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Heat Pumps

Birmingham, AL Heat Pump Services

The conventional way to heat and cool homes is with the combination of an air conditioner and a forced-air heater such as a furnace. These are two separate appliances that run on entirely different principles. There is an alternative option, however, that replaces the two different devices with a single system that works as both a heater and an air conditioner: the heat pump.

Although a heat pump isn’t the ideal comfort solution for every home, there are many reasons why you should take a look at one as an option for your next HVAC installation. Our technicians at Douglas Cooling & Heating are glad to assist you with a new heat pump, either as a replacement or the first installation for a home. We’re also available whenever you need our help for heat pump repair and maintenance work in the Birmingham metro area. 

For heat pump services in Birmingham, AL, call the professionals at Douglas Cooling & Heating.

The Benefits of Heat Pump Installation

Douglas Cooling carries Bryant Heat PumpsA heat pump works in much the same way as a standard air conditioner. It uses a chemical blend of refrigerant that circulates between an indoor and outdoor unit, with energy supplied to it through a compressor. The refrigerant absorbs heat in one location and then releases it in another. Where an air conditioner can only do this process of heat exchange in one direction (absorb heat from indoors and then exhaust it outdoors), a heat pump can switch the direction that the refrigerant moves so it can reverse the process and exhaust heat indoors as well.

Aside from the benefit of having a comfort system that operates as both a heater and air conditioner, there are other benefits of heat pumps. They usually cost less to run in heating mode than other electrical heating systems. An electric furnace must use its electrical power to generate heat, but a heat pump only needs to draw on enough electricity to run the components that move heat from one location to another. Heat pumps have also become more effective than ever at managing home comfort in lower temperatures. In the climate in Alabama, you shouldn’t ever have concerns that your heat pump will start to lose efficiency during even the coldest temperatures.

Do You Need Heat Pump Repair or Heat Pump Maintenance?

One caution you need to take with a heat pump is to see that it receives maintenance visits twice a year from professionals. Heat pumps put in more work than standalone air conditioners and heaters because they run during both hot and cold weather. Routine inspections and tune–ups from our technicians will make sure that your home’s heat pump doesn’t suffer too rapidly from the effects of all this stress. However, should you need to schedule repair work for your heat pump outside of routine maintenance visits, you can also depend on us to get the job done.

Quality Heat Pump Systems and Services in Birmingham

When you arrange for heat pump service with our team of certified professionals, you’ll find out why we are one of the most trusted names in comfort in the Birmingham, Alabama area. No matter if you’re in the market for a new heat pump or you need to have fast repairs to get your current heat pump working once more, call on Douglas Cooling & Heating.

We’ve been serving residents in the greater Birmingham metro area for years, and we’d love a chance to earn your business.