Electric Heat Pump Services in Northern Virginia
Electric heat pumps are energy-efficient, durable, and provide reliable comfort throughout the year. Ideally suited for our climate in northern Virginia, McCrea Heating & Air Conditioning can help you select, install, maintain, and repair the heat pump in your home.
Our certified and insured HVAC technicians are highly trained specialists with the skills and expertise required to properly service your system.
Contact McCrea Heating & Air Conditioning at 301-304-8789 to request heat pump services in northern Virginia today.
Our Electric Heat Pump Services
- Heat pump installation
- Heat pump maintenance
- Emergency heat pump repair
- Heat pump replacement
Electric Heat Pump 101
Electric heat pumps use technology that’s similar to the operation of your refrigerator and air conditioner. The unit will extract heat from the air or a geothermal source, amplify the heat, and transfer it to the various rooms in your home.
In the winter, the unit will collect heat from outside the home and transfer it to the interior to warm your home; in the summer, the operation is reversed to cool your home.
Gas vs. Electric Heat Pumps
Gas heat pumps warm your home faster and operate more efficiently during the winter than electric heat pumps. However, they cost more to purchase and install. Further, gas heat pumps generate more emissions, and it’s necessary to install a CO detector to protect against potentially hazardous emissions.
Conversely, there is no risk of hazardous emissions with electric heat pumps.
Energy-Efficiency of Electric Heat Pumps
Electric heat pumps are among the most energy-efficient home heating and cooling systems available. Air-source heat pumps require roughly 50% of the energy required to operate electric furnaces. Most offer 100% efficiency in temperatures below freezing and consume less energy when the temperatures rise above freezing.
Why Choose McCrea Heating & Air Conditioning?
For over 80 years, our certified and insured HVAC technicians have served homeowners throughout northern Virginia. We maintain an A+ rating on Angi and guarantee your satisfaction with our services. When you choose our team, you’ll always enjoy on-time service, honest and fair pricing, satisfaction guarantees, and more.
Contact McCrea at 301-304-8789 to schedule heat pump installation, maintenance, or repair in northern Virginia today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can heat pumps effectively maintain the desired temperature in my home?
Our mild climate means that it’s rare for temperatures to drop below, or rise above, temperatures where the performance of your heat pump would diminish.
What are the signs my heat pump requires maintenance?
You should schedule service if you notice diminished heating/cooling capacity, gurgling sounds, diminished airflow, or odd odors. Generally, you should schedule annual service to keep your system in prime condition.
Do I need a backup heating system in addition to the heat pump installed in my home?
Many heat pumps are rated to provide reliable heating at temperatures as low as -15°F, and the last time northern Virginia recorded temperatures below this was in 1984. While you can always install a gas or electric furnace as a backup, it’s unlikely you’ll ever need it.