Alison Praetz
Alison Praetz
2024-04-19
Alpha Air put a split system into my older style 2nd level apartment in Elwood. A more complicated process than many other properties. They were prompt , thorough & flexible about the upfront deposit. The tradies who installed the unit were respectful, friendly & did a great job. They even sent someone back to the property (at my request) free of charge, to help me set up the WiFi control system. I’d definitely recommend Alpha Air Heating & Cooling.
Steve Hill
Steve Hill
2024-04-14
The whole team at Alpha Air were exceptional to deal with from start to finish. Daniel and the entire installation team were polite, friendly and efficient. They left no mess at all and were a pleasure to deal with, absolutely recommend Alpha Air
Neetha Desineni
Neetha Desineni
2024-04-05
We have just had AlphaAir helping us with a new ducted reverse cycle system for our home- they were such a brilliant team, starting with Matt, Darren, Locky and also Daniel & the other person that helped installing the unit onsite. They were very accommodating despite their busy schedules, had been prompt and professional with answering all questions we have asked in the process. We do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to install/update their heating & cooling systems. Thanks guys :)
Sarah Davis
Sarah Davis
2024-03-20
Couldn’t speak more highly of the team- Matt who organised a last minute install after another company mishap, full explanation and application for for gov rebates which others didn’t, so saving me hundreds. Daniel, Dylan, Matt, amazing service and craftsmanship start to finish. Every step of the install Daniel took the time to show and explain where he would be placing units and made sure I was satisfied. Was professional and cleaned up the site after checking multiple times. Walk through at the conclusion for any questions and showed me his work. I absolutely recommend to anyone looking for heating and cooling. 10 stars.
Daryl Gilbert
Daryl Gilbert
2024-03-19
Alpha Air installed our electric reverse cycle ducted air conditioning and heating system. Alpha is a family run business and provided personal and professional service throughout all stages of the process. Also, their price was competitive and the installation was completed on schedule. I would highly recommend Alpha Air for their expertise, customer service and their friendly and extremely competent staff. Daryl Gilbert
SONIC PLAYGROUND
SONIC PLAYGROUND
2024-03-13
Great service. Highly recommend Alpha Air
Jamie Lechte
Jamie Lechte
2024-03-05
I requested a quote from Alpha a little while back and was told that the installation would be straightforward and a 'good deal'. When i received the quote, i was shocked that the pricing was 60-70%+ or more higher than market value of the units plus a reasonable install fee, so of course I let it go. I was continually contacted to take up the offer, but I ignored. When i initially submitted this review, i was immediately harassed, phone called repeatedly about this feedback, basically telling me / threatening me to remove the feedback. The owner is a charlatan looking to take people for a ride and is also dishonest. Be wary.
Caroline Chang
Caroline Chang
2024-03-01
We had a great experience working with Alpha Air. The team were fast to respond to my enquiry, especially in the middle of summer. They provided competitive quotes/prices both for the installation and our preferred product (Split System Air conditioning unit). Installation was quick and easy to organise.
Tim Cartwright
Tim Cartwright
2024-02-28
Great family company. From our first call re quotes through to installation of heating and cooling, everyone has been great to deal with. Good advice on what we needed, excellent price for work. Really impressed with personal service right through process. Sue & Tim

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Heat Pumps vs. Gas Pumps: Comparing the Two

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When it comes to heating your home, the options are rapidly expanding, making things a little more complicated when you’re trying to figure out what’s best for your space and wallet.

Two popular choices are the installation of heat pumps and gas pumps. As any product does, both have their advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to assess all details carefully and compare them with your property and family’s needs.

So, to help you get started, we’re taking a closer look at these two viable heating options.

First thing’s first: What is a heat pump?

In case you’re not quite in the know, a heat pump is an electrical device that extracts warmth from one place and transfers it to another. During cooler months, these systems extract heat from the outside air or ground and transfer it inside your home to give you that comforting warmth. In the summer, they work in reverse, extracting heat from inside your home and transferring it outside to cool it down.

In contrast, systems that depend on a gas pump are designed to burn natural gases to heat up your space. These pumps then distribute the heat throughout your home.

So, why are heat pumps better than their gas counterparts?

The main reason is efficiency. Heat pumps use electricity to shift warm air from one place to another – far more efficient than burning gas to create heat.According to AGL, heat pumps are more than capable of giving up to 6 to 10 times more energy than they use. That equates to a minimum of 600% more efficiency over gas alternatives.

So, in saying all that, another obvious advantage of heat pumps is that they are more environmentally friendly than gas pumps. Heat-dependent pumps instead rely on electricity to operate, and this source of power can be generated through renewable sources like solar, wind, and hydropower.

