Heat Pumps

sunflower

Bay Breeze Heating & Cooling is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Annapolis, MD, 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 Bay Breeze Heating & Cooling 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 Annapolis, MD or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 410-798-6933 or request service online for an evaluation.

Need Heat Pump Service?

Contact the experts at Bay Breeze Heating & Cooling.

Call us at 410-798-6933!

Heat Pump Maintenance in Pasadena, MD 21122

“Kevin is a reliable excellent service technician.” – Adria Smith/Lorraine Meeks-Myers M.

Heat Pump Repair in Annapolis, MD 21409

“I am so glad when I call Bay Breeze they get me an appointment that same day. Justin explains everything to me that he has to do and what he needs to do. I appreciate the service I get from Justin and the Bay Breeze Company. Thank You all for the service you continue to give me as a customer.”

– Karen P.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Stevensville, MD 21666

“Kevin is terrific – always a pleasure having him over. He's professional, honest and reliable. Love the company and it's employees!”

– Barb P.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Shady Side, MD 20764

“Justin is a great technician. Informative and very knowledgeable.”

– Jorge G.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Annapolis, MD 21409

“He was great. Took all of 10 minutes. He told me what he did and what caused it. Thank You for coming so quickly.”

– Karen P.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Annapolis, MD 21403

“Justin with Bay Breeze consistently provides excellent service for our routine spring and fall maintenance. We have the peace of mind knowing that our systems will work through hot summers and cold winters. Can't ask for anything more!”

– Brian G.

Heat Pump Repair in Annapolis, MD 21409

“Justin explained everything he was doing. We have great heat now. Thank you so much for all your help and service.”

– Karen P.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Edgewater, MD 21037

“Justin was very professional.”

– Marie S.

Heat Pump Repair in Annapolis, MD 21403

“Technician did a great job and answered all of our questions.”

– Roy G.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Columbia, MD 21044

“Chris is knowledgeable, friendly, and professional”

– Abdulhussain A.


Bay Breeze Heating & Cooling proudly provides HVAC service to Annapolis, Crofton, Gambrills, Arnold, Severna Park, Millersville, Stevensville, Bowie and the surrounding Maryland communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 410-798-6933, or request service online today.