An air-source heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for your home, especially if you live in a warm climate. When properly installed, an air-source heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. This is possible because a heat pump moves heat rather than converting it from a fuel, like in combustion heating systems.

Although air-source heat pumps can be used in nearly all parts of the United States, they do not generally perform well over extended periods of sub-freezing temperatures. In regions with sub-freezing winter temperatures, it may not be cost effective to meet all your heating needs with a standard air-source heat pump.

However, new systems with gas heating as a backup are able to overcome this problem. There is also a "Cold Climate Heat Pump" which shows promise, but is currently facing manufacturing problems. In addition, a version called the "Reverse Cycle Chiller" claims to be able to operate efficiently at below-freezing temperatures.

In cooling mode, an air-source heat pump evaporates a refrigerant in the indoor coil; as the liquid evaporates it pulls heat from the air in the house. After the gas is compressed, it passes into the outdoor coil and condenses, releasing heat to the outside air. The pressure changes caused by the compressor and the expansion valve allow the gas to condense at a high temperature outside and evaporate at a lower temperature indoors.

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Testimonials

  • Theodore, Williamsport

    I appreciate the fact that Solaire Home Comfort's owners, employees, and technicians are courteous, respectful, proficient, and professional about the way they do business. I will definitely recommend Solaire Home Comfort to others and call them next time I have a heating or cooling issue.

  • Jim, Williamsport

    I have used your company for 10 years. I always considered your work good and the cost fair. My geothermal system works great, and I have recommended your firm to several interested parties.

  • Ken, Montoursville

    I have been a customer for over 20 years and don't remember of ever having a complaint about service. They have been able to take care of my needs within a reasonable period of time. I feel like I know and am friends with quite few people that are in their organization.

  • Marvel, Ralston

    Solaire Home Comfort staff is personal and friendly. When our boiler was installed, there was no problem with me assisting the installer with running the required plumbing throughout the house.

  • Donna, Columbia Crossroads

    The Solaire Home Comfort staff is always professional and courteous. The technicians appear to be competent and knowledgeable. They have always been prompt in responding to our needs. I would definitely recommend Solaire Home Comfort to others.

  • Donald and Arlene, Williamsport

    Late last summer we decided to purchase a heating/cooling system and heard about Solaire Home Comfort through a contractor, who had one of your systems installed in his own home.

  • Bill, Fanklin Township, Bradford County, PA

    When I needed emergency help, Solaire had a quick response. Always courteous and pleasant and dependable. Recommend highly! I've told others.

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    Solaire Home Comfort has always resolved any problem that I've had. Your tech is very thorough. He kept me informed thorough the whole process. I'm happy with your company.

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    You've been a good company all these years. Very reliable. Great service. Your tech did a great job. He showed respect. I enjoyed him being here.

  • Jerry, Williamsport

    I've had very prompt and satisfactory service [from Solaire Home Comfort].