American Weathermakers provides 24-hour and emergency installation, repair, and maintenance services. Whether you need repairs, maintenance, or a new fixture installed, we have the right solution for you! Our services are guaranteed, and you will be pleased with the results.
Choosing the Right Option for You
Heat pumps are an efficient way to circulate warm air inside your home or business, and we understand how important it is to keep them operating efficiently. We provide regular maintenance checks that inspect all aspects of the system including coils, fans, motors, condensation lines, filters, and more. We also provide repairs when needed on all makes and models of heat pumps. Our trained technicians can diagnose problems quickly, recommend solutions, and then perform repairs according to manufacturer standards.
For customers looking for a new heat pump system, our team can help you select the right unit for your space as well as install it correctly. We are familiar with different types of heat pump systems from ductless mini splits to central heating systems and can answer any questions you have about their efficiency or operation. We will work with you every step of the way from selection through installation so that you get the best results from your new system.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Heat pumps work by transferring heat from a source to a destination using mechanical energy. In the most basic terms, heat pumps move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. Heat pumps can also be reversed to cool a space instead of heating it.
To understand how this works, it is important to understand that there are three main components: an evaporator, a compressor, and a condenser. The evaporator absorbs heat from its environment and transfers it to the compressor using refrigerant fluid. The compressor then pressurizes the fluid and raises its temperature before passing it on to the condenser. The condenser then releases this heat into the atmosphere or transfers it back into the environment at either lower or higher temperatures than when it was taken in.
When drawing heat from outside air, for example, some models use an outdoor fan to draw in air over refrigerant-filled coils and absorb any existing heat. This heated refrigerant is then sent inside where a fan forces air over indoor coils which release heat into the home or other building being heated or cooled.
Is a Heat Pump the Right Choice for Your Home?
A heat pump is a great choice for those looking to lower their energy costs while still enjoying the comfort of a heated home. To determine if a heat pump is right for your home, consider the climate you live in as well as the size and layout of your home and its insulation.
Heat pumps are most efficient in mild climates and in homes that are well insulated. If you live in an area with extreme cold temperatures or have an older or poorly insulated home, then a heat pump may not be the best choice for you. Additionally, if your energy needs require higher heating capacity than what a standard heat pump can provide, you may wish to look at other options such as geothermal heating systems.
When selecting the best type of heating system for your home, it’s important to consider all factors – from climate to insulation levels – in order to make an informed decision that will save you money in the long run.
To request heat pump installation, repair, maintenance, or replacement services in Northbrook or Highland park, call American Weathermakers at (847) 503-9497 or contact us online today. We offer same-day appointments, free estimates, emergency services, and more!
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"Our Furnace Was Fixed Really Quickly"
The phone was answered by a real person who was efficient and pleasant, and the service tech was awesome!- Clare B.
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Very pleasant and professional service provider. Arrived on time and kept me informed of what was being done. Everything was cleaned up when he was finished.- Bob C.
Friendly technicians who handled a tricky placement of hot water heater.- Judy W.
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I had very good fast service from your employees as I always have had.- Floyd B.
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We have been loyal Comfort Club members at American Weathermakers for years, and are very pleased with the thoroughness of their 6-month checkups.- Howard M.
The Service Expert Jeff Taraszka was very knowledgeable and explained the work he was doing. He truly went above and beyond to be sure I understood my system.- Linda R.
Service prompt, work ethics impeccable, left the work area in excellent condition, minor intrusion footprint. A keeper.- Elliott D.
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We have used American Weathermakers at three homes, including a complete installation at our last house. Highly recommend the company.- Christine G.