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Heat Pump Installers in Albuquerque

Installing a new heat pump or mini-split in your New Mexico home?

Heat pumps and mini-splits have gained a lot of publicity over the last few years, maybe you have questions on whether a heat pump is right for you. At Signature, we will happily answer all of your questions with a free in-home estimate. We have been installing heat pumps in New Mexico for over 7 years and are very familiar with the pros, cons, and how to design a system that is optimal for you, your home, and your family

What are Heat Pumps

A heat pump is a versatile HVAC system that serves dual purposes: heating and cooling. Unlike traditional heating systems that generate heat by burning fuel, a heat pump transfers heat from one place to another, utilizing electricity as its power source.

During colder months, the heat pump extracts heat from the outside air or ground and transfers it indoors to warm up your home. Even when outdoor temperatures are low, there is still heat energy available for the heat pump to capture. This process is highly energy-efficient, as it doesn’t rely on burning fuel to create heat.

Should You Install a Heat Pump System in New Mexico?

That depends on your preferences. We will discuss some important things you should know about installing a heat pump or mini-split on this page. Additionally, we provide free in-home estimates where we can delve into any of your questions about heat pumps/mini-splits in general, and anything that relates to having one of these systems installed or operating at your home.

Not all homeowners have the space required for ductwork installation when adding heating and cooling to their home.

If you are looking for a solution to convert from swamp coolers to AC but have no ductwork and don’t want any or have the space for any in your home, a ductless mini-split, which is a heat pump, can be a great option. Additionally, to heat and cool single rooms like an enclosed porch, converted garage, or an addition, mini-splits can be a great option

What you need to know about installing a heat pump HVAC system in New Mexico

Are you considering installing a heat pump HVAC system in your New Mexico home? With the extreme temperatures in the state, it’s important to have a reliable and efficient climate control system. A heat pump HVAC system can provide both heating and cooling, making it a popular choice for homeowners in New Mexico. On this page, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about installing a heat pump HVAC system in New Mexico.

What is a Heat Pump HVAC System?

A heat pump HVAC system is a type of heating and cooling system that uses a heat exchange process to transfer heat from one location to another. It works by extracting heat from the air outside and transferring it inside to heat your home. In the summer, the process is reversed, and the heat pump removes heat from inside your home and transfers it outside, providing cooling.

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What is a Ductless Mini Split System?

A Ductless Split System can be one of the less expensive options to add cooling and heating to a home or room when adding ductwork is too expensive or impossible. Ductless systems use an outdoor compressor unit just like an AC but they don’t use ductwork.

They are mounted directly on the wall in the room you are wanting to heat and cool.

Benefits of a Ductless Mini Split System

The main benefit of installing a Ductless System is the ability to control temperatures in individual rooms of your home. Each zone (air handler) has its own thermostat allowing you to cool or heat a room only when it’s occupied. Saving you money on energy bills!!

Energy Efficient

Easy Installation

Adjust Individual Temperature In Every Room

Improved Air Quality

No longer will it be necessary to install those clunky window air conditioners that will cost you more in energy bills just to cool one room. Call Signature Heating, Cooling & Plumbing now and ask about our special offers on new installations.

Ductless Mini Split System Repair and Maintenance

Is your Ductless System in need of service repair or preventative maintenance? If your Ductless System is giving you problems, call us anytime day or night. Signature Heating, Cooling & Plumbing & Electrical is here to help with Emergency Services available to all our Albuquerque and surrounding area customers.

If you’re in need of preventative maintenance to ensure longevity of your unit call our office at your convenience and schedule with our dispatch a date and time of your liking.

Ductless Mini Split System Repair and Maintenance

Is your Ductless System in need of service repair or preventative maintenance? If your Ductless System is giving you problems, call us anytime day or night. Signature Heating, Cooling & Plumbing & Electrical is here to help with Emergency Services available to all our Albuquerque and surrounding area customers.

If you’re in need of preventative maintenance to ensure longevity of your unit call our office at your convenience and schedule with our dispatch a date and time of your liking.

