Heat Pumps

Heat pump service.

Scott Brothers Heating & Air is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Boone, 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 Boone, NC 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.

Heat Pump Repair in Jefferson, NC 28640

“I called Scott Brothers after hours as the furnace was not working. I left a message with a person and shortly thereafter received a call back from Chase Scott. He talked to me for some time and asked many questions. I also texted pics to him per his request. Chase was genuinely concerned in helping me and based on the info provided had an idea of the problem with the unit. As promised he came to our home and made his final diagnosis. I was pleased with the prompt and caring response.”
- TJ S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Deer Gap, NC 28618

“Andy Holden was prompt and did a thorough review of our two systems. He found a problem previously undetected by our prior service company that had cost us hundreds of dollars in electricity during the prior 6 months. Overall, we could not be more pleased and definitely recommend Scott Brothers.”

- Harold H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Vilas, NC 28698

“Andy was prompt, very courteous, got the job done. He took time to explain more about our systems and was very thorough. Andy has been here several times and we are extremely happy with his service! Great work, Andy!”

- Ken S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Blowing Rock, NC 28605

“Prompt, efficient, and courteous service. Thank you.”

- Dan Q.

Heat Pump Repair in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“I paid my bill for the repair work done three days prior. (The technician was at my home less than two hours from the call.) I talked to Chad regarding the service, the age of the heat pump, and a potential replacement unit in the future. He was very informative and helpful.”

- Darrell K.

Heat Pump Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Luke did an excellent job on the seasonal maintenance of my heating/AC system. He arrived on-time, promptly completed the work and answered my questions courteously and completely. Will definitely continue using Scott Brothers.”

- Deborah Z.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Banner Elk, NC 28604

“Very professional technician. Explained issues in plain language. Would recommend him.”

- Adriana O.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Vilas, NC 28692

“Great job as always! Punctual, thorough and friendly.”

- Linda B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Laurel Springs, NC 28644

“Good job by Luke!”

- Jay L.

Heat Pump Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Excellent service”

- Jim H.

Need Heat Pump Service?

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