Meanwhile, gas is a non-renewable fossil fuel that heavily produces harmful emissions – something we are trying to cut down on as a country.

In addition to being more efficient and environmentally friendly, heat pumps also offer other benefits. For example, they’re capable of offering both heating and cooling in the same unit, making the need for a separate air conditioner obsolete. As an added bonus, they’re also far quieter and need much less maintenance.

The cons of heat pumps

While we’d love to stick to all the positives, it’s crucial to understand that there are always downsides to heat pumps as well. For example, they’re known to be more expensive to install and don’t always operate well in cold temperatures (Melbourne, we’re looking at you). That being said, advances in technology have made heat alternatives more efficient and effective in colder climates than they used to be in previous years.

Okay, so with all that in mind, how do you choose the best option for your household?

Well, the answer depends on a number of factors:

  • The climate you live in
  • The size of your home
  • Your energy needs
  • Your budget.

For example, if you live in a milder climate and have a smaller space to warm up, a heat pump may be a better choice for you. If you live in a colder location and have a larger home, a gas alternative is likely the best option. It’s also important to consider the upfront costs and ongoing maintenance costs of each.

With all that said and done, heat pumps are more efficient and environmentally friendly than gas pumps, but they still have their downfalls, as we’ve explained. While they may not be the best choice for everyone, they are certainly worth considering if you are looking for a new heating system for your home. As always, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional to determine which option is best for your specific situation.

Assessing which type is best for your household’s needs? Get in touch with Alpha Air now for a quote and further advice.

Alison Praetz
Alison Praetz
2024-04-19
Alpha Air put a split system into my older style 2nd level apartment in Elwood. A more complicated process than many other properties. They were prompt , thorough & flexible about the upfront deposit. The tradies who installed the unit were respectful, friendly & did a great job. They even sent someone back to the property (at my request) free of charge, to help me set up the WiFi control system. I’d definitely recommend Alpha Air Heating & Cooling.
Steve Hill
Steve Hill
2024-04-14
The whole team at Alpha Air were exceptional to deal with from start to finish. Daniel and the entire installation team were polite, friendly and efficient. They left no mess at all and were a pleasure to deal with, absolutely recommend Alpha Air
Neetha Desineni
Neetha Desineni
2024-04-05
We have just had AlphaAir helping us with a new ducted reverse cycle system for our home- they were such a brilliant team, starting with Matt, Darren, Locky and also Daniel & the other person that helped installing the unit onsite. They were very accommodating despite their busy schedules, had been prompt and professional with answering all questions we have asked in the process. We do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to install/update their heating & cooling systems. Thanks guys :)
Sarah Davis
Sarah Davis
2024-03-20
Couldn’t speak more highly of the team- Matt who organised a last minute install after another company mishap, full explanation and application for for gov rebates which others didn’t, so saving me hundreds. Daniel, Dylan, Matt, amazing service and craftsmanship start to finish. Every step of the install Daniel took the time to show and explain where he would be placing units and made sure I was satisfied. Was professional and cleaned up the site after checking multiple times. Walk through at the conclusion for any questions and showed me his work. I absolutely recommend to anyone looking for heating and cooling. 10 stars.
Daryl Gilbert
Daryl Gilbert
2024-03-19
Alpha Air installed our electric reverse cycle ducted air conditioning and heating system. Alpha is a family run business and provided personal and professional service throughout all stages of the process. Also, their price was competitive and the installation was completed on schedule. I would highly recommend Alpha Air for their expertise, customer service and their friendly and extremely competent staff. Daryl Gilbert
SONIC PLAYGROUND
SONIC PLAYGROUND
2024-03-13
Great service. Highly recommend Alpha Air
Jamie Lechte
Jamie Lechte
2024-03-05
I requested a quote from Alpha a little while back and was told that the installation would be straightforward and a 'good deal'. When i received the quote, i was shocked that the pricing was 60-70%+ or more higher than market value of the units plus a reasonable install fee, so of course I let it go. I was continually contacted to take up the offer, but I ignored. When i initially submitted this review, i was immediately harassed, phone called repeatedly about this feedback, basically telling me / threatening me to remove the feedback. The owner is a charlatan looking to take people for a ride and is also dishonest. Be wary.
Caroline Chang
Caroline Chang
2024-03-01
We had a great experience working with Alpha Air. The team were fast to respond to my enquiry, especially in the middle of summer. They provided competitive quotes/prices both for the installation and our preferred product (Split System Air conditioning unit). Installation was quick and easy to organise.
Tim Cartwright
Tim Cartwright
2024-02-28
Great family company. From our first call re quotes through to installation of heating and cooling, everyone has been great to deal with. Good advice on what we needed, excellent price for work. Really impressed with personal service right through process. Sue & Tim

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