Benefits of a Heat Pump or Mini-split HVAC System in New Mexico

There are several benefits to installing a heat pump HVAC system in your New Mexico home, including:

Dual Functionality

As mentioned, a heat pump HVAC system can provide both heating and cooling, making it a versatile and convenient option for homeowners.

Improved Air Quality

Heat pumps use filters to remove dust, allergens, and other pollutants from the air, resulting in improved air quality in your home.

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Factors to Consider Before Installing a Heat Pump HVAC System

Before installing a heat pump HVAC system in your New Mexico home, there are a few factors you should consider.


While heat pumps are suitable for most climates, they are most efficient in moderate climates. New Mexico has a dry, desert climate, making it an ideal location for a heat pump HVAC system.

Size of Your Home

The size of your home will determine the size and capacity of the heat pump you need. A Signature Comfort advisor can help you determine the right size for your home.

Existing Ductwork

If your home already has ductwork, it can be used for a heat pump HVAC system. However, if your home doesn't have ductwork, we’ll need to install it, unless you are looking at mini-splits which don’t require ductwork.


The cost of installing a heat pump HVAC system can vary depending on factors such as the size of your home, your preferences, the type of heat pump, the brand or equipment, and any additional installation requirements. Signature provides multiple options for you to choose from.

Types of Heat Pump HVAC Systems

There are three main types of heat pump HVAC systems: air-source, ground-source, and ductless mini-split.

Air-Source Heat Pump

An air-source heat pump is the most common type of heat pump HVAC system. It works by extracting heat from the air outside and transferring it inside. It's a cost-effective option and is suitable for most homes in New Mexico.

Ground-Source Heat Pump

A ground-source heat pump, also known as a geothermal heat pump, uses the constant temperature of the ground to heat and cool your home. It's a more expensive option, but it's also more energy-efficient and can provide significant cost savings in the long run. Although these can be great systems, they require a good amount of land and Signature does not install them.

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump

A ductless mini-split heat pump is a good option for homes without existing ductwork. It consists of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that are mounted on the wall. It's a versatile option as each indoor unit can be controlled separately, allowing for zoned heating and cooling.

Installation Process

Installing a heat pump HVAC system is a complex process that can be done by our experienced and professional heat pump installation teams in a day or two. Here’s an overview of the installation process

Step 1: Assessment

The first step in the installation process is to assess your home’s heating and cooling needs. A professional Signature advisor will consider factors such as the size of your home, the climate, and your budget to determine the best heat pump HVAC system for your home.

Step 2: Ductwork Installation

If your home doesn’t have existing ductwork for a split system heat pump and not a mini-split, it will need to be installed. This involves running ducts throughout your home and connecting them to the heat pump. Fortunately, Signature installs ductwork too!

Step 3: Outdoor Unit Installation

The outdoor unit of the heat pump will be installed on a concrete or UV protective pad outside your home. It’s essential to ensure that the unit is level and secure.

Step 4: Indoor Unit Installation

If you’re installing a ductless mini-split heat pump, the indoor units will be mounted on the wall in each room. For other types of heat pumps, the indoor unit will be connected to the ductwork

Step 5: Electrical and Refrigerant Connections

The HVAC technician will make the necessary electrical and refrigerant connections to ensure the heat pump is functioning correctly. Many older homes in the Albuquerque area have dated electrical panels that will not support a new heat pump system. Fortunately, Signature has an in-house electrical contractor who can assess the electrical needs of your home and unit and provide options, including a new electrical panel upgrade done at a discount with the heat pump installation.

Step 6: Testing and Inspection

Once the installation is complete, our experienced installation team will test the heat pump and inspect it to ensure everything is working correctly.

Maintenance and Care

To ensure your heat pump HVAC system continues to function efficiently, it’s essential to perform regular maintenance and care. Here are a few tips

Change the Air Filters Regularly

Change the air filters regularly to ensure proper airflow and improve air quality.

