Heat Pumps

Heat pump service.

Say goodbye to your gas furnace and old air conditioner. Go with an electric heat pump that can both heat and cool your Ashland home.

Whether you want to add a new heat pump to your Virginia home—or need help replacing your existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment—give us a call.

Howell’s Heating & Air specializes in keeping families safe and comfortable. Our NATE-certified experts have been creating healthy homes for over 40 years. Turn to us for your heat pump needs so that you can enjoy the comfort of your home more than ever before.

What Benefits Can a Heat Pump Provide?

Heat pumps are known for being an extremely green and environmentally friendly option. While there are plenty of advantages to switching to a heat pump, some worth mentioning include:

  • Both heating and cooling from one system
  • Greater energy efficiency
  • Decreased utility bills
  • Quieter operation
  • Consistent airflow
  • Reduced carbon footprint

Heat Pump Installation and Replacement in Ashland

Convinced it’s time to add a heat pump to your newly purchased home? Our NATE-certified professionals can walk you through the process, all the way from selecting the type of heat pump for your home to installing it and ensuring it works as efficiently as possible.

There are three main types of heat pumps:

  • Air-source heat pumps: Air-source heat pumps are the most popular of all heat pumps. These provide heating by pulling warm air from the cold outside and moving it into your home. A heat pump works like an air conditioner in the summer months, drawing warm air from your home.
  • Water-source heat pumps: You’ll need to live near a body of water—like a pond or lake—to have a water-source heat pump installed. Water-source heat pumps can provide comfort with the help of the water’s consistently warm temperature. An underground closed-looped system working with a heat exchanger keeps you cozy on the coldest of days.
  • Ground-source heat pumps: These are also known as geothermal systems and work by extracting and transferring heat to and from below the ground’s surface. The temperature a few feet below the surface is consistent underground, so you never have to worry about the outdoor temperature. Geothermal heat pumps are considered the most environmentally friendly systems on the market today. Be sure to ask about tax credits that offset the installation costs.

Whichever heat pump you decide on, know our Howell’s Heating & Air professionals are with you every step of the way. Don’t forget to ask about financing.

How Much Money Can a New Heat Pump Save You?

Our SEER energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Just enter your current unit's SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.

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Heat Pump Repair

Are you having trouble getting your heat pump to work correctly? It’s time to turn to the professionals! Our Howell’s Heating & Air experts are available to help. We offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us.

Some issues that could occur with your heat pump include:

  • Your heat pump runs constantly or is not running at all.
  • There is a leak.
  • The outdoor unit is frozen.
  • Your heat pump is not providing heating and/or cooling.
  • The indoor unit is not woking.

Your heat pump is responsible for keeping you warm and cool. Let our professionals diagnose any problems and handle the repair for you.

Heat Pump Maintenance

With a heat pump, maintenance is just as necessary as any other heating and cooling method. Opting for routine preventative maintenance supports your heat pump to operate efficiently reach its intended service life. Get the most out of your investment by scheduling regular maintenance visits.

Be sure you never miss a maintenance visit by becoming a member of our Comfort Club maintenance program. As a member, you will receive discounted repair rates, priority service, and a $50 accrual in Bonus Bucks each year to use when the time comes for a system replacement.

Call Howell’s for Any of Your Heat Pump Needs

When you want a heat pump installed, replaced, repaired, or maintained in your Ashland, VA, home, Howell’s Heating & Air is ready to provide you with the exceptional service you deserve. Call our professionals for service today at 804-977-0994 or request service online.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Chester, VA 23831

“Matt is the most professional excellent service tech ever. Cheerful, efficient, drpendable, you name it. All first rate. So glad we switched to Howells. We love you guys.”
- Pat H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Ashland, VA 23005

“What a lovely experience! Josiah Sexton did a great job with the maintenance of my heating and cooling systems. He was nice, patient, resourceful, and very knowledgeable. I felt like I have been treated honestly and competently. If possible, please assign him to my account for all future visits.”

- Maria H.

Heat Pump Repair in Richmond, VA 23225

“Matt was thorough in his review and assessment and confirmed our concern that the blower motor was bad …again. So we discussed options and Howells is getting quotes so we can make an informed decision.”

- Rich L.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Henrico County, VA 23229

“Very satisfied with adjustment to new heat pump.”

- Teresa N.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Henrico County, VA 23229

“Matt Banton was here to fine-tune our new heat pump.”

- Teresa N.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Hanover, VA 23116

“Rodney is very professional and always pleasant when he performs our heat pump inspections. Respected our property. Informed us what he was checking and when he was finished, updated us on the status of our system, and if any service was needed. Thanks for great service.”

- Terry H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Henrico County, VA 23060

“Technician did a great job. Very helpful and friendly”

- Troy B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Mechanicsville, VA 23111

“Howell’s team did an excellent job doing routine maintenance on my heat pump and installing a smart thermostat. Technician took his time and was thorough. He even replaced some wiring that was defective. First time doing maintenance on my 9 yr old heat pump. Works even better now.”

- David B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Mechanicsville, VA 23116

“I have been a comfort customer for years and would recommend Howell’s to you for your HVAC needs. The people at Howells are professional, capable and helpful.”

- Robert D.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Glen Allen County, VA 23060

“Awesome service as always. Always professional, friendly and if there is an issue always explain so I can understand the problem. I have been with Howell’s for 50 years and will never change. Thanks for the excellent service from all of the technicians”

- Debbie S.

Need Heat Pump Service?

Contact the experts at Howell’s Heating & Air.

Call us at 804-977-0994!