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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 Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Our technician, Kevin, was professional, courteous, and productive. He was knowledgeable about what was needed for our maintenance and used his time to complete the service efficiently. We appreciate the service we have received from Scott Brothers since the installation of our unit.”

– Jeff H.

Heat Pump Repair in Banner Elk, NC 28604

“Kevin done a good job quickly, very courteous.”

– Mark M.

Heat Pump Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Very informative and friendly. Fixed problem quick..”

– Janet W.

Heat Pump Maintenance in West Jefferson, NC 28694

“Kevin is Prompt, efficient and knowledgeable!”

– Rose B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Crumpler, NC 28617

“Excellent, on time, Kevin does the work and informative.”

– Julia B.

Heat Pump Repair in Jefferson, NC 28640

“Great y'all have been very helpful! Very pleased!”

– John H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Crumpler, NC 28617

“Chase was such a courteous young man. Got right to work on the job. Found problem as to why my electric bill had been so high. Switched out the Thermostat. I wanted one to hook up with WiFi and Chase was not sure about hooking up to Wifi, he did a great job.”

– Sheila M.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Boone, NC 28607

“We have had Scott Bros for years. Always courteous and timely. Very professional and a pleasure to work with.”

– Karen R.

Heat Pump Installation in Boone, NC 28607

“We've been using Scott Brothers for years and recently moved to a new home in Boone. We weren't satisfied with the existing system and Michael Burkett came out and gave us several options for improvements. Ethan and his install team did a fantastic job of showing up on time, communicating exactly what was happening during the process and following up to make sure everything was done correctly and operating as intended. We're thrilled with the results and give the entire Scott Brothers team our deepest thanks and highest rating!”

– Steve W.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Lansing, NC 28643

“Kevin very polite and knowledgeable.. would highly recommend..”

– Amy R.


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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