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Heat Pump Installation in Seattle
Geothermal Heat Pump Replacement & Ductless Mini Split Systems
Heat pumps are popular for their energy efficiency and ability to provide warmth in the winter months as well as cooling during the summer. At Fox Plumbing & Heating, we are proud to offer quality products and expert heat pump installation in Seattle. If it’s time to upgrade your heat pump, our team can help you compare options, such as air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and ductless mini split systems.
Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are available in traditional air source systems, which use the heat from the air to warm your home, and geothermal systems, which are also known as ground source heat pumps. The geothermal technology is much newer and offers a wide range of benefits for heating and cooling your space. It may even be able to produce hot water.
Benefits of geothermal systems:
- Eco-friendly heating and cooling
- No carbon monoxide or greenhouse gases produced
- Lower operating costs
- Quieter operation
One downside of a geothermal heat pump to consider is the higher installation cost. However, the advancements in energy efficiency and utility cost savings can help make up the difference in price. The energy savings can exceed the cost of system installation in as little as five years.
How Geothermal Heat Pumps Work
Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient and environmentally friendly systems for heating your home. They work similarly to air source and ductless heat pumps – by transferring heat from one place to another. Unlike air source systems, however, they transfer heat from the ground beneath your home to keep it warm.
The system is installed underground with a system of pipes. Anti-freeze moves through the pipes as the system transfers warmth from the ground to the fluid. This heat is then moved through a compressor, and an air handler moves the warm air through the ductwork, just as with an air source heat pump.
Signs You Need Heat Pump Replacement
1. Old age – On average a heat pump usually lasts for about 15 years. If your unit is much older than that then you should always think twice about sinking more money into repairing it.
2. Repair after repair – We’ll always be happy to come in and repair your unit, but you shouldn’t be needing repairs every season. At some point, the umpteenth repair visit is going to cost more than upgrading your unit so consult our Seattle heat pump professionals for a free estimate on a new unit.
3. Utility bills on the rise – Energy savings is a great benefit of heat pumps because they shift heat and cooled air as opposed to creating it. But as your unit is approaching the end of its use, it will require more electricity which will cost you on your monthly utility bill.
4. Strange sounds – One of the reasons people love heat pumps is they make less noise than traditional HVAC units. So if yours is all of a sudden making loud screeching or grinding noises, it may be time for repair or heat pump replacement.
The Best Heat Pump for Your Home
In order to maximize the advantages of a geothermal heat pump system, our team can evaluate your property to ensure that this type of system will work for you. If a ductless system or air source heat pump is better suited for your property, we will advise you of your options.
We will evaluate your property for:
- Amount of land available
- Geology, type of soil
- Water presence, including availability and depth
In addition to geothermal heat pumps, we install traditional air source heat pumps and ductless mini split systems. We are committed to helping our customers find the perfect heating and cooling equipment for their homes. Our HVAC technicians can explain your options and provide a free estimate for heat pump installation in Seattle.