Heat Pumps

Fan casing on a residential heat pump.

JL Anderson Heating & Cooling is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Zionsville, IN, 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 JL Anderson 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 Zionsville, IN or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 765.471.7506 or request service online for an evaluation.

Need Heat Pump Service?

Contact the experts at JL Anderson Heating & Cooling.

Call us at 765.471.7506 in Lafayette/West Lafayette!

Call us at 317.342.9707 in Zionsville!

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“Expert and customer friendly knowledge and service! Tim M. is a rock star professional providing customer specific consultation. Love this company.” – Philip V.

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“Tim consistently excels in customer service. Further, his attention to detail and standard of quality provide me with great confidence in the care for my HVAC investment with JL Anderson.”

– Philip V.

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“Pleasant and knowledgeable technician, arrived on time”

– Danny B.

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“Remembered to bring large calendar. Remembered to turn off lights in basement. Explained what they found and did. Very good service people!”

– Janice W.

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“Very professional and polite.”

– Jayne R.

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“Thanks to Marty, my electric bill has been cut in half!! $$$$ ?”

– Nancy B.

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“Kirt provided professional, courteous, knowledgeable troubleshooting settings for heat pump. We always appreciate Anderson Heating and Cooling's expertise and follow up on their product installation and routine maintenance.”

– Julie D.

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“Mike was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and approachable. He took extra time to clean up after himself and went out of his way to explain every step of the work he did. He also provided an unbiased prognosis of our aging HVAC system as well as options for replacement and financing. It was a delightful service call.”

– John S.

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“Heat Pump is now running and our heat is restored.”

– Howie K.

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“We had just done our fall regular maintenance 2 weeks ago… this morning the house was very cold and would not heat up. I called Anderson at 330 pm when I got home to a still cold house… Ashton said she would send someone right out. 2 guys were at the house by 415… they found a burned out ignition switch within 15 mins… had the new part on the truck and had it installed before 5 pm. The house is heating back uo now. My 91 yr old mother wont go to bed cold tonight. THANK YOU ANDERSON!!”

– Colleen K.

JL Anderson Heating & Cooling proudly provides HVAC service to Lafayette, Zionsville, West Lafayette, Delphi, Dayton, Battle Ground, Frankfort, Monticello, Rossville, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 765.471.7506 in Lafeyette/West Lafayette and 317.342.9707 in Zionsville, or request service online today.