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Heat pump service in Clifton, NJ

And all of Morris County!

The best two-for-one HVAC purchase you’ll ever make for optimal home comfort is a heat pump.

In fact, according to the National Association of Home Builders, the share of homes using an air or ground source heat pump has increase from 23% in 2000 to 38% in 2020.

Heat pump devices serve as a heating and cooling system, providing dependable, year-round cost savings and exceptional control over your indoor environment. Many times, switching to an electric heat pump from the current fossil fuel-based heating system might be advantageous both financially and environmentally.

For any heat pump service in Clifton, NJ, and the surrounding Morris County area, you can count on Tiger HVAC professionals. Our experts are knowledgeable and skilled in installing, repairing, and maintaining heat pumps quickly and affordably.

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How do heat pump systems work?

The fundamental operations of an air conditioner and a heat pump are identical. However, because it works in reverse, it may produce heat using gas or electricity. Additionally, in hot and freezing locations, it can be utilized to cool.

The fact that water freezes into ice when exposed to below-freezing temperatures and vaporizes when heated is exploited by the heat pump. Three parts typically comprise a heat pump: a compressor, a condensing coil, and an expansion valve. Pipework interconnects these parts.

The heat pump circulates refrigerant throughout the system while it runs. Heat is transferred from the outside air to the interior space as the refrigerant moves through the pipes. The refrigerant turns back into a liquid when it exits the condensing coil. It then travels via the expansion valve before returning to the compressor to start a new cycle.

Heat pumps do not create heat. They transfer heat from one place to another. While a reverse-cycle air conditioner operates similarly to a regular air conditioner or refrigerator in that it employs a compressor and condenser, there are some significant differences:

You need a heating system in the winter and an air conditioning system in the summer. Fortunately, a heat pump can replace your furnace and your air conditioner. And a high-efficiency heat pump to help save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

Heat pumps are significantly more efficient than traditional AC systems. A heat pump often has an efficiency rating of 80%, compared to a standard air conditioner’s rating of only 60%. As a result, heat pumps consume less electricity and emit fewer greenhouse gases.

Heat pumps typically sustain more significant wear and tear over time than central air conditioning units because they work harder.

The most effective operation of your heat pump and the comfort of your home depend on a properly controlled thermostat. Keep in mind to frequently check your thermostat’s settings. Make sure your heat pump receives annual maintenance checks to ensure continued proper operation.

heat pump installation service in clifton nj

Heat pump installation service

Let’s say you’ve weighed the benefits and downsides and are prepared to proceed with a heat pump installation project. What follows? The following three actions guarantee the best heat pump service in Clifton.

We first conduct an inspection. Our team of professionals will examine your home while considering its location, climate, and heating system. Because the price will rely on the capacity, this is crucial.

Future issues will result from a poorly aligned system. Increased energy usage will prevent an overpowered unit from operating at maximum efficiency. And an underpowered unit won’t run at full capacity and will operate at a higher load – which means that it will wear out more quickly.

The next step is choosing the location for the unit’s installation. We can mount your unit on a wall, ceiling, or floor depending on the best option for the layout of your home.

The final step is the actual installation. Doing it correctly will help avoid a lot of issues down the road.

Consider the following when hiring a heat pump installer:

Experience – Choose someone with heat pump installation experience. Look for the name of a respectable company on the work permit.

Insurance – Ask to see an insurance certificate. Ensure that the policy includes coverage for HVAC systems.

Warranty – Does it transfer? Does it include labor expenses? When does it start? If something goes wrong, what happens?

 

References – Ask for referrals.

Reputation – Look through internet testimonials, including customer compliments and grievances.
Ultimately, we’re confident that you will hire Tiger HVAC to have the installation completed correctly.

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Heat pump repair service

You should have nothing less than the utmost comfort and convenience in your house when you install a state-of-the-art heat pump. It shouldn’t leave you wanting more because it is one of the most sophisticated HVAC systems on the market.

If your heat pump isn’t completely addressing your needs, it might be time for a repair service.