Keep the Outdoor Unit Clean

Keep the outdoor unit free of debris and vegetation to ensure proper airflow.

Schedule Annual Maintenance

Schedule annual maintenance with a professional HVAC technician to check for any issues and perform necessary repairs.

Installing a heat pump HVAC system in your New Mexico home can provide efficient and reliable heating and cooling. By considering factors such as climate, size of your home, and existing ductwork, you can determine the best type of heat pump for your home. Be sure to hire a professional HVAC company who pulls permits and does legally permitted work on every job like Signature.

Schedule a free, in-home estimate with one of our friendly comfort advisors today! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Briony JonesBriony Jones
15:04 10 Jul 24
Due to issues with our compressor, we went without a/c for about six weeks. Richard and Jeff were very helpful in explaining the issues to us and fixing what they could, until eventually the compressor was replaced. We appreciate all their help.
Kit AtencioKit Atencio
14:56 10 Jul 24
Julio JaramilloJulio Jaramillo
23:45 09 Jul 24
Great experienceSuper efficientWould recommend them to anybody!!!Jorge Villarruel is the best and super professional.Jaramillos
Amanda TrujilloAmanda Trujillo
22:25 09 Jul 24
Signature saved me so many headaches and hassles. After being away for 2 weeks, I came home to a water main leak in my front yard. I was losing hundreds of gallons of water. I called 5 different plumbing businesses and all gave me response times of several days to a week. Thomas Valdez at Signature arrived within 2 hours. He was sympathetic and so polite. He let me hover over him and ask questions while he dug into my front yard to find the leak. By the time he was finished digging, he was COVERED in mud from head to toe and kept a smile on his face. He showed me everything and explained the issue and what would be needed to fix the problem. When it got time to do the work, Signature sent Jeromy in to support Thomas and he was also very patient and answered all my questions. The work was done within 5 hours of my initial call (same day) and I didnt get charged crazy "emergency" feesAs far as total costs were concerned, I was extremely surprised and pleased. I was expecting a significantly higher cost based on some internet research and they came in WELL beneath the "average". Signature is now my go-to Plumbing and HVAC company! Thank you Thomas and Jeromy!!
John Pacheco IIJohn Pacheco II
12:50 09 Jul 24
Issac and Raul from Signature were great, helping me with our AC unit finding the problem and taking care of us.
Gayla ReidGayla Reid
13:37 02 Jul 24
My water heater was experiencing problems and I called Signature and they sent Stephen out that same day. He was very pleasant and professional and helpful in explaining things. He got the problem fixed quickly and emailed me later with different estimates on other solutions for later in case I decided to replace my water heater at a later date. All in all a great experience.
Julian AlgarinJulian Algarin
17:43 26 Jun 24
Very awesome service! after calling 20+ places to come evaluate and see what repairs needed done Signature was the only one who got back to us and showed up early to make sure we’re taken cared of through the correct channels, Jeff Lant and his partner Lance Robbins were super informative and made sure we knew everything that was going on and made the best recommendations for us!!! Thank you Signature for helping us!
Really happy with the service signature, heating, cooling and plumbing gave me when installing my new AC unit. The process was very easy and simple. The sales representative Erik was very nice and explained everything clearly. Andy and the rest of the guys that came to install the unit were very nice and professional. They explained everything and made sure everything was working properly before they left. They even hauled away my old swamp cooler and all the trash that I had. I will definitely recommend them to anybody that needs any service or a new AC/ heating unit on their home.
Jack O'NeilJack O'Neil
11:39 02 May 24
Anthony was polite, efficient and knowledgeable. We had an issue with the thermostat and Anthony stayed with it until it was resolved .
Lynn BlackburnLynn Blackburn
23:13 01 May 24
I appreciate the time to review the issue and do appreciate someone of Jeremy's expertise going through the steps to address the concerns. I really think he is a quality employee. He gets a 10 from me.
M MayoM Mayo
21:38 01 May 24
