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Heat Pumps

Grand Forks/Fargo area, residents have been looking to Ambient Heating & Cooling to install and service their heat pumps for years, now. We'd like to earn your trust, too.

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Brands we carry: WaterFurnace, Mitsubishi, Payne

We're a heating and cooling contractor who’s expertise is installing and servicing hvac systems right here in the Grand Forks/Fargo area.
Residents trust us for ...

  • our professional, knowledgeable staff
  • our proficient installation and service capabilities
  • the planning assistance and advice we offer - to help customers maximize the potential in their installations
  • satisfaction guaranteed on every heat pump heating and cooling system

If you've been considering installing a heat pump, contact Ambient Heating & Cooling today, your first-choice HVAC contractor

Conventional/Air Source Heat Pump

A heat pump, as part of a central heating and cooling system, uses the outside air to both heat a home in winter and cool it in summer.


Technically, a heat pump is a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system that can be reversed to either heat or cool a controlled space. Installation for this type of system typically consists of two parts: an indoor unit called an air handler and an outdoor unit similar to a central air conditioner, but referred to as a heat pump. A compressor circulates refrigerant that absorbs and releases heat as it travels between the indoor and outdoor units.


Think of a heat pump as a heat transporter constantly moving warm air from one place to another, to where its needed or not needed, depending on the season. Even in air that's seems too cold, heat energy is present. When it's cold outside a heat pump extracts this outside heat and transfers it inside. When it’s warm outside, it reverses directions and acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from your home.

Refrigerators and air conditioners are both examples of heat pumps operating only in the cooling mode. A refrigerator is essentially an insulated box with a heat pump system connected to it. The evaporator coil is located inside the box, usually in the freezer compartment. Heat is absorbed from this location and transferred outside, usually behind or underneath the unit where the condenser coil is located. Similarly, an air conditioner transfers heat from inside a house to the outdoors.

One advantage of a heat pump is that it moves heat instead of generating heat, giving you more energy efficiency. Also, it is powered by electricity, so you can save substantially on fuel consumption.

Note that heat pumps are best for moderate climates, and a supplemental heating source may be needed for lower temperatures.

In this Example (on the left):

1. The flame heats up the water.
2. The hot water is pumped to the radiator. 
3. The fan forces the Cold Air over the Hot Radiator and the air becomes hot. 
4.The water becomes cold because the heat has been transferred from the water to the air.  The cold water is then pumped back to water tank- where it is heated up again (Step 1).

Notice in this example that the flame generates the heat.  We transfer that heat to the air using a medium (in this case the water) pumped through a radiator.  Pumped heat- a heat pump!

The real heat pump doesn't differ that much from this simple example- we just replace the water with a refrigerant (such as Freon) and replace the water pump with a compressor.

Ground Source Heat Pump

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

No matter what climate you live in, the temperature throughout the year varies. For some climates that means blazing summers that cool to frigid winters. What many people don't realize is that the temperature below ground (regardless of climate or season) stays fairly consistent all year. 

The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs 47% of the suns energy (heat) as it hits the Earth's surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an earth loop. This technology is then used to provide your home or office with central heating and cooling. 

Geothermal Heating 
During the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground. As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air. The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating. 

Geothermal Cooling 
In the cooling mode, the heating process is reversed - creating cool, conditioned air throughout the home. Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is extracted from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank.

Visit Ambient Geothermal or Call Us Today at 701-757-1294 for more information on geothermal!

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Air Conditioners
Air Handlers & Coils
Ductless Systems
Heat Pumps

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Contractors as well as business owners choose Ambient Heating & Cooling for commercial HVAC installation because our highly trained professionals  install quality systems to our customers satisfaction.

Let us outfit your commercial or residential building with the most efficient and environmentally friendly source of heating and cooling available today. Ambient Geothermal has been an industry leader for years.

With our well-known customer support and exceptional quality work, Ambient Heating & Cooling is the ideal resource for your home HVAC needs.

Contact us today with any heating and cooling questions you may have. Ambient Heating & Cooling provides prompt, reliable, quality heating and cooling service and installations in the Grand Forks - Fargo area. 701-757-1294



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