Heat Pumps

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Comfort All Year Long

Getting Heat Out of Thin Air

Heat pumps function by transferring the heat energy in air from one place to another. By moving (instead of generating) heat, a heat pump is very efficient, producing between 3 to 10 times more energy than it consumes.

Even when temperatures feel cold, heat energy is present. In winter, a heat pump extracts heat from the outside air, compresses it to a higher temperature and then delivers it to your home. In summer, it reverses directions, acts like an air conditioner, and removes heat from your home.

A heat pump can be added to an existing gas, electric or oil furnace. With a built-in heat source, a heat pump can replace a furnace.

Heat pumps come in two configurations:

  • A central heat pump, which uses existing ductwork to deliver heat to the whole building.
  • A ductless heat pump for homes and other buildings without existing ductwork. A ductless system can heat a specific zone or a whole building.

AAA Northgate offers Carrier heat pump packages.

Replacing Your Air Source Heat Pump

A heat pump is rated in three ways:

  1. Coefficient of Performance (COP): How many units of energy the heat pump provides for every one unit it uses to extract heat.
  2. Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF): The efficiency rating over the heating season.
  3. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Factor (SEER): The efficiency rating over the cooling season.

The higher the COP, the HSPF, or the SEER ratings, the more efficient the heat pump. In Central Illinois, ENERGY STAR® rated heat pumps must have an HSPF of 8.2 or greater and a SEER of 14.5 or greater.

If you have an existing heat pump and rely on it for your heating needs, you might consider a new unit with higher operating efficiency in cold temperatures. Most heat pumps installed prior to 2010 had to be oversized to provide 100 percent of the space heating needs.

The new generation of heat pumps are much more efficient. They use variable capacity compressors with ‘inverter’ technology, more efficient blowers and motors and smart controls to provide heat more efficiently.

Investing in A Heat Pump For Your Central Illinois Property

AAA Northgate is a proud Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. We install the full line of Carrier heat pump systems. Our technicians are highly trained to correctly size and install these excellent products. Every heat pump we install is guaranteed to provide you with reliable, energy-efficient home comfort.

We offer new replacement air source heat pump systems of all sizes, from single-family homes to multi-family buildings throughout Central Illinois. We know the challenge of budgeting for such large and crucial expense, that’s why we offer financing on all of our products.


Contact us today with your questions about a new or replacement heat pump for your Peoria-area building!



When your furnace starts to act up, you will likely need a repair. However, sometimes the repair costs the same amount as a replacement, so replacing the furnace may be a better option. Our experienced heating specialists can evaluate your furnace to determine what’s wrong and what needs to be repaired. If they think a replacement might be more cost-effective, they’ll let you know.


Staying on top of maintenance and repairs can extend the lifespan of your furnace. If you have a furnace that always needs repairs, our heating specialists can evaluate the problem to see if it’s an indicator of a larger issue. Also, regular maintenance will keep your furnace clean and efficient and may prevent repairs from being needed at all!


One of the most prominent signs your furnace needs repairing is when it’s not giving you the warm air you need. If your furnace isn’t blowing warm air, you may need to repair or replace your air filters, circuit breaker, heating unit, or thermostat. Loud noises like whistling, rattling, banging, and squeaking are abnormal and should be addressed. If your system is frequently cycling on and off on its own, you could have an airflow problem. On the other hand, if your system is continuously running, your unit may not be running as efficiently as it could be.


If something’s happened with your unit that requires immediate attention, please reach out to us! We understand that accidents and emergencies happen, and our staff can handle it. We have 45 trucks in our fleet and 30 specialists servicing our communities, so if you need something looked at right away, we are there for you. If we can’t get someone to your home within 24 hours, we’ll at least give you the advice and information you need to get by in the meantime.

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