Heat Pumps in Columbus

With the long humid summers and dry snowy winters of Columbus, having an efficient system to heat and cool your home is of top priority. Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient and cost-saving way to heat and cool your home. They pull warm air inside your home during the cool months and remove warm air from your home during the hot months. 

At Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros, we offer the best heat pump service in Columbus, OH. From replacements and repairs to installs and maintenance, we cover all of your heat pump needs.

Benefits of Heat Pumps

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Heat pumps are among the best heating and cooling systems for homes. These units efficiently offer year-round comfort, heating your home in the chilly Ohio winters and cooling the air during hot summer days. They are environmentally friendly, efficient, flexible, versatile, and operate quietly.

Heat pumps use less energy than traditional air conditioners and heaters, helping you keep down your energy bills. While traditional systems generate heat or cool air through electricity, heat pumps transfer heat from indoors to outdoors and vice versa. The highly efficient system extracts heat from water or the ground and moves it to your house for comfort. Energy-efficient heat pumps cut down your energy use to a third or half as much as traditional systems.

Your indoor air quality will also improve with the airflow and dehumidification provided by a heat pump. Most systems will also offer enhanced filtration add-ons that can assist in cleaning the air and ridding your home of pollutants such as dust, pollen, and allergens.

Heat Pump Installation

If you’re ready to have a heat pump installed in your home, our trusted technicians will help you from start to finish. With multiple types of heat pumps available, they can help you choose the best one for your space. If you have underfloor heating appliances, it’s best to go for low-temperature options to make the space comfortable. If you have conventional units, consider the high-temperature types to use for heating your rooms and water. They can be air-to-air systems that get heat from outside or geothermal systems that exchange heat and cold air underground.

Water-source HVAC units are also available if you live near lakes or rivers. You may also consider a hybrid cooling and heating appliance that works with conventional boilers and furnaces for energy efficiency. Additionally, a heat pump replacement specialist can recommend ductless heating and cooling pumps for homes with limited indoor space.

Once you’ve chosen your system, our technicians will complete the installation. Depending on the complexity of your system, the process will take between 1.5 to two days. Once your heat pump is installed, an Apex Heating, Plumbing, and Air Pros technician will test the pump and make sure everything is working properly.

Heat Pump Maintenance

After your heat pump is installed, it’s important to invest in annual maintenance. Maintaining your heat pump is beneficial as it:

  • Reduces frequent repairs
  • Lowers utility bills
  • Improves energy efficiency
  • Continuous peak performance of the units
  • Extends the life of the system
  • Enhances thermal comfort

The average cost of having your heat pump serviced ranges from $170 to $190. During your residential heat pump service, our technicians will:

  • Inspect the heat pump including ducts, filters, and the indoor coil
  • Make sure adequate airflow is getting into the system
  • Check for leaking refrigerant and measure the charge
  • Seal any duct leakage 
  • Inspect, clean, and tighten connections and electrical terminals
  • Verify the electrical control and thermostat operation
  • Inspect the belts and lubricate the motors

Heat Pump Repairs

If you notice your heat pump not working correctly, it’s important to have it repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage. The most common issues to look out for include:

  • The heat pump is constantly running
  • The outdoor unit is frozen
  • It’s blowing cool air on heat more or vice versa
  • The heat pump isn’t running
  • It won’t switch from heat to cool or vice versa
  • Liquid is leaking from the unit
  • The heat pump is short-cycling
  • Strange smells are coming from the unit

If you run into any of these issues, or something else that is causing you concern, contact one of our professional heat pump technicians. Repairs average in cost between $100 to $650, depending on the damage and service needed. While you may feel tempted to perform some repairs yourself, it’s typically best left to the professionals. With the complex design of heat pumps, most repairs require special training and tools.

Heat Pump Replacements

If your heat pump is constantly breaking down or running inefficiently, it may be time to have it replaced. The average lifespan of a heat pump is around 15 years, after which it will be time to install a new system. Heat pump replacement costs typically range between $4,900 to $15,000 for the cost of equipment, labor, and any additional fees.

The total cost of replacing your heat pump will depend on:

  • The type and complexity of the system
  • How much HVAC equipment isn’t being replaced
  • Any modifications being added
  • The labor costs
  • Tax credits or rebates

The time needed for replacing a heat pump ranges from three hours to a full day, depending on the complexity of the replacement. During the replacement, our technicians will prepare the area, remove the existing unit, run new refrigerant lines to the indoor condenser, add new electrical wiring, and mount the outdoor unit. After the new unit is installed, they will test it to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Seasonal Tips for Heat Pumps

To avoid damage and ensure your heat pump runs efficiently, follow these seasonal tips:

  • Keep your thermostat at one temperature to avoid high utility costs
  • Limit your thermostat setbacks to twice a day
  • During the hot Columbus summer months, try to keep your thermostat set above 65 degrees
  • In the winter months, aim to have your thermostat above 70 degrees to keep the coil from freezing
  • Inspect the outdoor heat pump for ice or snow build-up during the winter
  • If ice or snow builds up around your unit, remove it to keep your heat pump working properly
  • Make sure your outdoor unit is not sitting beneath a leaking gutter, as this can cause the system to freeze and restrict airflow
  • Reduce the work of your heat pump by letting a breeze through doors and windows during seasons of hot weather

Why Choose Apex Heating, Plumbing, and Air Pros for Heat Pump Services

If you’re looking to install, repair, service, or replace a heat pump, our team at Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros is at your service. Our knowledgeable heat pump replacement professionals deliver fast services that leave your home comfortable. Our highly skilled technicians have extensive experience, offering the best services with a 5-star satisfaction guarantee.

We have the latest technological tools that allow us to provide exceptional services. Our technicians are there for you, no matter what. Contact us for all your heat pump needs in the entire Greater Columbus Area including Dublin, Gahanna, Lancaster, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville, and other nearby cities.