Richmond HVAC Service tech repairing heat pump unit

Heat Pump Systems:

A heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for your home, especially if you live in a warm climate. When properly installed, a heat pump can deliver 1 1/2 to 3 times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. This is possible because a heat pump moves heat rather than converting it from a fuel like combustion heating systems do.

The efficiency and performance of today's air-source heat pumps is one-and-a-half to two times greater than those available 30 years ago as a result of technical advances.

Most central heat pumps are split-systems -- that is, they have one indoor air handler and one outdoor heat pump. Supply and return ducts connect to a central fan, which is also located indoors.

Some heat pumps are packaged systems. These are self-contained units. Heated or cooled air is delivered to the interior from ductwork that passes through a wall or roof.

Heat Pump Repairs:

Oftentimes, a heat pump can be repaired with a minimal amount of downtime. We stock a large amount of parts so we can quickly repair your heat pump.  When your system is not heating or cooling your home, call us for fast, efficient service!   

Selecting a Heat Pump:

Our sincere hope is that we can repair your existing heat pump as quickly and inexpensively as possible. However, there are times when the best course of action is to replace your existing heat and cooling system. When this happens, our owners can expertly guide you as to what system will perform best for your home. We educate our customers with everything from furnace efficiencies to heating and cooling loss due to poor quality ductwork. Every residential heat pump sold in this country has an EnergyGuide label, which displays the heat pump's heating and cooling efficiency performance rating, comparing it to other available makes and models. We will show you this information and help you to make an educated choice.

Heat Pump Maintenance Contracts:

The Acors & Griffith professional technician can service your heatpump on a regular basis in order to keep it running at top efficiency and to ensure long life. Our technicians do the following:

  • Inspect ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for dirt and other obstructions
  • Diagnose and seal duct leakage
  • Verify adequate airflow by measurement
  • Verify correct refrigerant charge by measurement
  • Check for refrigerant leaks
  • Inspect electric terminals, and, if necessary, clean and tighten connections, and apply nonconductive coating
  • Lubricate motors, and inspect belts for tightness and wear
  • Verify correct electric control, making sure that heating is locked out when the thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa
  • Verify correct thermostat operation.

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