Heat Pumps

Heat pump service.

Balance Point is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Loveland, CO, 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 Balance Point 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 Loveland, CO or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 970-480-0387 or request service online for an evaluation.

Heat Pump Analysis in Fort Collins, CO 80524

“Unclear about the proper performance of my heat pump in conjunction with our auxiliary furnace, I contacted Balance Point to request clarification. Jenny was amazingly conscientious in setting up a housecall with a certified technician in a timely manner. David Crownover arrived EARLY within the first 24 hours of my request and performed a thorough inspection of our system, succinctly explained the necessary aspects of our heat pump’s optimal performance, and made the necessary adjustments that would provide us with additional savings and overall satisfaction. Not only were David’s explanations comprehensive (including walking us through key suggestions for further troubleshooting measures on our part), but he was most adept at communicating with us on our non-technical level. He answered every single question we had and more. This is a man with excellent interpersonal skills who knows our system from top to bottom. When we had our system installed by Balance Point two years ago, we were told that we could expect prompt and reliable service anytime we had questions or concerns. We are truly impressed to see a company live up to its promises and more! We cannot recommend Balance Point more highly, for all of their service personnel continually show that they promptly respond to any of our needs and stand by their desire to make sure that we are completely satisfied with our system. Balance Point is not to be overlooked if you are in need of the best system and the most responsive and expert support!”  
- Stan J.

Heat Pump Installation in Fort Collins, CO 80524

“This is a well-managed operation. Everyone from the front office to the technicians and folks in training are professional and skilled. That they care about their work is obvious and the final product (a complete HVAC system replacement) is perfect . Their bid was more thorough and less expensive than several others, and the quality of their work is unmatched.”

- John P.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80525

“Service technician Brady Poulson visited our home for a heat pump/AC unit that wasn't operating properly. He quickly diagnosed the problem, fixed it, and taught me several preventative maintenance measures to help our system run more efficiently. I am very satisfied with our experience and would recommend Balance Point to anyone looking for fast and friendly service!”

- Alex G.

Heat Pump Replacement in Fort Collins, CO 80526

“Heath was very responsive and a great salesman. The installers and service tech all were outstanding and performed high quality work. Customer service from your office was also top notch. It was a pleasure working with your company!”

– Dan H.

- Dan H.

Need Heat Pump Service?

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Call us at 970-480-0387!