We asked for a Spring tune-up of all our HVAC (three heat pump/compressors and three air handlers), along with explanation of how exactly our system worked, since the house and its systems, particularly the heat pumps, were new to us. Jeff was assigned to work our case and very usefully explained what we had, what it was connected to, how it worked, how to do the routine maintenance, and then proceeded to fix a coolant leak he found during the inspection - coolant dripping at the pipe joint. Some soldering, vacuum pulling, and coolant resupply later, it was fixed. While the repair was unanticipated and expensive (we had been hoping for a clean bill of health), the workmanship was professional, friendly, helpful, and competent. I don't think the outcome could have been dealt with better.
David HartigDavid Hartig
22:17 30 Apr 24
The installation team was very friendly and explained all questions I had while they were doing their part of the job. When finished they did a thorough job of cleaning up after themselves. Andrew did a great job of going over the checklist of all the services provided to finish the job before I signed the closing contract.
Mary MunozMary Munoz
16:13 30 Apr 24
Excellent customer service as always! Awesome technician, prompt, extremely helpful and knowledgeable! Nate McCoy was fantastic and we appreciated the work he did! Love Signature, have used them for three years and always have a Five Star Rating!
MomOf2, dahdulMomOf2, dahdul
06:22 29 Apr 24
Our plumber was Steven! He was so great and patient. The job was supposed to take 30 minutes and ended up being a bigger issue than we suspected. He stayed and fixed it even though he had other calls to tend to. He said he didn’t feel right leaving us hanging without fixing it. He was so nice!
J SkiJ Ski
21:40 26 Apr 24
Nicholas was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, answered all of our questions/concerns and explained everything before we signed the contract. I would recommend and use Signature again. Excellent and trustworthy company, hard to find these days. Neftali and Elijah were excellent workers. They had the knowledge, skill and professionalism we have never experienced before. They were an awesome team of people who work for Signature.
Bonnie MansellBonnie Mansell
21:28 25 Apr 24
Our experience with Signature could not have been better. We scheduled an appointment to have our AC tuned up for summer and took advantage of Signature's April Special we saw advertised on a local TV station. Richard, our service tech, was professional, courteous, and extremely well-trained. We live in a newer over 55+ community in ABQ and we will highly recommend Signature to our neighbors and friends. Thank you for taking such good care of us.
Sarah MastersonSarah Masterson
17:14 26 Mar 24
The two gentlemen who came to install my new HVAC systems were kind and willing to answer any and all questions that I had. They were at my home all day long.The reasons for 4 stars instead of 5 were, they did vacuum most of the debris on the floor from the attic. They missed some bigger chunks around the attic area and the stairs (probably from shoes transferring things out).Also, the thing they had to remove to get the old system out and new one in, was not put back as securely as it was there before. I will have to figure out how to make it more secure (not sure how though).Lastly, as you can see in one of the photos, there is a large scratch/dent in the wall. I’m guessing from the corner of the unit at some point of moving out or putting in.Overall, I appreciate their willingness to stay until the job was done, answering all the questions that I had and trying to put stuff back the way it was. Also, for being knowledgeable about HVAC and being able to install our new one.I would recommend Signature to my friends and family.
Sally PoeSally Poe
21:02 15 Feb 24
Excellent service and explanation of what was needed. Fawad told us about the new thermostat Thanks for good service
CJ GomezCJ Gomez
20:22 15 Feb 24
Called to schedule a discount inspection and decided to sign up for the 2 x yearly inspection package. Service was excellent giving us a run down of potential issue and changed or very dirty filter. Signature is the only service that responded in hours of my call. 👍🏽
Tina WilkirsonTina Wilkirson
16:34 15 Feb 24
Chris Schirmer came out promptly Feb 15th got us up and running. Power on roof unit was not plugged in all the way.
Julia RodriguezJulia Rodriguez
22:39 13 Feb 24
Steven was quick in completing the job & informative.
Linda AmesLinda Ames
16:03 13 Feb 24
Very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Louis MondragonLouis Mondragon
20:06 28 Dec 23
Great experience all around. Professional and personable.
22:16 27 Dec 23
Fawad was great! He was clear in explaining what needed to be done; he was on time; he cleaned up after the job was done. I’m very satisfied with a job well done!
Ian Cox-SfakianosIan Cox-Sfakianos
21:44 27 Dec 23
John and Chris were a huge help! They let me know all that they were doing and weren’t afraid to answer questions.
Joseph ContrerasJoseph Contreras
19:58 27 Dec 23
Very professional, job well done!
Luke LoffelmacherLuke Loffelmacher
19:45 27 Dec 23
Manuel from Signature was absolutely amazing and very pleasant to work with regarding our gas fireplace. Great communication, professional and made a stressful situation better! Well done and highly recommend for Gas Fireplace fixes.
Steve CaseySteve Casey
17:47 16 Dec 23
Prior to hiring Signature, we received four different estimates for replacing our split system heating and cooling units. Our prior system lasted 20 years and covered the needs for central air for a single story, 2000 SF home. So, we wanted to pick components that would meet our needs for the next ten years, with efficient cooling, reasonable heating efficiency, and a company that would warranty their work for as long as reasonable. After comparing cooling units at 17 SEER2, and looking at who would put their guarantees in writing, Signature had the best deals and coverage. Other quotes had a better price, but for less efficient condensers. Nick is great at responding to inquiries and helping to provide technical details.The installation technicians from Signature did a great job. I was able to get very good explanations from all of them any time I had questions. In particular, Oscar and Derrick were very patient, and did an excellent job re-structuring the base of our air intake for the furnace and air handler. When finished, Oscar walked through the final inspection with me, and even though he already tested the systems, he did it again until I was satisfied with the functionality of both heating and cooling (during a very cold day). I am glad that we went with Signature and would happily use them again.Photos show the old equipment and the newly installed equipment with compliant plumbing and electrical connections. The heater has been working great and has warmed the house much quicker than the older unit. We're looking forward to the efficiency benefits from the new cooler in the summer.
Lisa StaffordLisa Stafford
23:24 15 Nov 23
I was extremely impressed with the efficiency and how fast they came out. To fix my heater, I hadn't pneumonia. And they took that to heart and they were literally here in 38 minutes. They had to order the part but he had bypassed a piece. So I was able to have heat until the correct part did come in very. Good young man and just excellent work. I would recommend this heating and plumbing company to anyone, and all just an amazing company and an outstanding employee. In my opinion, he is an asset to this company. Thank you, Lisa Stafford.
Gibert GGibert G
19:25 27 Sep 23
Started with George customer care rep visit for quote, then a Team visit on the day of installation with Chris, the electrician manager, his electrician who did the electrical work, Elijah and Neftali the installers and owner to go over installation plan. Install and clean up when great. Joseph, the electrician his work was great. We are now able to use our Sunroom all year round. Thank you Signature
Andrea L TembreullAndrea L Tembreull
13:07 15 Sep 23
Signature did a great job for us. Apart from some aggressive sales tactics (that person is no longer working there), the experience was good. They responded right away to our concerns (minimal & resolved).Greg, Chris, & especially Oscar worked very hard to ensure the installation went smoothly, & everyone was professional!We would have given a 5-star review if the cost had been better, but we did have two AC units installed that replaced our evaporative coolers. We are enjoying much more even cooling now. 🙂
Johnny BarelaJohnny Barela
23:13 21 Jun 23
From A-to-Z this is the company for me.I hired signature to install refrigerated A/CAnd heating. After meeting with Cody, the consultant and agreeing on going through with installation. Signatures installation crew came over as promised. They were on time and they were outstanding. They were done in one day and cleaned up after themselves. Signatures office follow up is exceptional. They also serviced my water heater by a fellow named Josh and team they were also outstanding. I highly recommend this company. As I write this the temperature is 100° outside and it’s 70° in here. Thank you again signature. From a super satisfied customer Johnny B.
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