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 Maintenance in Salisbury, NC 28146

“It had been a while since my two heat pumps were serviced. I chose Stout given their ratings by other customers. Jeremy thoroughly serviced the units explained everything in detail including my options for a repair that was needed. He took care of everything while he was here. Very professional and courteous. Very pleased with the service.”
- Chris S.

Heat Pump Installation in China Grove, NC 28023

“They were very courteous and kept me informed has to what they were doing. They cleaned up everything and so far the unit is running good. I would gladly recommend your company to others.”

- Margaret G.

Heat Pump Installation in Granite Quarry, NC 28146

“What an excellent install by a professional couple of guys! Brian and Andrew knew exactly what to do and went about the install professionally while putting up with attic heat and barking pugs. A job well done and I will always use Stout for heating or AC needs. Thanks again guys.”

- John C.

Heat Pump Maintenance in China Grove, NC 28023

“Chad is both knowledgeable and personable. His concern about both product service and customer understanding are remarkable.”

- Erik G.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Salisbury, NC 28147

“Mike did an excellent job! Explained everything very well. Very polite!!”

- Sam M.

Heat Pump Installation in Salisbury, NC 28147

“This crew was very courteous, very professional, very knowledgeable and the hardest working group I have experienced in a very long time. We are pleased with our new system and we would recommend Stout Heating and Air to all homeowners. Thank you to the entire company!”

- Henry K.

Heat Pump Installation in Salisbury, NC 28146

“The men did a great job on the installation of our heating and air conditioning unit. They worked fast and explained the system to us.”

- Wayne H.

Heat Pump Installation in Salisbury, NC 28147

“A good design, seems to be working well at all ambient temperatures. The installers were very friendly and did a fine job in a minimum amount of time.”

- Haldan ( Hal ) C.

Heat Pump Installation in China Grove, NC 28023

“Techs showed up exactly on time, got right to work, worked until the job was finished, and cleaned up everything when they were done. Scott, Chance & Bobby were each very professional, inspired confidence, and Scott kept me in the loop. Yay we’re toasty again! Go Stout without doubt!”

- Melanie H.

Heat Pump Replacement in Salisbury, NC 28147

“Outstanding Service! We had an issue with a slow freon leak. We reached out to Stout as they carried our preferred brand. A technician came out and spent a great deal of time to ensure our assumptions were correct before confirming the issue. Considering the age of the unit, he recommended we get an analysis of replacement vs. repair so we could make an informed decision. Ryan completed a full analysis and we decided to replace our 15-year-old unit. So, Ryan sent his team to complete the installation. Considering the supply and demand issues of 2021, they were quick to acquire the material and promptly installed the unit. Every member of the team was very professional – from knowledge to quality of work, we couldn’t have asked for more. They’re a no-pressure sales approach company that does outstanding work & I highly recommend them to anyone needing heating & air service.”

- Keith J.


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