Maryland Heat Pump Services

GROVE PROVIDES RELIABLE HEAT PUMP MAINTENANCE, INSTALLATION, REPLACEMENT & REPAIR FOR MARYLAND HOMEOWNERS

A heat pump unit is the perfect cooling and heating system for homeowners in Maryland. They provide an all-in-one system for your heating and cooling rather than having both a furnace and an air conditioner.

At Grove HVAC, we offer comprehensive heating and cooling services for heat pumps including:

If you have limited space and are looking for an HVAC system that is environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and saves space in your Maryland home, call Grove Heating and Cooling for heat pump repair, regular maintenance or installations services in Annapolis, Arnold, Bowie, Columbia, Crofton, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Edgewater, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Gambrills, Laurel, Millersville, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park, Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro and throughout Maryland.

We offer traditional air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and ductless heating and cooling systems, and we base our recommendations on the house’s size and the homeowner’s needs. Our NATE-certified heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality technicians have the knowledge and experience to assist you in deciding the right fit for you. Contact us today for our heat pump repair and replacement services. We also offer furnace service including furnace repair, furnace maintenance services and furnace replacement and installation.

24/7 Emergency Heat Pump Service

Home emergencies are stressful, and you may call a technician prematurely when you don’t know what to do. However, if you experience either of the situations below, call the highly trained technicians at Grove Heating and Cooling immediately:

  1. Your unit isn’t working, and temperatures are below freezing outside.
  2. Your unit isn’t defrosting or is short-circuiting.

How a Heat Pump Works

A heat pump system extracts heat from the air or ground around your Maryland home. Air source heat pumps use air whereas geothermal heat pumps use the ground as an energy source. This energy is compressed and heats refrigerant. The refrigerant moves into your home where air circulates across the indoor coil.

A heat pump also cools your home by reversing this process. During cooling mode, refrigerant in the indoor coil is extremely cold. Air circulates across the coil and is cooled. As heat is removed from your indoor air, the warm refrigerant transfers to the outdoor unit.

Heat Pumps Vs. Air Conditioners & Furnaces – Which is Best?

While both heat pumps and air conditioners can cool a home (and work the same in that aspect), an AC system doesn’t have any heating abilities. Thanks to a reversing valve in the outdoor unit, a heat pump can absorb heat even from the cold outside air and transfer it indoors, heating up your home.

Though a heat pump may seem like a convenient option, when temperatures drop below freezing, a heat pump may need supplemental heat from an auxiliary electric heater, which can hinder energy efficiency during the winter months. Consider this when thinking about choosing your heating equipment or switching from a dual unit to a heat pump.

Consider winter temperatures and square footage in your home when deciding between a heat pump and a furnace. If you have limited space, a heat pump could be best to regulate the temperature efficiently. If you live in an area where winter temperatures regularly fall below freezing and you want to avoid spending money on high electric bills, you should call us to explore furnaces and other heating options.

Special Financing

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What to Do Before You Call for Heat Pump Repair

Check Your Thermostat

Check your thermostat settings to ensure that they are set to your heating or cooling preferences. Make sure that the selection is on ‘cool’ if looking for air conditioning and ‘heat’ if you’re trying to warm up your home.

Clean Your Air Filters

If you haven’t changed your air filter recently, debris and dirt could keep your heat pump from working to its full potential. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one could save you a more serious HVAC repair.

Check the Power Source

Here in Bowie and in many other local areas, the power is usually connected to a circuit breaker or a regular wall switch near the unit. The wall switch is easy to mistake for a light switch because codes typically require them to be placed near a garage or closet.

Note: If your heat pump runs off of a circuit breaker and continues to trip, call us. You likely have a serious issue that will require a repair service call.

Check for Frost on the HVAC Unit

If you see ice, turn off your heat pump and check the filters and supply vents for any obstructions that will need to be repaired. If you find no issues, leave the unit off, and contact us for professional help. There could be low airflow across the evaporator or a refrigerant leak that will require heat pump repairs.

Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repair

If you look – or listen – close enough, a heat pump will often provide signs that it needs repair. Some of them include:

High Energy Bills

If you notice your energy bills are suddenly much higher compared to the same time last year, your heat pump is not operating as efficiently as it should. Contact an HVAC company to see if a repair will restore efficiency. Depending on the age of the system and its condition, it may be better to replace the heat pump.

Unusual Noises

Aside from the gentle hum of the system running a cycle, heat pumps are relatively quiet, so any unusual noise should be looked into. A hissing sound could indicate refrigerant leaks, while banging or rattling may mean there’s a damaged or loose part.

Strange Smells

Strange smells should also be inspected right away. A burning smell can indicate an electrical issue, while a musty smell may indicate the presence of mold.

Short Cycling

Short cycling occurs when heat pumps start a cycle, shut down before reaching the set temperature and start back up again a short time later. Short cycling leads to a number of issues, including premature system wear and tear, high energy bills and a shorter lifespan.

How to Take Care of Your Heat Pump

Easy DIY Maintenance for Heat Pumps

  1. Set your heating and cooling system for optimal efficiency using the thermostat. Incorporating a programmable or smart thermostat is a very effective way to reduce strain on your equipment.
  2. Use a water hose to clear any debris and dirt from the sides and base of the equipment.
  3. Keep air registers open.
  4. Clean your air filters regularly. During peak usage filters can be replaced as frequently as each month.
  5. Make a habit of checking for excessive ice or snow build-up during the cold winter months in Bowie.
  6. If ice or snow are covering your unit, remove them with warm or cold water. Do not use hot water.

Preventive Maintenance Memberships

With Grove Heating and Cooling’s Preventive Maintenance Membership, you can customize your plan based on your needs. We offer three levels of memberships, in addition to a list of add-on features and a ductless service plan

Our maintenance memberships offer you priority, same-day service, repair service, and much more for your Maryland home. Leave the HVAC repair service to us and, in return, avoid long waits, breakdowns, and a potentially costly, untimely replacement.

Grove is Maryland’s Choice for Heat Pump Service

Want to learn more about our heating and air conditioning service in Maryland? If you’re in the market for a new heat pump or are looking for proper maintenance, repair, or heat pump installation service, call us today for the best service in Maryland.

We offer great customer service and reasonable pricing, and we always ensure your AC unit, heating system, or heat pump is working properly and running efficiently before we leave. We service all makes and models of heat pumps, cooling systems, and heaters and offer professional indoor air quality services, emergency services and commercial services for heating and cooling systems servicing Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s and Queen Anne’s counties.

Customer Reviews

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Good service and gave a great deal on a new Trane Heat Pump system when compared to others. Job well done!!

– Raji I.
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We had Grove install a heat pump with oil back-up 2 years ago and were so pleased with the professionalism and support we received that when we needed a multi-zoned split unit for an addition Grove again was called. They completed the job with the same professionalism exhibited previously.

– Susan C.
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Just moved out of the area after having a maintenance contract with Grove for 7 years (started when they installed a new HVAC system in 2012). I could not be more pleased with the service and responsiveness I have received over the years from every technician I met.

– Kevin M.
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