Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps

Installation, Repair, & Maintenance

Air Source Heat Pumps

If you’re looking for an energy efficient way to heat and cool your home, a heat pump might be the solution you’re looking for. Unlike traditional HVAC systems, heat pumps transfer heat rather than generate it, making them a highly efficient option. Despite their name, they can both heat and cool your home. The main benefits of a heat pump include:

  • Lower Energy Bills
  • Year-Round Comfort
  • Improved Indoor Air Quality
  • Quiet Operation
  • Longer Lifespan
  • Environmentally Friendly

For air source heat pump installation, repair, and maintenance in the Denver Metro Area and outlying areas, call ABE Heating and Cooling at (303) 341-5701.

How Do Air Source Heat Pumps Work?

Heat pumps work by transferring heat from one location to another.

How Air Source Heat Pumps Work

Photo Illustration: An air to water heat pump.

Here is a general overview of how heat pumps work.


During the winter months, heat pumps extract heat from the outside air or ground and transfer it inside your home.


In the summer, the process is reversed, and heat pumps extract heat from the inside of your home and transfer it outside.


The main components of a heat pump include a compressor, an evaporator, a condenser, and a refrigerant.


The compressor pumps the refrigerant through the system.


As it passes through the evaporator, it absorbs heat/coolness from the outside air or ground.


The refrigerant is then compressed and sent to the condenser, where it releases the heat / cool air into your home.

Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps

Lower Energy Bills

The biggest benefit of a heat pump is its energy efficiency. Since heat pumps transfer heat instead of generating it, they use less energy to heat or cool your home. This can result in significant cost savings on your energy bills, especially during extreme weather conditions.

Year-Round Comfort

Heat pumps can be used for both heating and cooling, making them a versatile option for year-round comfort. In the winter, they extract heat from the outside air and transfer it indoors to warm your home. In the summer, they extract heat from inside your home and transfer it outside to cool your home.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Heat pumps filter the air as they circulate it, removing dust, dirt, and other allergens from the air. This can improve indoor air quality and reduce the risk of respiratory problems such as asthma and allergies.

Quiet Operation

Heat pumps are generally quieter than traditional HVAC systems, making them a great option for those who value peace and quiet. They don’t have noisy fans or compressors that can disrupt your daily activities or disturb your sleep.

Longer Lifespan

Heat pumps are durable and long-lasting, with an average lifespan of 15-20 years. Regular maintenance can help extend their lifespan even further, making them a wise investment for your home.

Environmentally Friendly

Heat pumps are an environmentally friendly option for heating and cooling your home. They use less energy than traditional HVAC systems, reducing your carbon footprint and helping to protect the environment.

Air source heat pumps offer many advantages over traditional heating and cooling systems. 

Types of Heat Pumps

There are several types of heat pumps, including air-source, ground-source, and water-source.

Air-source Heat Pumps

Air-source heat pumps are the most common, and they work by extracting heat from the outside air.

Ground-source Heat Pumps

Ground-source heat pumps, also known as geothermal heat pumps, extract heat from the ground through a series of underground pipes.

Water-source Heat Pumps

Water-source heat pumps extract heat from a nearby body of water, such as a lake or river.

Heat Pump Water Heaters

In addition to heating and cooling your home, heat pumps can also be used to heat water. This is known as a heat pump water heater, and it works by extracting heat from the surrounding air and transferring it to the water.

Call ABE Heating and Cooling today at (303) 341-5701 if you would like to find out which heat pump would be best for YOUR home.

Types of Heat Pumps

Heat Pump Installation

If you’re thinking about purchasing and installing an air source heat pump, you’ll need expert advice before you proceed. At ABE we can answer all your questions about heat pumps and heat pump technology, and we’ll help you identify the best option for your home. Depending on factors such as climate, soil conditions, the system features you choose, and available financing and incentives, you may recoup your initial investment in two to ten years through lower utility bills.

Heat Pump Replacement

If your heat pump is over 15 years old and you’re having issues with your system, it may be time to think about getting a replacement. Our certified technicians will discuss the problems you’re facing and conduct a thorough examination of your system to determine the issue. If we determine that you need a new heat pump, our technicians will suggest the most energy efficient and high-quality option that’s suitable for your home.

Air Source Heat Pump Products We Install

Heat Pump Repair

Your heat pump may be in need of service if it is:

  • Not providing sufficient heating or cooling or the airflow is weak
  • Grinding, clicking, squeaking, or rattling
  • Frequently turning on and off
  • Leaking water or icing up

Heat Pump Maintenance

You should have your heat pump serviced by a professional technician once a year. At ABE Heating and Cooling, we provide the following:

  • Inspect ducts, filters, blower, and indoor coil for dirt and other obstructions
  • Diagnose and seal duct leakage
  • Verify adequate airflow by measurement
  • Verify correct refrigerant charge by measurement
  • Check for refrigerant leaks
  • Inspect electric terminals, and, if necessary, clean and tighten connections, and apply nonconductive coating
  • Lubricate motors, and inspect belts for tightness and wear
  • Verify correct electric control, making sure that heating is locked out when the thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa
  • Verify correct thermostat operation.