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August 25, 2021

Summer seems to have flown by here in Virginia, and in the Hampton Roads area, temperatures are already starting to drop. As cooler weather settles in, you may be thinking about how you’ll keep your home warm this winter and wondering whether it’s time to install a heat pump or ductless mini split. 

Heat pumps can make a big difference in your home comfort and lead to lower energy bills, making them a great addition to your home’s HVAC system. But if home heating is on your mind already, chances are your neighbors are thinking about it too, and you should act fast if you want to beat the rush and get your heat pump installation scheduled before appointments book up. 

What Is a Heat Pump? 

A heat pump is a type of electric heating and cooling system that works by transferring heat from one place to another. In the summer, heat pumps actively remove heat from the air inside your home to keep your family cool. In the winter, they work in reverse, extracting heat from the air outside and transferring it into your home. This may seem impossible during the cold winter months, but there are always trace amounts of heat present in the air, and heat pumps are able to make use of those tiny amounts of heat to keep your home warm no matter how cold it gets outside. 

What Are the Benefits of a Heat Pump? 

Whether your heating system is on its way out and needs to be replaced or you’re looking for a more energy efficient alternative to your aging furnace or boiler, an electric heat pump is a great option. The benefits of installing a heat pump in your Virginia home include: 

  • Heating and air conditioning in one system 

  • Improved comfort all year long 

  • Better energy efficiency

  • Lower energy costs 

  • May qualify for financing and rebates 

Mini split heat pump systems have the added benefit of operating without ductwork, which makes them easier and more affordable to install than other types of HVAC equipment. Ductless mini split heat pumps can also be used as a supplement to your existing HVAC system, allowing you to add heating and cooling to rooms that your ducts don’t quite reach, like a finished basement or a sunroom. 

Schedule Heat Pump Installation Before It’s Too Late!

Winter will be here before you know it! Make sure your Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Norfolk home’s heating system is ready by scheduling heat pump installation with the heating, cooling, and ventilation experts at Russell’s today. We make HVAC upgrades easy for Virginia homeowners and are here to prepare your home for cooler weather so you can stay comfortable and keep your family warm this winter.

Stay warm this winter! Schedule heat pump installation today. Call (VA) 757-995-2807 / (NC) 252-489-4431 or contact us to learn more. 

Is your home ready for winter?

Schedule heat pump installation today! 

(VA) 757-995-2807 / (NC) 252-489-4431

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Regular annual maintenance keeps your system operating at peak efficiency. Experience has shown that a system that runs well keeps your utility costs in line — in fact, independent 3rd party research shows that you can save over $30 per month on utility bills.


Just like your annual physical at the doctor’s office keeps you healthy, an annual tune-up or safety and efficiency check on your heating and cooling systems can keep your home working smoothly.

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  • I can't complement your team enough on the wonderful job done with regard to the installation of the new system in our home. More specifically, we want to recognize the outstanding efforts of: Roberto-- the initial visit and diagnosis of the problem.

    Dan & Connie, Virginia Beach
  • I recently had your team install a new gas package unit including all new duct work at my house in Chesapeake. I had a split system that had undersized ducting which was removed by your installers.

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  • Everything went great! This is the second big project we've had done through Russell's and we couldn't be more happy! We had the most dedicated, polite, and respectful crew! The team consisted of Elliot, Chase and Sean. Sean was here for the removal process on day one, and did awesome!

    J. Luhan, VA Beach
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    T. Johnson, VA Beach
  • Thank you for running a top notch company and sending over to us two excellent folks Terry and Shawn. They did an awesome job putting in our new furnace system. Also thank you for Donald and Nate who did a superb job as well. Please reward these guys with some sort of commendations or rewards....

  • ...folks need to know how wonderful working with Russell's Heating & Air Conditioning is. They were very professional all the way thru the process of getting our unit installed down to the payment plan. I have been telling our neighbors and my co-workers about the experience.

    Pamela F., Chesapeake, VA
  • Every moment from the time an appointment was set up until the day the work was completed was a pleasure. Every employee was a delight to work with. The proof that the product was great came when the electric bills started coming in the airconditioning season.

    Douglas P., VA Beach
  • I am extremely satisfied with both the Lennox unit I purchased and the employees of Russell's. Even with poor window and door quality in this overly tired house, I am actually cooled off sufficiently enough to call it chilly.

    Robin W., Chesapeake, VA
  • Over the years I have gained the utmost trust in my service technician Corey Lesko's knowledge and work ethic while servicing my system.

  • I am writing this letter to commend your company on a great job! We were very pleased with how the company performed in every area...the installers did an impeccable job. They were very knowledgeable, efficient, and hard workers—staying focused to the task in the extreme heat.

    Pastor Larry E. O'Brien, Churchland Assembly of God
  • A year ago, I contracted with Russell's to tune up and clean the heating and cooling system. How impressively your specialist cleaned my system...he also found a defective automatic (programmable) thermostat. Quite quickly, he replaced my automatic thermostat. The results?

    R. Snider, Norfolk, VA
  • You recently installed a new Trane unit for us. We want you to know we are completely satisfied. The outside unit is now a hum versus the roar of the old one...we also want to recognize the installer...we cannot overstate what we think of his workmanship.

    K. Hawkins, Portsmouth, VA
  • Great and prompt service – as usual. Everything from ordering the a/c unit to installation went smoothly. Thanks for everything.

    B. Fenstermaker, VA Beach
  • Everyone was very nice. I felt well informed about my purchase. Your staff is great! I don't usually return opinion forms, but you need to know you have a staff you can be proud of!

    V. Horn, Chesapeake, VA
  • You have a new customer for life and I will definitely tell all my friends about your prompt, courteous service, your knowledgeable technicians, and your very reasonable prices. Thank you very much Russell's. You warmed much more than just my heart!

    G. Knoop, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your company was very responsive to my needs. The quality of your work was extremely high.

    Ms. Bright, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your workers actually made this total replacement project an enjoyable learning experience...they were always willing to stop and answer any questions. Their pleasant and cooperative attitudes cannot be praised enough!

    J. Wellons, Portsmouth, VA
  • Very pleased with both the price and service. The installation went off without a hitch and everything exceeded our expectations. When finished, the work areas, including the attic, were so clean you couldn't tell anything had been done.

    T. Marsh, VA Beach
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    H. Turbeville, Chesapeake, VA