Expert Heat Pump Installation & Repair in Northern Colorado
Welcome to American Air Heating & Air Conditioning in Windsor, Colorado! We specialize in the installation and repair of residential and commercial heat pumps. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of heat pump installation, repair and maintenance.
Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality service, installation, and repair of heat pumps. We use only the best materials and equipment to ensure our customers receive the most reliable and efficient service possible. We are committed to providing our customers with the most reliable and cost-effective solutions to their heating and cooling needs.
Financing is Available
Financing is available through Service Finance with convenient monthly payments. Rebates may be available with the purchase of new equipment. We’re happy to help with available rebates and handle the paperwork for you.
How it Works
Like an air conditioner, air source heat pumps have the ability to transfer heat between the building and outside air. Air source heat pumps also have the ability to heat your building as well. Each Heat pump has a refrigerant system, which is a compressor and two copper tube coils, one outside and one inside, and the outside coil, which is encased in aluminum fins. The refrigerant system extracts heat from the refrigerant as it condenses back to liquid for both heating and cooling with a reversing valve. The blower than moves that air though the building ductwork. When the thermostat is satisfied, the unit shuts off.
When heat pumps were first developed, they used a single speed compressor that only operated at full capacity, thus using more energy and causing it to wear out faster. Two-speed compressors allow operation at a lower level, which reduces wear and tear and can allow the heat pump to keep different rooms at different temperatures, provided a zone control system is installed.
A single stage air source heat pump turns on when indoor temperatures exceed or are below the temperature setting on your thermostat. Once the temperature set on the thermostat is reached it turns off again. Single stage heat pumps always operate at 100% capacity.
More efficient than single stage units, two stage heat pumps vary their output between two levels: high and low. Ideally, the low stage would satisfy the thermostat most of the time. When necessary, the high stage would turn on. This helps eliminate temperature swings and helps to dehumidify the air, making you feel more comfortable for longer periods of time.
Variable speed air conditioners precisely control the airflow throughout your home in order to maintain the highest level of comfort. This allows the air conditioner to run continuously, while consuming far less electricity than a single stage air conditioner. The constant airflow has some key benefits: maximum air filtration, dehumidification, minimum cold spots and quieter operation.
The type of fan motor can also impact energy savings and air comfort. A dual-speed or variable-speed motor reduces noise from the blower always running at full speed, and it also keeps air moving comfortably.
Heat pumps, like traditional central air conditioning and furnaces, can be controlled with a thermostat. Having a thermostat that can auto change between heating and cooling is essential. New technology allows Wi-Fi connections that allow you to manage your home’s temperature settings from anywhere, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Some thermostats qualify for utility rebates , check with our comfort advisor for current rebate programs.
Normally, air-source heat pumps contain a second source of heat that help warm your home on days when the unit is unable to draw enough warmth from outdoor air. This is done using electric heat strips within the unit. Hybrid units combine an electric heat pump and a propane or gas furnace into one, providing a much more energy-efficient alternative.
We’ve talked about variable fan motor speeds in this space previously, and an added benefit for comfort is a two-stage or variable speed heat pump. These units run with lower airflow, which reduces temperature swings as well as humidity in the space, making you more comfortable. The compressor will run longer, but at a lower speed, allowing the air to be treated more efficiently.
Covers more of the surface of the outside unit protecting the coils from damage
Baked-on Powder Paint
Makes the surfaces more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than other finishes
High and Low Pressure Switches
Monitors the pressure of refrigerant, will automatically turn off compressor to prevent damage if there is a problem.
Forward-swept Condenser Fan Blade
Helps improve the effectiveness of the fan while keeping noise down
Compressor Sound Hood
Helps reduce noise
Energy Tracking, with Qualified Controller
Based on your energy costs, maintains a log of energy use for that system.
Enhanced Diagnostics, with Qualified Controller
Notifies servicer of problems, high and low humidity, and service reminders
EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio)
EER is calculated by dividing the input electrical power (measured in watts) by the amount of cooling created (measured in British Thermal Units or BTU’s) under a single set of conditions.
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating)
SEER is a ratio of the amount of cooling produced (BTU) divided by the amount of electricity (watts) used. The difference between SEER and EER is that SEER accounts for changes in outside temperature instead of just one temperature. EER should be used as a comparison when the outside temperature is consistently over 95 degrees F.
The higher the SEER the greater the heat pump’s efficiency could be. Generally, most single stage heat pumps rate from 14 to 16 SEER. Two Stage units rate from 17 to 19. Variable speed units rate from 18 to 25.
HSPF (High Seasonal Performance Factor)
Represents the total heating output of a heat pump (including supplementary electric heat) during the normal heating season (in Btu) as compared to the total electricity consumed (in watt-hours) during the same period.
Contact Us Today to Get Started
Do you need a professional heat pump installation & repair in Windsor, CO, or the surrounding areas? Are you looking to install a completely new furnace in your home? Our experienced contractors at American Air Heating & Air Conditioning have you covered. We have years of experience in the HVAC industry so you can feel confident knowing your furnace is in the right hands. Reach out to us today for more information about our heating installation and repair services or to schedule an appointment with us. We're dedicated to providing excellent customer service, and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.