Cincinnati Heat Pumps

Heat Pump Repair, Maintenance, and Replacement Service for the Greater Cincinnati Area

Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing knows heat pumps can heat and cool your home very efficiently, providing great comfort. The lifespan of a heat pump is about 12 years, the same as an air conditioner – furnace combination, when you follow a recommended maintenance schedule. Thomas & Galbraith offers heat pump repair, service, maintenance, and installation in the Cincinnati area.

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How Does a Heat Pump Work?

heat pump looks like a central air conditioner and is about the same size. However, a central air conditioning system only provides home cooling while a heat pump heats and cools your home. You can think of this way. A heat pump is an A/C in the summer and a reverse A/C in the winter.

Most central heat pumps are split‐systems, meaning they have an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. Some heat pumps are packaged systems, which means they usually have the compressor, condenser, evaporator coil, and fan located outdoors in a single cabinet.

During the summer, a heat pump extracts heat from your indoor air, transfers the heat through refrigerant, and releases it to the outside. Like an air conditioning system, a heat pump has three main components:

  • A compressor
  • A condenser
  • An evaporator coil

The indoor unit, which contains the evaporator coil, removes undesired indoor warmth and humidity from the air. The outdoor unit, which contains the condenser and compressor, takes the heat that was captured indoors and releases it outside. The heat pump operates in a continuous cycle to keep your home comfortable. When the room reaches the temperature set on the thermostat, the heat pump turns off. As the room warms up, the thermostat turns the heat pump back on.

In the winter, the heat pump takes that hot air and, instead of venting it to the outside, pushes it back into your home. Quite simply:

  • When an air‐source heat pump is heating your home, the cooling cycle is reversed. Whereas an A/C works just in the summer, the outside unit of a heat pump system works all year.
  • In the outdoor unit, the heat pump evaporates a low‐temperature refrigerant. As the liquid evaporates, it absorbs heat from the outside air (even winter air contains heat!).
  • After the gas is compressed in the outdoor unit, it passes into the indoor coil and condenses, releasing heat to the inside of the house.
  • In addition, since the outside unit is providing the hot air, a heat pump system does not include a furnace. Instead, it utilizes an air handler to circulate the warm air throughout your home.

At Thomas & Galbraith we can recommend a heat pump to fit your budget and your home.

Heat Pumps We Offer

Model #Efficiency RatingSound LevelCompressor/MotorParts Warranty
25HBC5 Comfort™ 15 Heat Pump25HBC5 Comfort™ 15 Heat Pump15 SEER / 8.5 HSPF / 12.5 EER69 DecibelsSingle-stage10 YearLEARN MORE
25HNB5 Infinity® 15 Heat Pump25HNB5 Infinity® 15 Heat Pump16 SEER / 13 EER / 8.5 HSPF68 DecibelsSingle-stage10 YearLEARN MORE
25HNB6 Infinity® 16 Heat Pump25HNB6 Infinity® 16 Heat Pump17.5 SEER / 13.5 EER / 9.5 HSPF67 DecibelsTwo-stage10 YearLEARN MORE
25HPB6 Performance™ 16 Heat Pump25HPB6 Performance™ 16 Heat Pump16 SEER / 13 EER / 9 HSPF67 DecibelsSingle-stage10 YearLEARN MORE
25VNA0 Infinity® 20 Heat Pump With Greenspeed® Intelligence25VNA0 Infinity® 20 Heat Pump With Greenspeed® Intelligence20.5 SEER / 16 EER / 13 HSPF58 DecibelsVariable-speed10 YearLEARN MORE
25VNA8 Infinity® 18VS Heat Pump25VNA8 Infinity® 18VS Heat Pump18 SEER / 12.5 EER / 11 HSPF55 DecibelsVariable 5-stage10 YearLEARN MORE
Model #

25HBC5 Comfort™ 15 Heat Pump

Efficiency Rating

15 SEER / 8.5 HSPF / 12.5 EER

Sound Level

69 Decibels

Compressor/Motor

Single-stage

Parts Warranty

10 Year

Model #

25HNB5 Infinity® 15 Heat Pump

Efficiency Rating

16 SEER / 13 EER / 8.5 HSPF

Sound Level

68 Decibels

Compressor/Motor

Single-stage

Parts Warranty

10 Year

Model #

25HNB6 Infinity® 16 Heat Pump

Efficiency Rating

17.5 SEER / 13.5 EER / 9.5 HSPF

Sound Level

67 Decibels

Compressor/Motor

Two-stage

Parts Warranty

10 Year

Model #

25HPB6 Performance™ 16 Heat Pump

Efficiency Rating

16 SEER / 13 EER / 9 HSPF

Sound Level

67 Decibels

Compressor/Motor

Single-stage

Parts Warranty

10 Year

Model #

25VNA0 Infinity® 20 Heat Pump With Greenspeed® Intelligence

Efficiency Rating

20.5 SEER / 16 EER / 13 HSPF

Sound Level

58 Decibels

Compressor/Motor

Variable-speed

Parts Warranty

10 Year

Model #

25VNA8 Infinity® 18VS Heat Pump

Efficiency Rating

18 SEER / 12.5 EER / 11 HSPF

Sound Level

55 Decibels

Compressor/Motor

Variable 5-stage

Parts Warranty

10 Year

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