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 West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Luke was very polite & thorough. He was very knowledgeable in answering our questions. Very satisfied with our service.”
- Jerry H.

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“Excellent service. Very professional.”

- Pete K.

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“Chase was thorough, professional, and friendly/helpful. Diagnosed a faulty fan motor (Trane unit originally installed by Scott Brothers).”

- Jeff B.

Heat Pump Repair in Jefferson, NC 28640

“Curtis was great. He was knowledgeable and professional.”

- Jaime A.

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“Andy did a great job, on time and got us back up and running. Knowledgeable, professional and nice, Great job SB”

- David B.

Heat Pump Repair in Fleetwood, NC 28626

“Chase came out and was very professional. Was timely and pleasant to deal with. Unfortunately, he could not fix our issue as it has to do with our router (we have a mesh router). He had to contact Mitsubishi and they confirmed that their thermostat doesn’t work with mesh routers… He gave us a suggestion of using an older router for that specific unit and we’ll try that and see if it works. bThe only reason for 4 stars vs 5 was that we felt the manufacturer should be able to make amends for this since it’s newer technology…not because of Chase or his ability…”

- George B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“He was very professional and polite. He explained everything plainly and completely. He is a asset to your business”

- James K.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Jefferson, NC 28640

“I was very pleased with the service I received!”

- Margaret E.

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“Loved the technician. He was very capable and caring as well. Thank you!!”

- Fara B.

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“Curtis, as always, was very professional and personable. He completed work in a very timely fashion and had a short conversation with us prior to leaving. We are very please with the service we receive from Scott Brothers.”

- Kathy P.

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