When it's cold outside your family needs your heat pump to be working properly, heat and air units should be serviced each year to ensure they are working properly. Before winter weather hits here in Knoxville be sure to test your heat pump out. Whether you have an electric heater or a gas furnace. We can help keep you warm all winter long.
Do you have a central heat and air unit, forced air heating, HVAC heat pump or gas heating? No matter what type of heating system you have our professional heater repair technicians can diagnose and fix it all. And if you need a heater replacement we can even help you with financing.
Our certified heat technicians are experienced and trained to service, maintain, install, and repair all makes and models of heat and air units.
All of our heater repair technicians have years of experience in all aspects of commercial HVAC service in Knoxville. It is mandatory for each technician to complete a full in house training to insure that they are up to date on the latest air conditioning & heating equipment.
We insulate our ductwork to increase efficiency. This is how quality of work sets us apart from other Knoxville heat and air companies. We spend as much time as we need to insure that our jobs are done right and your family is warm. Don't hesitate to call us for an estimate on your heating repair needs here in Knoxville.
Understanding your heat and air units, heat pumps are just two-way air conditioners. During the summer, an air conditioner works by moving heat from the relatively cool indoors to the relatively warm outside. In winter, the heat pump reverses this trick, scavenging heat from the cold outdoors with the help of an electrical system, and discharging that heat inside the house. Almost all heat and air units use heat pumps to forced warm-air delivery systems to move heated air throughout the house.
Air-source heat pumps use the outside air as the heat source in winter and heat sink in summer. Ground-source (also called geothermal, GeoExchange, or GX) heat pumps get their heat from underground, where temperatures are more constant year-round. Air-source heat pumps are far more common than ground-source heat pumps because they are cheaper and easier to install. Ground-source heat pumps, however, are much more efficient, and are frequently chosen by consumers who plan to remain in the same house for a long time, or have a strong desire to live more sustainably. How to determine whether a heat pump makes sense in your climate is discussed further under “Fuel Options.”
Whereas an air-source heat pump is installed much like a central air conditioner, ground-source heat pumps require that a “loop” be buried in the ground, usually in long, shallow (3–6' deep) trenches or in one or more vertical boreholes. The particular method used will depend on the experience of the installer, the size of your lot, the subsoil, and the landscape. Alternatively, some systems draw in groundwater and pass it through the heat exchanger instead of using a refrigerant. The groundwater is then returned to the aquifer.
Because electricity in a heat pump is used to move heat rather than to generate it, the heat pump can deliver more energy than it consumes. The ratio of delivered heating energy to consumed energy is called the coefficient of performance, or COP, with typical values ranging from 1.5 to 3.5. This is a “steady-state” measure and not directly comparable to the heating season performance factor (HSPF), a seasonal measure mandated for rating the heating efficiency of air-source heat pumps. Converting between the measures is not straightforward, but ground-source units are generally more efficient than air-source heat pumps.