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Heat Pumps

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 West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Curtis arrived promptly at the scheduled time and continued his troubleshooting of my heat pump (AC mode). Because it has failed while Curtis is not on site the cause of the problem has yet to be clearly identified. We are currently in a test mode hoping that we can have a service technician on hand whether when the problem occurs again.”

– Brian W.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Todd, NC 28684

“Chad is very thorough!”

– George O.

Heat Pump Repair in Deep Gap, NC 28618

“it was goood. we are cool.”

– chuck l.

Heat Pump Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Great service… professional technician.”

– Bill W.

Heat Pump Repair in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Curtis arrived early on this maintenance call and got to work trying to identify why the AC in my heat pump was not functioning properly. After taking several measurements, calling Trane to obtain some additional information, and adjusting some pressures, he was able to get it running and blowing out cold air at 51 degrees. We will be watching it closely over the next few days to make sure it continues to function. Thanks to Curtis’s persistence he was able to trouble shoot the problem and apply an effective solution.”

– Brian S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28695

“Chase was great as always. Explained everything & answered all my questions.”

– Angela W.

Heat Pump Repair in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Although Lewis was not able to fully diagnose the problem with our AC, he did spend considerable time troubleshooting the problem and also arranged for another service technician who had worked on the unit 4 days prior to return the following day.”

– Brian S.

Heat Pump Repair in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Curtis quickly identified the problem with my heat pump (mice – chewed through insulation of wire going to the capacitor) and fixed it within a matter of minutes.”

– Brian S.

Heat Pump Repair in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Great professionalism and knowledge were displayed by Chase Scott. Thanks for your help!”

– Matt S.

Heat Pump Repair in Fleetwood, NC 28691

“Fastest service EVER!!!!
These guest are the best. Thank you. for your dedication to your customers !”

– AJ B.

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.

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