclusively rely on a heat pump for year-round comfort. For those living in colder climates, they use electric-powered heat pumps in conjunction with their gas or oil furnace resulting in lower heating costs.

Heat pumps work with a series of coils drawing energy from air, water, or the ground. In this way, they are very environmentally friendly and are the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps also work extremely efficiently, because they simply transfer heat, rather than burn fuel to create it. This makes them a greener alternative to traditional gas or oil furnaces. Though you may think you’re unfamiliar with them, they traditionally heat swimming pools and hot tubs, so you most likely have come in contact with them and not even known it.

Different Types of Heat Pumps

There are three types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source, and geothermal. As mentioned above, they collect their heat from the air, water, and outside-your-home ground and concentrate it for use. Call Western Sales and Services to discuss the basic differences between these types and which one would work best for you and your home.

Are Heat Pumps Expensive?

Installation costs of heat pumps are higher than with a traditional furnace or air conditioner, but the savings over time in annual energy costs make up for the difference in five to ten years. Performing proper operation and maintenance of your heat pump will also save you money, as you’ll use less energy, thus resulting in less cost. Be sure to ask your HVAC professional for the proper thermostat setting and the indoor pump’s fan operation. Not following the recommended guidelines can inhibit the maximized running of the pump and can degrade the unit itself. Regular maintenance can prevent degradation as well. Consistent filter changing or cleaning is necessary for a well-running heat pump. Seasonal cleaning of coils and fans go a long way in preventing poor energy efficiency that can end up costing you more money. The energy difference between a well-maintained system and a neglected one can be anywhere from 10 to 25 percent.

To determine the appropriate type of heat pump for you, which can be contingent upon the geography and climate around your Birmingham, AL or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 205-787-8674 or request service online for an evaluation.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Birmingham, AL 35242

“Clay is very knowledgeable and friendly. Excellent service.”
- Paula H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Birmingham, AL 35216

“Great work’”

- Rodney F.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Birmingham, AL 35242

“Arrived when the Western office advised he was on his way to the residence. Advised the results of his maintenance activity.”

- Bill S.

Heat Pump Repair in Birmingham, AL 35242

“Jay was very helpful in identifying and explaining the issue”

- Michael R.

Heat Pump Repair in Pelham, AL 35080

“Took Frank Ray about seven minutes to repair my outside unit by replacing a capacitor. His 35 years of experience came in handy.”

- Al S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Birmingham, AL 35111

“Very satisfied with the work of Louis Lombardy from Western. Louis came out to do yearly maintenance on my unit. Through this service, he found that my unit was extremely dirty causing my unit to work harder and use more electricity. Louis also found an electrical part that was going bad and advised me to have it repaired saving me another return fee along with the downtime of my unit not working.
I was impressed with his professionalism and the fact that he explained the need for the repairs on a level I could understand. I highly recommend this company for any repairs you need.”

- Wes W.

Heat Pump Repair in Birmingham, AL 35111

“My heat pump stopped working. I called Western for repair. And even though they were short handed and had a full day already scheduled Louis came to my house late in the day and it was cold outside as well. All that said, he was very pleasant and patiently looked over my heat pump and repaired it. He also took his time to explain to me what was wrong where I could understand what work was done. Also he took the time to tell me how to avoid having the same future repair. This is the 2nd time I have used Western and I highly recommend them to anyone considering work done to repair an existing appliance or to install something new.”

- Wes W.

Heat Pump Repair in Birmingham, AL 35242

“Western is the best! Called and Louis showed up within two hours, same day. Corrected a mistake made by a prior company repair man. Knowledgeable and professional.”

- Brett K.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Birmingham, AL 35242

“Clay performed maintenance on my 2 split heat pumps and found a problem with condensate drain on both that could potentially have caused ceiling and wall damage. He re-piped and hooked up an emergency shut-off switch as part of his maintenance visit. Highly recommended. Kristeena provides very professional scheduling”

- Kerry L.

Heat Pump Installation in Birmingham, AL 35222

“Very thorough”

- Karla H.

Need Heat Pump Service?

Contact the experts at Western Sales and Services.

Call us at 205-787-8674!