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.

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“Very nice and explained everything that needed to be done.”
- Sam M.

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“Richard was very courteous and listened to what I had to say. He then began checking things out trying to diagnose the problem. He found the problem and checked it several ways. After doing the checks he advised that my 28 year old unit had met its demise. I trusted his opinion.”

- Reggie G.

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“As always, Richard is professional, personable, helpful and gets the job done right!”

- Lynn B.

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“Mr. Lingle was very professional and friendly… listened to my problems we were having……found the problem and fixed it …I am very satisfied with his work and manners…..”

- mike a.

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“Joey did a great job as usual!”

- JH T.

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“Very professional”

- Jo E.

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“Joey is a highly competent, seasoned professional, and just plain nice. During my first routine maintenance he identified an issue, a remedy, as well as educated me on easy things I can do in between service to keep things optimal and clean. I have interacted with about a dozen Stout folks and every single one of them are awesome, customer focused, “happy campers”. I cannot say enough good things about them. They are quality and fair on cost. Really cannot ask for much more…however…you’ll get it!”

- Tom T.

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- Glenn J.

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“Always nice and efficient. Stand behind their work”

- Judy I.

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“As always Mike is a perfect example of a great representative for Stout Heating & Air!!!”

- Sandra B.


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