Though Florida is not known for its cold weather, there are days in the winter months when heat is needed even in this southernmost state. Heat pumps installed by our expert technicians can be the perfect solution for maintaining comfortable temperatures year-round. This technology uses a minimal amount of energy to provide one of the most efficient ways to heat or cool any space.
At Temp Engineering, we love educating our customers in Pembroke Pines on the options that they have for heating and cooling their homes. Heat pump technology has quickly become one of the most popular heating and cooling technologies available. If you’re in need of a new central heating and air system, let our technicians install a new heat pump in your home.
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What is a Heat Pump?
The name of this particular HVAC system is quite deceptive as it evokes the idea of only producing warmth. However, whether it is an air source pump or geothermal system, heat pumps can be used both to heat a home and to cool it. The pump takes heat from the inside and releases it outdoors in the summer (helping with humidity as well) and gathering warmth from the outside and bringing it in the winter months. No fuel beyond the electricity to run the system is needed. This makes the heat pump installation a good choice both ecologically and financially. As mentioned above, there are two different types of heat pumps: air source and geothermal.
- Air Source Pumps: As indicated by the name, this type of pump uses heat in the air to maintain the temperature indoors. In the winter, the pump gathers heat from the outside (yes it is there to be gathered), and forces it into the home or business. In the summer, a flip of a switch changes the direction of the pump and forces warm air and humidity outside.
- Geothermal Systems: While the heating and cooling principles are the same in this heat pump system as in the air source system, the method of heat accumulation is different. Through a buried series of tubes filled with a conducting fluid, this HVAC system uses the consistent temperature below the surface of the ground to gather and disperse heat.
Installing a Heat Pump
Our friendly and professional technicians will get right to work on installing a new heat pump HVAC system or replacing an old system. Most types of heat pumps can be installed in the footprint of existing equipment or they can be easily engineered to fit any space a conventional air conditioner or furnace would sit.
Replacements and installation of air source systems can often be done in just one day, while a new geothermal system installation will take a bit longer due to the need to install the underground pipework. We will be here to answer any questions you may have about installation and repair.
We have a variety of options when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Whether you need a traditional system replaced or would like to upgrade to ductless mini splits , we can design and install exactly what you need to stay comfortable.
Common Heat Pump Repairs and Service
Our licensed professionals are ready to assist you with any of the common problems that arise with the standard heat pump. We have over 40 years of experience in the business and have dealt with all types of repairs. Some of the typical issues are:
- Worn Out Parts: Even the best-maintained equipment wears out eventually. Such is the case with heat pumps. Fans and other pieces associated with the process of moving the air are usually the first items to need replacing because they are the most used.
- Pipe Cracks: Heat pumps, whether they are air sourced or geothermal, rely on pipes with refrigerant or some kind of conducting fluid for heat transfer. If these pipes become cracked, it reduces the effectiveness of the pump and can cause a hazard.
- Maintenance: Whether it is clearing the scale from your ground loop or making sure all of the parts are up to date and working properly, maintenance is one of the most important things you can do for your system. It extends the life of the entire appliance and, though not all problems can be prevented, it will save from some of the more basic problems that exhibit themselves in these particular machines.