Heat Pumps

Heat Pump

Stout Heating & Air Conditioning is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Salisbury, 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 Stout Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Salisbury, NC or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 704-633-8095 or request service online for an evaluation.

Heat Pump Repair in Rockwell, NC 28138

“Tech showed when scheduled checked unit in a timely manner and left”
- Wesley C.

Heat Pump Installation in Woodleaf, NC 27054

“Stout Heating & air installed new Hvac system in my home. Excellent customer service from start to finish. I’m a very happy with my new system. Workmanship was top notch. Thanks Stout heating & Air. Special Thanks to Brett G. I definitely would recommend these guys to anyone”

- Linda H.

Heat Pump Installation in Woodleaf, NC 27054

“Stout Heating & air installed new Hvac system in my home. Excellent customer service from start to finish. I’m a very happy with my new system. Workmanship was top notch. Thanks Stout heating & Air. Special Thanks to Brett G. I definitely would recommend these guys to anyone”

- Linda H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Mount Ulla, NC 28125

“Mike was efficient and professional as he serviced the heat pump at our house. He arrived on time and worked hard while here. He is always so nice and pleasant, as are all of the Stout employees. We are thankful for the good, prompt service and attention to detail that is a constant at Stout Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We would not consider using any other company.”

- Mary S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Mooresville, NC 28115

“Always very professional and personal. Every Tech that has come to the house has been above board each time. Top notch company.”

- Mark E.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Salisbury, NC 28147

“Mike is always friendly and keeps us informed of everything he does on the heat pump system. He also lets us know what is happening under the house! For instance, we have a LOT of spiders that need to be taken care of. He always wears booties on his shoes, does the work in a timely fashion. He even wears his mask due to the dreaded "virus" floating around. Highly recommend this company.”

- Bev T.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Mount Ulla, NC 28125

“Ultimately needed some repairs beyond the servicing I needed. Mike informed me of my options. He has been here a few times and I have been satisfied with his work.”

- Billy O.

Heat Pump Maintenance in China Grove, NC 28023

“On time.
Careful attention to detail.
Friendly service.
Knowledgeable of system specifics.”

- Richard D.

Heat Pump Repair in Mount Ulla, NC 28125

“Drew did a great job found the problem and took care of it very pleased with his work”

- Sharon S.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Salisbury, NC 28147

“Very friendly. Did an excellent job servicing my heat pump.”

- Carolyn T.

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