A heat pump is an excellent HVAC solution when you need a reliable, energy-efficient way to keep your home comfortable year-round. It provides heating and cooling, so you only need to install one system.
Whether you already have a heat pump or are considering one for your home, trust Len The Plumber Heating & Air team for all your heat pump service needs, including installation, repair, and maintenance.
Our company has proudly served Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Charles County, and Washington, D.C., for over 25 years. We deliver exceptional service and have outstanding customer reviews, so you can always trust our team.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
A heat pump works like a traditional central air conditioning system in the summer.
The coil in the indoor unit acts as the evaporator. As air from inside your home blows over the coil, the refrigerant absorbs heat from the air, and it transforms from liquid to gas. This generates cool air that is blown through your ductwork.
The gaseous refrigerant is then compressed and sent to the coil in the outdoor unit, which is serving as the condenser. The refrigerant transfers the heat to the outdoor air so it turns back to its liquid form and starts the cycle again.
In the winter, the cycle reverses to heat your home. A reversal valve swaps the roles of the condenser and evaporator coils, absorbing heat from the outdoor air and bringing it inside.
24/7 Heat Pump Repair in the D.C. Area
Whenever you have a problem with your heat pump, you can count on Len The Plumber Heating & Air for fast heat pump repairs.
We’re available 24/7 for emergency service and offer same day service seven days a week, even for non-emergent issues. Our certified technicians drive fully stocked service trucks so that most repairs can be completed on the first visit.
Call us right away at the first sign of a heat pump problem. We can help if:
- You notice insufficient heating or cooling performance.
- You have poor or no airflow.
- You notice hot and cold spots throughout your home.
- The system is stuck in heating or cooling mode.
- The condenser, evaporator, or refrigerant lines are frozen.
- There are water leaks or moisture near the air handler.
- You notice abnormal smells or sounds from the unit.
- Your energy costs are higher than normal.
Heat Pump Installation & Replacement
Whether you are installing a new heat pump or replacing your current system, our team at Len The Plumber Heating & Air can help. We follow proper installation to ensure your system operates as it should.
Benefits of replacing your furnace and air conditioner with a heat pump include:
- Less space required for the equipment
- Simplified maintenance and repairs
- Lower installation cost than a new AC and furnace combined
- Lower equipment costs than a new AC and furnace combined
- Reduced energy bills
Heat Pump Maintenance for Washington, D.C. Homes
Heat pumps need to be serviced regularly like other HVAC systems, but maintenance should be performed twice a year because they provide heating and cooling.
Len The Plumber Heating & Air offers comprehensive maintenance, including:
- Replacing the air filter
- Cleaning the blower fan and cabinet
- Checking airflow and temperature settings
- Checking refrigerant levels and pressures
- Inspecting the evaporator and condenser coils
- Checking the electrical connections
- Testing the compressor and condenser fans
- Starting the system and checking its performance
Consider joining our Whole Home Service Plan to make routine tune-ups more convenient. The maintenance plan covers heating, cooling, and plumbing and includes great benefits like priority service and a 15% discount on repairs.
Choose Len The Plumber Heating & Air for Heat Pump Services
Trust your heat pump to the experts — choose Len The Plumber Heating & Air for all your heat pump service needs.
We’re Washington, D.C.’s premier plumbing and HVAC service provider. Count on our team for:
- Same day service seven days a week
- 24/7 emergency service
- Upfront pricing
- Top-quality workmanship
- Guaranteed service
- Financing options
- And more
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a furnace with a heat pump?
In extremely cold weather, heat pumps can become less efficient at heating your home. If you want a backup option, a dual-fuel system may be a better fit.
This type of system uses a highly efficient heat pump to heat and cool most of the time and a furnace to provide stronger heat in freezing temperatures.
What happens if your heat pump’s reversing valve is stuck?
When your reversing valve is stuck, your heat pump will remain in the last mode previously used, whether that was heating or cooling.
Although tapping the reversing valve may help it switch properly again, it will need to be professionally replaced in most cases.
When should I schedule heat pump maintenance?
Ideally, you should schedule maintenance visits in the spring and fall to ensure your system is working correctly and ready to keep your home comfortable through peak heating and cooling seasons.
As long as you schedule maintenance twice a year, you’re keeping your heat pump in good condition.