Keep an eye out for these common heat pump problems:

When you have heat pump repair needs, please don’t hesitate to call Tiger HVAC. The damage to your unit can only increase if your heating and cooling system is forced to operate under pressure. Delaying that call will ultimately cost you more in expensive repairs or replacement costs. We will be happy to dispatch one of our specialists to assess your heat pump’s present condition and perform expert heat pump repairs for any problems you may have. Our professionals can troubleshoot any system and complete the required repairs to get your unit up and operating correctly and efficiently.

Heat pump maintenance service

Your home’s heat pump is something you use daily and can take for granted if it functions correctly, much like your car. By having us service your heating system regularly, we can prevent tiny problems from growing into bigger ones.

A home heat pump has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years. However, regular heat pump maintenance can help maintain your machine’s flawless operation during its entire lifespan and perhaps even extend it.

By having us properly maintain your heat pump, it will operate more effectively and give you dependable comfort throughout the year.

Basic maintenance issues typically involve the buildup of debris inside the system, such as dirty coils, filthy fans, and clogged filters.

The following items are on our essential heat pump checklist for Clifton homes:

How Often Does Your Heat Pump Need Maintenance?

In contrast to most heating systems, a heat pump requires maintenance at least twice a year to operate at its best.

Remember: because heat pumps are adaptable and both heat and cool indoor environments, they operate all year long. So a heat pump requires twice as much maintenance to stay in good working order because it performs both functions.

In addition to helping to avoid future costly repairs, scheduling biannual heat pump tune-ups can accomplish a lot more.

Seasonal heat pump tune-ups can:

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Get started with a free estimate

Are you ready for a free estimate? Call Tiger HVAC at 973-356-1143 or complete our short contact form, and a representative will respond to you.

We strive time after time to maintain the highest levels of comfort in Clifton homes. We will stop at nothing to give you the heat pump servicing and upkeep you require to stay cozy and maintain your house’s highest levels of effectiveness and efficiency all year round.

We take great pride in the expertise and dependability of our whole crew, and we hope to earn your business as your go-to source for all your heat pump service needs.

Be sure to check out our other heating, coolingdrainage, and temperature control services!

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the most energy-efficient heating options available today is heat pumps. They can reduce your energy consumption by about 50% compared to an electric element heater.

Heat pumps employ a chemical process to extract the heat energy already in the air and disperse it elsewhere instead of using a heating element to create heat. They are advantageous in any season since, as a significant bonus, they can also remove heat from your home in the summer.

FYI, if your home has ductwork, we can connect a heat pump to it or connect "ductless mini split" heat pumps to several different rooms.

Yes. The outdoor heat pump will provide additional cooling for your home when you are not using it as well as heating during the winter months. In addition, if you have a backup generator, you can run both units simultaneously. This will help keep your home warm and comfortable even when no power is available.

Your heat pump will likely operate nonstop to keep your house cool if the outside temperature is above 100 degrees. However, you might need heat pump maintenance if it keeps running nonstop even when the ambient temperature lowers.

Several of the following could be the root of the issue:

An undersized system – If your heat pump wasn't sized correctly for your home, you might expect it to run nonstop to keep your home cool. A recent addition to your home is one typical cause for this. Make sure the heat pump is still big enough if you add a room.

An aging system – All HVAC systems will ultimately wear out. It might be time for a replacement if your system is over ten years old and is always running.

Is stuck in AC mode – Your heat pump can become stuck in the cool setting and refuse to turn off. To avoid wasting lots of energy, call us as soon as this occurs so we can correct this.

A blocked outdoor unit – If your outdoor unit is clogged with debris, it can hinder adequate cooling. We can thoroughly clean your unit to solve the problem.

A refrigerant leak – Since your heat pump transfers heat using this liquid, a leak can prevent proper operation. We can find it, fix it, and, if necessary, replace the refrigerant.

When the temperature is over 40 degrees Fahrenheit, a heat pump performs well. Heat pumps start losing efficiency once the outside temperature falls below 40 degrees, and they need more energy to operate. Most systems require temperatures between 25 and 40 degrees to function effectively.

It won't produce condensation indoors if you live in a cold area and operate the heat pump in the heating mode. However, the outside unit will periodically thaw itself, causing streams of water that may appear to be condensate but are rivulets of melting ice running off the coils.