Furnaces and air conditioners are two of the biggest energy guzzlers in most homes. High utility bills and environmental concerns have many homeowners looking for smarter options. Flexible heat pumps are the gold standard of energy-efficient heating and cooling. Instead of generating heat, they use electricity to move heat from one place to another. For years, Jacobs has been installing cutting-edge Carrier® heat pumps that work hard but run quiet and their repair experts are ready to help when your existing heat pump isn’t working at peak performance.
Heat pumps are a versatile and sophisticated alternative to traditional HVAC systems. If you are not happy with your current system, a heat pump may be the solution you are looking for. Our specialists will help you decide, but there are a few signs you can look for that a heat pump is right for you.
No one likes unreliable heating. Heat pumps give you ultra-precise control over temperature levels in every room. If your furnace is not working the way it used to, this may be a perfect opportunity to convert your old infrastructure to a modern heat pump system.
Heat pumps are ideal for homes with moderate heating and cooling needs. In places with mild weather, like the Pacific Northwest, a heat pump installation can result in energy savings of up to 60%. You may also be eligible for tax credits and utility rebates.
Heat pumps might sound too good to be true, but they’re deceptively simple. A heat pump uses a compressor and refrigerant to transfer heat from one place to another. They work like air conditioners in the summer, absorbing heat from inside your house and moving it outside. In the winter they reverse their operation to warm your home.
Instead of blowing air through ducts, ductless (a.k.a. duct-free) systems use small indoor units to deliver warm or cool air to each space in your home. Ductless heat pumps from Carrier® are ultra energy efficient and provide rigorously precise temperature and humidity control. Filters in each indoor unit ensure your system always circulates clean, refreshing air. Jacobs offers top-quality single split, multi split, and whole home ductless heat pump systems.
The EPA called them today’s most energy-efficient and cost effective space conditioning systems. Geothermal heat pumps use renewable energy from the earth to heat and cool your home. They are the premier eco-friendly option. These heat pumps can even use free excess heat to supplement your water heater.
The beauty of heat pumps is their simplicity. Complicated repairs are rare, and with regular maintenance most Carrier® heat pumps run for years without trouble. The premium quality products we install are designed to provide superior comfort and performance. If yours doesn’t, it may be time to call in a professional. Jacobs experts are trained to assess heat pumps of all types from all major brands. We can evaluate your system and determine whether you need a heat pump replacement or just a repair.
We pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of technology. Homeowners in the Portland and Vancouver area know they can rely on our expertise and quality product recommendations. We start by evaluating your home’s features and your family’s needs. Our consultants will look at ceiling heights, insulation, window locations, and sun exposure. We will also ask you about the number of people in your home and any allergy and indoor air quality concerns you may have. Then we present you with choices, including a good, better, and best option. We even have a supervisor confirm our consultant’s recommendation before every installation.