Heat Pumps

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Vailes Home Services is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Fishersville, VA, 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 Vailes Home Services 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 Fishersville, VA or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 540-942-0198 or request service online for an evaluation.

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Heat Pump Maintenance in Staunton, VA 24401

“Thank you for sending Michael today to service the heat pump. Michael is friendly, professional, and very respectful to our office staff, going above and beyond not to disrupt our workday while completing the required service/ maintenance. He is very knowledgeable with great dedication to detail while providing excellent customer service. Michael is a pleasure to work with and is truly an asset to Vailes Home Improvement Services. On my behalf, please acknowledge and thank him for his kindness and professionalism.”

– Jill K.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Waynesboro, VA 22980

“We have been very pleased with the HVAC service provided by Vailes Brothers.”

– Andrew S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Staunton, VA 24401

“Great job as usual. Everything worked on or the issues found were explained before the technician left. No mess left behind. Thanks!”

– Tim D.

Heat Pump Repair in Waynesboro, VA 22980

“I recently bought a house and in 5 days had heard noises coming from the heat pump. It was raining hard out and was very cold. I was very worried and went online at night. Luckily I found Vailes’ service. Misti had already emailed me in the morning for help before I woke up. I called immediately to get help … they dispatched Will, a total Professional. I am retired and been in union construction trades 25 years, I can spot a newbie from a pro in minutes. Will found a small electrical problem and fixed it immediately after explaining to me in detail what was wrong. Will thoroughly checked out every inch of the heat pump and went into my attic to check the evaporator. I was very happy that I called Vailes and will recommend them to everyone I meet. Thank you for your help!!!!”

– Joe F.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Staunton, VA 24401

It’s always a delight to see Casey! He does a great job at keeping our HVAC system operating a peak performance and does so with a great attitude.

– L.R.

Heat Pump and Gas Furnace Install in Staunton, VA 24401

“Thank you for your professionalism and expert workmanship”

Robert H.

Heat Pump Repair in Fishersville, VA 22939

“Casey was wonderful when out to repair my heat pump system! He was super polite, well spoke, and broke things down to make it easy for me to understand. I felt very comfortable having Casey in my home. Vailes has a wonderful technician on their hands.”

 – Robert W. 

Heat Pump Maintenance in Waynesboro, VA 22980

“Casey and all Vailes techs have been great! Everyone is always courteous and professional.”

– Ken J.

Heat Pump Repair in Staunton, VA 24401

“Thank you Vailes for taking care of me. Will did a really really good job and was incredibly helpful. He straightened out my thermostat and showed me how to reconfigure the temperature sensor. My thermostat is working great now!”

– D. E.

Heat Pump Repair in Staunton, VA 24401

“We are so thankful for Will. He is such a sweetheart. He was able to get our unit back up and running so no we have cool air! We are very happy with his service.”

– Jill E.


Vailes Home Services proudly provides HVAC service to Fishersville, Staunton, Waynesboro, Afton, Churchville, Grottoes, Stuarts Draft, Swooope, Verona, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 540-942-0198, or request service online today.