Heat Pump Installation

High-Quality Heat Pump Installation in Indianapolis, IN and Marion County

In Central Indiana, the buzz around heat pumps is growing, and you might be wondering what all the talk is about. If you’re curious about these systems and how they could be a fit for your home, you’re in the right place. At Honest Abe’s Heating and Cooling, we’re here to answer all your questions about heat pumps and demonstrate why they could be an ideal choice for you.

Understanding the benefits of a heat pump is the first step in recognizing its value. As your local experts, we’re thrilled to offer top-notch heat pump installation services in Indianapolis, Indiana,
and its surrounding communities. Our approach combines deep industry knowledge with access to some of the best heating and cooling equipment available today.

Call today for heat pump installation in Indianapolis, IN!

What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is an innovative solution for regulating the temperature in your home throughout the year. This versatile system sets itself apart from traditional heating and cooling methods like furnaces and air conditioners. Instead of creating heat or cold, heat pumps work by transferring heat.

During winter, they pull heat from the outdoor air to warm your home. Conversely, in the summer months, they operate in reverse, removing heat from your home to cool it down. This method of heat transfer, rather than heat generation, makes heat pumps an exceptionally energy-efficient choice for home climate control.

When it comes to heat pumps, there’s a variety to choose from, each offering unique benefits to fit different needs.

Air-Source Heat Pumps
The most commonly used type, air-source heat pumps, work by transferring heat between your home and the outdoor air. They are known for their efficiency in both heating and cooling modes and are particularly effective in moderate climates.

Ground-Source Heat Pumps
Also known as geothermal heat pumps, these tap into the earth’s constant underground temperature to heat and cool your home. They are incredibly eco-friendly and efficient, particularly suitable for areas with more extreme temperatures, as they leverage the insulating properties of the ground.

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps
Ideal for homes without existing ductwork or for adding heating and cooling to new additions or specific rooms, ductless mini-splits offer a flexible solution. They allow for individual temperature control in different areas of your home, leading to increased comfort and potential energy savings.

Absorption Heat Pumps
A less common but highly efficient type, absorption heat pumps are typically powered by natural gas, solar-heated water, or geothermally heated water instead of electricity. They are an excellent choice for larger homes and can offer significant energy savings.

At Honest Abe’s Heating and Cooling, we don’t just supply heat pumps; we provide solutions tailored to your unique needs. We consider factors like your home’s size, your local climate, and your energy efficiency goals to help you choose the best type of heat pump.

What Are the Different Kinds of Heat Pumps?

How a Heat Pump is Installed

Installing a heat pump is a detailed process that requires technical know-how and precision.
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how a typical heat pump installation is carried out:

  1. Initial Assessment and Planning: Before a heat pump installation begins, our certified HVAC technicians will conduct an assessment of your home. This includes evaluating
    the size of the space, existing heating/cooling systems, and ductwork (if applicable). The technician will also determine the best location for the indoor and outdoor units of the heat pump.

    2. Preparing the Installation Site: For the outdoor unit, a stable, level surface is prepared. This might involve constructing a concrete pad or using a pre-made pad to ensure the unit remains stable.

    3. Installing the Outdoor Unit: The outdoor unit, which is the heat pump itself, is placed on the prepared pad. It’s important that the unit is positioned away from any obstructions and in a location that allows for efficient air flow.

    4. Setting Up the Indoor Unit: The indoor unit, which could be an air handler or a ductless unit, is installed inside the home. In ductless systems, this is often mounted on a wall. For systems connected to ductwork, the unit is typically installed in a basement, attic, or utility closet.
    5. Connecting Refrigerant Lines: Copper refrigerant lines are run between the outdoor and indoor units. These lines are what allow the refrigerant to circulate and transfer heat between the inside and outside of your home.

    6. Electrical Connections and Ductwork: Electrical connections are made to power the units. This includes wiring the indoor unit to the outdoor unit and connecting both to your home’s electrical system.
    7. Testing the System: Once everything is connected, the system is thoroughly tested. This includes checking the refrigerant levels, ensuring all electrical connections are secure, and verifying that the heat pump is effectively heating and cooling. The technician will also check for any refrigerant leaks and ensure the system operates quietly and efficiently.

    8. Final Walkthrough: The installation concludes with a walkthrough where the technician explains how to operate the new heat pump, including thermostat settings and basic maintenance tips. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions and understand the features and functionality of your new system.

    Professional installation is key to ensuring your heat pump works efficiently and lasts longer. When installed correctly, your heat pump will operate at its best, keeping your home comfortable and saving you energy

Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump

Choosing a heat pump installation in your Indiana home brings a wealth of benefits that go beyond basic heating and cooling.

  • Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings: Unlike traditional HVAC systems that generate heat, heat pumps simply move heat in or out of your home, requiring less energy. This efficiency can translate into substantial savings on your utility bills, particularly over the long term.
    Dual Functionality: Heat pumps serve as a two-in-one solution, providing both heating and cooling. This dual functionality means you don’t need separate systems for different seasons, saving space and reducing installation costs.
    Improved Indoor Air Quality: Heat pumps are effective at maintaining consistent and comfortable indoor temperatures, but they also contribute to improved air quality. They are equipped with filters that reduce dust, allergens, and other particulates, ensuring cleaner air circulation within your home.
    Quiet Operation and Enhanced Comfort: Modern heat pumps are designed for quiet operation, minimizing the noise often associated with traditional heating and cooling systems.

How Much Does it Cost to Install a Heat Pump System?

The cost of installing a heat pump system varies depending on factors like the type of heat pump and the specifics of your home. Generally, prices range from a few thousand dollars on up. While the initial outlay can be substantial, the investment is offset by the long-term energy cost savings. To help make this investment more manageable, Honest Abe’s offers financing options with approved credit through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and TURNS Financing Services.

Proactive Maintenance for Your New Heat Pump


Once you’ve invested in a heat pump, it’s important to keep it well-maintained. You can do some basic maintenance yourself, like keeping the area around the unit clear and regularly changing filters. However, regular professional maintenance is crucial for ensuring the system runs efficiently.

Honest Abe’s offers maintenance plans that provide peace of mind, convenience, and savings. For just $15 per month or $180 annually, our plan includes regular system check-ups, repair discounts, priority service, and more.


Contact Us for Your Heat Pump Installation

Ready to enjoy the benefits of a heat pump in your home? Contact Honest Abe’s today for heat pump installation in Indianapolis, IN, and the surrounding areas. With our expertise and commitment to quality service, your home’s comfort is in experienced hands.

What Our Customers Say

I can not say enough good things about Honest Abe’s! I’ve had baseboard heat for over six years. When it came time to replace the baseboards with a furnace, I researched like crazy and got several different quotes. Honest Abe’s gave me the best price, came out in a timely manner, and had it all completed in no time. I thought this was going to be a huge pain in the neck project and it was far from that! My house is so warm and cozy! Honest Abe’s received a customer for life! Hands down the best HVAC company I’ve ever dealt with!

-Kaitlin Vanrheenen Strauch

Schedule an Appointment Today

Thank you for considering Honest Abe’s. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service, honesty, and integrity. Don’t wait until extreme temperatures leave you uncomfortable in your own home or business. Schedule service with us today and experience the comfort, reliability, and peace of mind that Honest Abe’s can offer. Our certified technicians are ready to handle all your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs.