Scott Brothers Heating & Air is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Fleetwood, NC, and its surrounding area. A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from indoors to outdoors or from outdoors to indoors. For homes with no access to natural gas, heat pumps offer an efficient and reliable solution for heating and cooling.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
In the winter, a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer, the process reverses, and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside like an air conditioner. Heat pumps do this so well that many people in warmer climates exclusively rely on a heat pump for year-round comfort. For those living in colder climates, they use electric-powered heat pumps in conjunction with their gas or oil furnace resulting in lower heating costs.
Heat pumps work with a series of coils drawing energy from air, water, or the ground. In this way, they are very environmentally friendly and are the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps also work extremely efficiently, because they simply transfer heat, rather than burn fuel to create it. This makes them a greener alternative to traditional gas or oil furnaces. Though you may think you’re unfamiliar with them, they traditionally heat swimming pools and hot tubs, so you most likely have come in contact with them and not even known it.
Different Types of Heat Pumps
There are three types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source, and geothermal. As mentioned above, they collect their heat from the air, water, and outside-your-home ground and concentrate it for use. Call Scott Brothers Heating & Air to discuss the basic differences between these types and which one would work best for you and your home.
Are Heat Pumps Expensive?
Installation costs of heat pumps are higher than with a traditional furnace or air conditioner, but the savings over time in annual energy costs make up for the difference in five to ten years. Performing proper operation and maintenance of your heat pump will also save you money, as you’ll use less energy, thus resulting in less cost. Be sure to ask your HVAC professional for the proper thermostat setting and the indoor pump’s fan operation. Not following the recommended guidelines can inhibit the maximized running of the pump and can degrade the unit itself. Regular maintenance can prevent degradation as well. Consistent filter changing or cleaning is necessary for a well-running heat pump. Seasonal cleaning of coils and fans go a long way in preventing poor energy efficiency that can end up costing you more money. The energy difference between a well-maintained system and a neglected one can be anywhere from 10 to 25 percent.
To determine the appropriate type of heat pump for you, which can be contingent upon the geography and climate around your Fleetwood or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 336-877-1702 or request service online for an evaluation.
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Heat Pump Repair in Jefferson, NC 28640
“Kevin Woodie is great. He's been to my house a few times and has been outstanding each time. The only reason that I put down 4 stars is because I paid a lot of money for 10 minutes of work. Other than that, I was very happy with the experience.”
– Jaime A.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Jefferson, NC 28640
“Chase was professional and within time frame discussed. He spent a hour inspecting two heat pump/gas Trane units(5 and. 2.5 ton)”
– Joe T.
Heat Pump Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28694
“Kevin was prompt and courteous. He completed the maintenance in a reasonable amount of time and explained what he had done as part of the scheduled maintenance. We have always received great service from every Scott Brothers representative since installation!”
– Jeff H.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Boone, NC 28607
“I was given an appointment a day after I called the office. The lady booking the appointment was very helpful. Chase arrived a little after appointment time but I was notified that he was on his way. I figured he was held up with another customer. He was very pleasant. He discovered an underperforming part and was able to replace that immediately. He completed the work without me being there as I had to leave. I found him to be knowledgeable and good at his job. I recommend Chase and Scott Brothers.”
– Janet H.
Heat Pump Repair in Deep Gap, NC 28618
“Chase did an excellent job for me. He was courteous, diligent, and knowledgeable while finding the cause of my heat pump not working. He even took batteries out of his own tools to put in my thermostat to try to help figure it out.”
– Ken W.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Fleetwood, NC 28626
“Kevin did a great job. Arrived on time (early in fact)-did the maintenance required, asked questions about what if anything we wanted to purchase (surge protector). Explained things well.”
– Susan A.
Heat Pump Installation in Lansing, NC 28643
“My experience with Andrew and Jonny was exceptional. Both were professional, friendly, patient (with all my questions), and knowledgeable. My entire experience with Scott Brothers has been outstanding and I would highly recommend this company.”
– Diana S.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Zionville, NC 28698
“Thoroughly satisfied with today’s service! Mr. Crawford was prompt, thorough and very professional! I will definitely continue having Scott Brothers service my heating and cooling system!
– Kenneth S.
Heat Pump Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28694
“KEVIN WAS PROFESSIONAL, BUT ALSO PERSONAL. HE REALIZED WE NEEDED LOTS OF EXPLANATION ABOUT OUR NEW HOME. HE WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE AND HELPFUL. THANK YOU FOR SENDING HIM TO US. PSJ”
– PATRICIA J.
Heat Pump Installation in Boone, NC 28643
“Michael is extremely customer oriented. Over the past few months, he promptly responds to inquires, provides options, explains each option with pros/cons, always follows up as needed, etc. I have at least a dozen examples of his outstanding customer skills. He is a Stellar example of extraordinary customer service and support. I am fortunate to have Michael assigned to my account.”
– Diana S.
Scott Brothers Heating & Air services Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone, Creston, Crumpler, Deep Gap, Fleetwood, Jefferson, Lansing, Laurel Springs, Sparta, Todd, Vilas, Warrensville, West Jefferson, Wilkesboro, and the surrounding North Carolina communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 336-877-1702 or 828-963-7070, or request service online today.