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

“Chase is always prompt, friendly, and professional. Very knowledgeable and helpful.”
- Debbie P.

Heat Pump Repair in Vilas, NC 28679

“I sure appreciated Curtis coming out today. He was so personable and fixed the problem with my air handler in no time.”

- Traci G.

Heat Pump Repair in Jefferson, NC 28640

“Two nice professional young men did the repair. Seemed knowledgeable of the job they were doing. Respected the area they were working. Cleaned up the area before leaving. Donna did an excellent job scheduling and the men were here within the scheduled time.”

- Frank W.

Heat Pump Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Great service as usual by Curtis”

- Scott B.

Heat Pump Repair in Fleetwood, NC 28636

“Nice to have on time prepared HVAC folks who come ready to do whatever is needed. Followup is best I've had. These guys use technology very well…”

- George A.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Boone, NC 28607

“Great service. Arrived promptly and figured out what was wrong and fixed it. They explained everything and were very nice.”

- Ann N.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Jefferson, NC 28640

“Such a nice guy, he did a great job checking things!”

- Joyce R.

Heat Pump Installation in Jefferson, NC 28640

“The heat pump for our basement renovation was installed professionally, on time in the location we selected. We are very pleased with the results. Trey Scott did an excellent job. He was very friendly and very polite. Highly recommend this company for all your AC/Heat service and products.”

- Tom B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Fleetwood, NC 28626

“Very satisfied with the service as always.”

- David C.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Lansing, NC 28643

“This is our first experience with Scott Bros. as we recently bought a new home with a system maintained by them. We knew the heat pump is old and probably outdated and Luke confirmed our thoughts! Luke was very friendly and personable and did a thorough check of the system. We will have the Scott Bros. come back to evaluate and give us a quote on a new system and see what they recommend and how their pricing compares. Would love to stay with a local company and hope they have good prices and ideas for an efficient system for the house.”

- Dean T.

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