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Heat Pump Services

Gator Air and Energy is Gainesville’s most energy-efficient HVAC contractor. As part of our highly-rated air conditioning and heating services, we offer heat pump installation, heat pump maintenance, and heat pump repair service. 

Heat Pump Installation

If you’ve never purchased a heat pump before, you might have questions such as:

  • What is a heat pump?
  • Does a heat pump make sense in Florida?
  • What is the difference between a heat pump and an air conditioner?
  • Is a heat pump more energy-efficient than an air conditioner?

In this article, we explained that a heat pump is a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system that can be reversed to either heat or cool a controlled space. It is always working, in summer and in winter, transporting warm air from one place to another, to heat or cool, according to the season. In cold weather, a heat pump will extract the heat outside and move it indoors. When it’s warm outside, the heat pump will reverse direction and operate in the very same fashion as an air conditioner to cool the home. 

In cooling mode, there really isn’t much difference in cost or efficiency whether you use a heat pump or an air conditioner. When it comes to heating your home in the winter, however, a heat pump will typically be more energy-efficient than a furnace which is paired with an air conditioner because it transfers or recycles heat rather than generating it as a furnace does. 

A heat pump is over 100% efficient in temperate climates with milder winters like the ones we have here in Florida! 

If you already own a heat pump and have had your current unit for twelve years or longer, it may be time to consider installing a new system. Doing so will have a very positive impact on the comfort of your home and your energy bills!

Complete Home Evaluation

When you need a new HVAC system, Gator Air and Energy can recommend the heat pump or air conditioning unit that will be a flawless fit for your home, which we only do after we have measured your house completely.

Our Measuring Process Involves:

  • Gathering the essential information of window types
  • Home orientation
  • Infiltration rates
  • Insulation R-values
  • Duct leakage and more
  • Calculate how many BTUs (British Thermal Units) per hour your house needs

Heat Pump Repair

Has your unit started making loud noises, or isn’t working at all? You need an HVAC system you can rely on. Our technicians have years of experience repairing heat pump units and can ensure your home stays comfortable year-round. If you notice any of the following, call us today to schedule a check-up:

  • Heat pump not heating or cooling properly
  • Fan not running
  • A build-up of ice on the outdoor coils
  • Little or no airflow

Heat Pump Maintenance

Over time, heat pumps collect dust, dirt, grease, and more which could damage your unit. They should be inspected and tuned-up at least once per year to maintain high performance. 

At least once a year, you should have an experienced HVAC team:

  • Inspect ducts, filters, and indoor coils for dirt
  • Diagnose and seal duct leakage
  • Inspect heat pump belts for wear
  • Make sure your thermostats are working
  • Verify proper airflow

With regular maintenance from Gator Air and Energy, we can ensure your unit is clean, safe, and working efficiently so you can save energy and money!

To schedule your heat pump installation, repair or maintenance, call us or schedule service online.

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