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Heat Pumps in Minneapolis, MN by Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing

Now more than ever, homeowners are growing interested in more efficient and eco-friendly ways in which to both heat and cool their homes. By using a heat pump in Minneapolis, MN, you can enjoy these benefits, as well as the great convenience of using only one system to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. While our extremely cold winters may require the occasional supplementing of your heat pump with a backup heat source, heat pumps are nonetheless a very viable option in this part of the country. To learn more about how heat pumps operate and the benefits that they offer, read on. Also, remember that Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing is here to handle all of your heat pumps service needs.

Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing provides heat pump installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance services near Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding areas.

What Is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a forced–air distribution based, split HVAC system. During the summer months, the heat pump operates precisely as a traditional split central AC does. Air is pulled into the system from the house interior, and the refrigerant in the system absorbs heat from this air. The cooled air is then redistributed throughout the house, and the heat is vented outdoors.

During the winter, though, heat pumps really set themselves apart from central air conditioners. Instead of going dormant for the winter season, heat pumps reverse the flow of their refrigerant in order to heat homes. This means that heat is absorbed from the air outside in order to warm your house. Once the refrigerant in the system has absorbed heat from the air, it is further compressed in the system’s compressor, resulting in refrigerant of a higher temperature and pressure. This heat is used to heat air for distribution throughout your home. The process is then simply repeated until your home is sufficiently warmed.

We Install and Service Heat Pumps

Like all other HVAC equipment, it is truly vital that you have your heat pump professionally installed by a trained professional. If your heat pump is not of the right size for your home, it will not satisfy your heating and cooling needs. Additionally, because of the extreme cold we experience at times throughout the winter, a backup heat source may be required in case the heat pump is overwhelmed. All of your questions will be answered, and your heat pump expertly installed, when you schedule your heat pump installation with a member of our staff.

Perhaps the most important thing that you can do in order to protect the condition of your heat pump is to schedule routine maintenance service. Only when every component in your heat pump is functioning properly can you hope for it to operate at peak performance and efficiency levels. Remember, this system is in use all year long. That can result in a lot of general wear and tear, which can in turn create operational problems if not dealt with accordingly.

Even with routine maintenance, though, your heat pump is going to require professional repair services at some point. When that time arrives, we implore you to contact us immediately. The longer you wait to schedule necessary repairs, the worse off your system is likely to be. Contact a member of the Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing staff as soon as you believe that anything is wrong with your heat pump. We will correct the problem swiftly so that you can go back to living in the comfort that you deserve.