Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a great solution if you’re looking for ways to reduce your heating and cooling costs and lower your impact on the environment. These low-maintenance systems act as efficient all-in-one ACs and heaters. Aspen Aire installs and repairs heat pumps for homeowners in Des Moines, Ankeny and all of central Iowa.

What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a complete air conditioning and heating system in one that keeps you comfortable through every season.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Heat pumps work by moving heat from one place to another. Depending on the type, this could mean pumping warm air from inside a building to the outside air or pulling heat from the ground and into the building.

Cooling Mode
In the summer, a heat pump works like an air conditioner by extracting heat from the air inside the home and transferring to the air outside.

Heating Mode
During the winter, there’s still some heat in the outside air even when it feels cold to us. A heat pump pulls this heat out of the air and moves it inside. In mild climates, the outside air may provide enough heat to keep a house warm all winter. In Iowa and other middle and northern U.S. states, supplemental heat may be required on extremely cold days. In these cases, an electric heater provides heat. Heat pumps are so efficient that this process generates 2 or 3 times more heat than the electricity it uses.

Types of Heat Pumps

Standard or Air Source Heat Pumps
Standard heat pumps transfer heat to and from the outside air. They use the same refrigerant as air conditioners for this process. 

Geothermal or Ground Source Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps transfer heat to and from the ground, below the frost line.
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Benefits of Heat Pumps

  • Use 20-60% less energy
  • Federal tax credits and rebates available
  • Virtually no carbon emissions
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Low operating cost
  • Heat and cool evenly
  • Use one system for both heating and air conditioning

Heat Pumps We Carry

Just like furnaces and air conditioners, heat pumps vary in efficiency. To compare different models, check their HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) and SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings.

Carrier Comfort™ Series Heat Pumps

  • Energy-Efficient Heat Pump
  • Up to 15.0 SEER
  • Up to 9.0 HSPF

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Carrier Infinity Series Heat Pump

  • Extra-Efficient Heat Pump
  • Two-Stage
  • Up to 19.0 SEER
  • Up to 9.5 HSPF

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Carrier Infinity 20 Heat Pump with Greenspeed Intelligence

  • Ultra-High Efficiency Heat Pump
  • Variable-Speed
  • Up to 20.0 SEER
  • Up to 13.0 HSPF

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View the Carrier Geothermal Product Selection Guide



by Russell Holmes - 6/29/2017

I had my air conditioning go out during a VERY hot day in June, 2017. I called three places (all recommended). Aspen Aire called me back right away (much appreciated) and had a technician out within 2 or 3 hours. I was amazed as it was an extremely hot day and assumed they would be really busy (and they were).

(Oh - the other two places? One never called me back and the other called me a week later with apologizes - heh!)

After installing a new fan in my condenser unit, it was determined that was not the problem. Given that the unit was 20 years old I opted to replace it as well as the 20-year old furnace. They did not try to talk me into doing that but gave me options - I decided to go with a new AC and furnace unit combination. They did tell me my AC and furnace were probably on borrowed time but, again, they did not push me to replace them.

Long story short, within a few days they had replaced the air conditioning unit and furnace with two really nice units that have long, transferable warranties.

The men were very professional, extremely clean, most polite and a pleasure to have in and around my house.

If you are need of heating and cooling services, you will never find a better company than Aspen Aire. I do not say things just to be nice. In fact I am a rather hard customer to please (truth be told!). But my experience with Aspen Aire was beyond my highest expectations.

On one hand it was unfortunate when my air went out on a 90 plus degree day. On the other hand it turned out to be a good thing since my experience with this company was so good.

Testimonial provided by desmoinesheatingandair.com

by Russell Holmes - 6/29/2017

Des Moines, Iowa


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