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 Heat Pumps

At Columbia NW Heating and Air Conditioning, we have been serving the Portland area since 1989. We have worked with most makes and models of heat pumps throughout these years––repairing them, maintaining them, installing them.

Rest assured when we say we are the right team for you if you need help with your heat pump or you would like one installed. We are proud of keeping our customers comfortable in their homes. Your satisfaction is our top priority when we do a job for you, regardless the size of it. Know when you call us about heat pumps, you are calling the best.

Heat Pumps Are Different

From year to year here in Oregon, heat pumps are gaining in popularity But even with their growing popularity, you may not know how they are different from a more conventional heating and cooling system.

Instead of creating their own heat like more traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, heat pumps simply use the energy already there. They transfer the heat from one location to another.

If the inside temperature of your home is too cool, your heat pump extracts the heat from outdoors and transfers it indoors to be used to heat your home. The same holds true when your home is too hot indoors. Your heat pump extracts your indoor heat and transfers it to the outside, leaving your indoors cool and comfortable.

This heat transferring is accomplished with coils. Depending on your type of heat pump, it extracts energy from either the air, water, or ground. Your heat pump does not burn any fossil fuel to heat and cool your home as more traditional systems do. This makes it highly environmentally friendly as well as extremely energy efficient.

Why You Want a Heat Pump

Heat pumps have advantages over other more traditional heating and cooling systems, which can make them a very attractive option. An important advantage of a heat pump is its environmentally friendly attribute, as it runs cleanly without using fossil fuel. No gases or fumes. It uses electricity, making it a cleaner source of energy. It creates one-and-a-half to three times more energy than it uses.

Another heat pump advantage is its all-in-one design. It can both heat and cool your home, making it convenient and cost-effective. There are no extra components or elements to install.

Yet another advantage of a heat pump is its safety. Since it runs on electricity, no risks exist for carbon-monoxide poisoning or gas explosions.


When we at Columbia NW install a new heat pump in your home, we often utilize CheckMe!®—a computerized diagnostic, verification, and quality-assurance system to detect and correct incorrect refrigerant level, low airflow, and duct system air leakage. Throughout its years of use by certified professionals like ours, CheckMe! now also identifies underperforming heat pumps.

Our professionals will sometimes employ CheckMe! while we are on the job for you and receive a diagnostic result instantly from CheckMe!. We are able to immediately address the issue and return your heat pump to its normal operations.

Call Us for All Your Heat Pump Needs

If you are considering a heat pump in your Portland, OR, home, give our knowledgeable and experienced Columbia NW team a call at 503.543.3624 or request service online to discuss what would work best in your home. Or if your current heat pump needs service or regular maintenance, we can help you with that as well. Give us a call today.

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Heat Pump Installation in Beaverton, OR 97007

“I picked Columbia NW to do HVAC replacement at our house in Oct'2023 due to competitive pricing, good reviews and above all the inputs provided by sales consultant Dan Schillereff. Even though I worked with him after 9 months of initial quote he was kind enough to honor it. I had an auxillary gas furnace and heat pump combination installed by Columbia NW Heating and was pleased with the overall service. I was particularly impressed by the work of KC Werner and the other gentleman in the installation team, addressing all of my requests and performing a quality job. Even though the location of heat pump was not a convenient one, Dan with KC and the third person were able to lift the whole unit & place it where it needed to be.
Columbia NW was fantastic to work with. I highly recommend them and I will be using them to replace our other system next year.” – Vijay D.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Hillsboro, OR 97123

“While performing routine service on a Trane heat pump, Nick demonstrated he is a professional, hard working and pays attention to details, along with being a pleasant person to have in one's home.
Having been a Columbia NW customer for 5+ years, time and again they have proven to be professionals providing quality work.
Thank you Columbia NW!”

– Stan S.

Columbia NW proudly provides HVAC service to Beaverton, Columbia City, Cornelius, Forestgrove, Hillsboro, Portland, Scappoose, St. Helens, Tigard, Warren, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 503.543.3624, or request service online today.