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 Maintenance in Fleetwood, NC 28626

“Chad did the semi-annual maintenance on our unit and also diagnosed a problem and fixed the issue. He’s an excellent technician.”
- Dan Z.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Fleetwood, NC 28626

“Very satisfied with Luke’s work, checked and made sure everything was in good shape and working as it should.”

- David C.

Heat Pump Repair in Fleetwood, NC 28626

“Superior service! When we left a message during severe weather on a weekend about a problem with our heat pump, this company promptly called us back and sent Curtis to diagnose the issue and take care of the repair. Curtis checked out the system thoroughly and made changes to increase its efficiency. We are very impressed with the professionalism of Scott Brothers!”

- Tim N.

Heat Pump Repair in Fleetwood, NC 28626

“Chase did a great job getting to my place in the snow. Explained thoroughly on how to avoid the issue in the future”

- Larry C.

Heat Pump Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28604

“Luke did a great job. He was very professional and friendly.”

- Matt S.

Heat Pump Repair in Fleetwood, NC 28626

“Trey came out early on a Saturday to pinpoint what was going on with our heat and get it fixed. He even texted later to check on us since it was such a cold day. Thanks Trey!!”

- Chelsea Z.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Fleetwood, NC 28626

“Excellent service – as usual”

- Kenny D.

Heat Pump Repair in Fleetwood, NC 28626

“Luke was professional, knowledgeable, and fixed the problem quickly. It is a pleasure dealing with Scott Brothers. I highly recommend them!”

- Carole R.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Fleetwood, NC 28626

“Andy Holden is great.
We are 100 percent pleased with Scott Brothers service
Thank you again”

- Dan L.

Heat Pump Repair in Todd, NC 28684

“Scott Brothers is the BOMB! I woke up to no heat! I called the company who installed the system and was told they couldn’t get to me before 1/14/22-9 days away. Called Scott Brothers and they said they would have someone out between 930-1230. Chase arrived a little before 10 and got right to work. He kept me apprised of his findings and worked until he could my heart back on! So grateful for restored heat, your speedy response and honest information!
Definitely will be using you again!”

- Amy I.

Need Heat Pump Service?

Contact the experts at Scott Brothers Heating & Air.

Call us at 336-877-1702!