Heat Pumps


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 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. 

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“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.

Heat Pump Maintenance and Repair in Waynesboro, VA 22980

“A big thank you to Michael! He was in our area and stopped by to make sure we were doing okay since his last visit. He is a very kind and helpful technician.”

– Don J.

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“Casey just complete my Heat Pump maintenance. He provided good service and was very personable, polite, and professional.”

– Doug M.

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Michael is a very nice and pleasant person. He was on time and seemed to know what he was doing. Glad you have him on your team.

– A.D. S.

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Casey did a very good job performing maintenance on my system. He was very thorough and went through the list of what all he did.

– Becky R.

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“I am very pleased with Will and what a great technician he is. Vailes needs to hang on to him!”

Chris A.

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“Casey did a great job. We are very happy with his work. Thank you.”

– John B.

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.