Heat Pumps

Gagle’s Heating is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Salem, OR, 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 Gagle’s Heating 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 Salem or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 503-581-2972 or request service online for an evaluation.

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Heat Pump Replacement in Salem, OR 97330

“Brian Huss is very professional technician. He answered all of my questions very clear and completely. He has done an excellent job and I am completely satisfied with his works on my heating system. Thanks to Gagle's engineer and technicians.”

– Hadi M.

Heat Pump Installation in Salem, OR 97302

“Thank you! We had a brand new heating and cooling system installed yesterday and everyone involved were excellent! From the initial contact with Raymond to the technicians, Danial, Shelby, and Aaron, everyone was very professional, courteous, and efficient. I would highly recommend Gagle’s. Job well done gentlemen.”

– Ilene H.

Heat Pump Installation in Salem, OR 97317

“Gagle's Heating are my go-to heating guys. I had a new heat pump and air handler installed and some duct work completed. From the very beginning, all Gagle's staff were easy to talk to and to work with. Ray understood what products would work for our home and answered all my questions with a quick response time. Ray worked with me in scheduling around my time to prepare a new slab for the new heat pump. Best experience on all the quotes I got.

Danial and Jeff did the install. They did an awesome job! Both answered all my questions, cleaned up everything to look like they were never here and wanted to make sure we were happy with all the work that was completed. Danial's and Jeff's customer service was exemplary and others should follow their example.
Gagle's is definitely worth your time for a quote and you will be happy with their work and products.”

– Burnie P.

Heat Pump Installation in Salem, OR 97317

“Kudos to Gagle’s
Recently had heat pump and furnace installed the technicians Danial and Tim were exceptional. My overall experience with Gagle’s is five star.”

– Betty K.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Salem, OR 97302

“Matt Bosshardt did a great job providing our spring ESA maintenance. He was on time, courteous, and professional. He explained to me in easy to understand language the service he provided on both the heat pump and furnace and let me know about a repair that would need to happen next year on the heat pump. Excellent work.”

– Nancy V.

Heat Pump Replacement in OR 97358

“The Gagle's team was excellent, Ricky was fantastic he was very honest and up front about our old system which was old, we put in a new furnace and heat pump system and we are very happy with it. The service is excellent and I would recommend Gagle's to anyone looking to have HAVC work done. When the owner of the company comes out to your home to see if you were satisfied with the work that was performed that say's a lot about a company. Job well don Team Gagle's.”

– Micheal C.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Keizer, OR 97303

“Grant came to my condo as my heat pump was making a lot of noise. He checked it out and also checked my furnace. He was so knowledgeable about explaining how it all works. I am elderly and really appreciate his patience with me til I "got it" about this new and unfamiliar system at the condo. Would recommend your company to everyone.”

– Vivian F.

Heat Pump Repair in Salem, OR 97304

“Rick showed up early in the prearranged time-window and installed the new part that he determined to be defective during his trouble visit last week. He was friendly and professional. The repair was made and tested. Thanks Rick!”

– Bob S.

Heat Pump Installation in Dallas, OR 97338

“Could not be happier with the promptness, courtesy, professionalism and efficiency of the installation crew. Special thanks to Raymond and Rick.”

– Joh H.

Heat Pump Repair in Salem, OR 97305

“I have used Gagles for many years for all my plumbing and heating/cooling needs. I recently had a failure of my cooling /heating system. It was on a holiday weekend so I called Gagles 24 hr. service . A tech was here within an hour on a Sat. afternoon. He diagnosed the problem, and said a part had to be ordered on my warranty , no charge. It was going to take 2 weeks to get it , so Gagles came in and installed a temporary window air conditioner ( again no charge) to keep me comfortable . The repair was done and my system restored. Once again , Outstanding customer service , informative and great attitude by all staff. I love Gagles and would never use any other company .”

– Elizabeth W.

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