Heat Pump Services in Southeastern PA
Heat Pumps for Heating & Cooling
As all residents of Pennsylvania know, winter is no joke here! With average lows below freezing, your heat pump needs to be in top working order to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer so your family stays comfortable. Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is your trusted resource for heat pump services in Southeastern PA. As a family-owned and -operated company, we do our best to keep your family safe and comfortable. With more than seven decades of experience and knowledge, we’re your local experts for professional heat pump maintenance, repair, and installation.
Get your heat pump ready for winter and keep it going strong through the coldest nights and hottest days. Contact Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling at 610-400-8510 for reliable heat pump service, replacement, and installation.
Heat Pump Services in Downingtown, PA
Heat pumps provide an all-in-one heating and cooling solution. Many homeowners save energy by adding an energy-efficient heat pump to supplement their existing HVAC system. Heat pumps can also be used to heat and cool rooms individually. They are versatile solutions that can meet many needs as a primary or secondary heating and air conditioning source.
Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can help you develop a home heating strategy that maximizes your comfort while minimizing costs. We offer many services for heat pumps, including:
Heat Pump Repair
If your heat pump breaks down, cannot keep your home comfortable, or makes strange noises, it’s time to call a professional. The NATE-certified technicians at Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are trained to work with all makes and models of heat pumps, so they can quickly and accurately diagnose any issues. They’ll get your system working, perform maintenance, and restore efficiency.
Common Heat Pump Problems
Over many decades of serving HVAC needs, we’ve diagnosed and repaired every HVAC system problem imaginable. These are the most common issues we find in heat pumps:
- Faulty reversing valve: If this valve fails, your heat pump cannot switch from cooling to heating mode.
- Electrical failure: Your heat pump relies on many electrical components to help it run its compressor and fan motors. When one fails, it must be replaced to get your unit working again.
- The outdoor unit is iced over: Your heat pump keeps itself from frosting over by running defrost cycles. If something causes the defrost function to fail, the outdoor unit can ice over. Working while covered in ice puts a lot of strain on your heat pump and can cause it to break down.
- Leaking refrigerant: Unlike an AC, your heat pump uses refrigerant in the winter to help it transfer heat. A refrigerant leak will leave it unable to do its job.
Heat Pump Maintenance
Because it heats and cools your home, your heat pump works harder than any other heating system. If something is out of alignment, malfunctioning, or seeing the effects of regular wear and tear, your heat pump can become less efficient. This increases your energy bills as your unit works harder and harder to do its job. It also stresses your system, making it more likely to break, malfunction, or wear out.
At Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we offer maintenance plans to keep your heat pump running smoothly year after year. We recommend having your heat pump tuned up twice a year: once in the spring before the weather gets hot and again in the fall before the temperatures plummet. This will ensure it’s ready to provide for your comfort needs all year.
Heat Pump Replacement & Installation
While heat pumps are durable and can last more than 15 years with proper maintenance, replacing your old heat pump eventually becomes more cost-effective. Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can help you choose a new heat pump that fits your needs, preferences, and budget, ensuring it’s perfectly sized for your home. Then, we’ll quickly install, calibrate, and optimize it for your home with minimal downtime.
If you suspect it’s time to replace your heat pump and would like to explore your options, contact us today for heat pump replacement and installation.
Geothermal Heat Pump Services
Geothermal heat pumps, also known as ground-source heat pumps, are advanced heating and cooling systems that use the Earth’s natural thermal energy to regulate the temperature in your home. Unlike conventional HVAC systems, geothermal heat pumps don’t burn fuel to generate heat. Instead, they transfer heat to and from the earth to provide a more efficient, affordable, and environmentally friendly heating and cooling method.
How Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Work?
The main part of a geothermal heat pump system is a network of pipes, known as a ground loop, buried beneath the ground. These loops are filled with a heat-exchanging fluid that circulates through the pipes, interacting with the stable underground temperatures. Depending on the season, these systems either pull heat from the ground or send heat into it, providing heating or cooling to your home.
Your Pennsylvania Heat Pump Pros
Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc.’s dedicated employees have proudly served Southeastern PA with their knowledgeable, courteous, and professional service for over 75 years. We have extensive experience servicing, repairing, and installing heat pumps to combat Pennsylvania’s frigid winters and hot, humid summers.
Our family-owned and -operated HVAC company features upfront pricing, honest assessments, and same-day service to meet your family’s heating needs all year. Our friendly, NATE-certified technicians are standing by to deliver high-quality service with a smile in your home. Stay comfortable with Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling!
Heat Pump FAQs
A heat pump uses the concept of energy transfer to heat and cool your home. By moving hot air out of your home in the summer, replacing it with cooler air from outside, or transferring heat energy from the outdoor air into your home in the winter while moving your home’s colder air out, these systems can efficiently heat and cool your home. This means they are an all-in-one home comfort solution.
Heat pumps lose their efficiency when the temperature drops below the freezing point. Most will have an emergency heating option that will kick in to continue heating your home when heat transfer becomes the less efficient option.
Your heat pump will operate efficiently if you keep it well-maintained and address repair issues at the first sign of a problem. A maintenance checkup at the start of the heating and cooling seasons will help with your efficiency goals.
Yes, heat pumps provide an energy-efficient alternative to a traditional HVAC system. They can heat and cool an entire home all year long.
Because a heat pump works on energy transfer, the air from your register may not feel hot in the winter or cold in the summer. If you are used to an HVAC system, this may make you think something is wrong with the heat pump. This is a regular operation because the transferred air may be cooler than your body temperature, so it feels cool to your skin. As long as the air coming from the supply vent measures hotter than the air near the return vent, usually 15 to 30 degrees higher, the heat pump is operating correctly.