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

“Alex was on time and was cordial upon arrival. I showed him where the heat pump was and let him do his work. He checked everything out and let me know all was well. Seem to do a thorough job and very polite. He is a keeper!”
- Michael V.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Salisbury, NC 28146

“Always a good experience. Come on time as usual and checked out heat pump and air handling unit completely. Thanks again for the great service!”

- John K.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Granite Quarry, NC 28072

“Very professional service.”

- Ellis C.

Heat Pump Installation in China Grove, NC 28023

“Stout has provided the HVAC service for Concordia Lutheran Church for the last 20 years. Our Sanctuary A/C units went down. Stout worked with us over a long period of time to arrive at the best solution for a very difficult situation. Once the decision was made they were prompt in starting the project. The install crew and specialized operations personnel were excellent. The install was filled with difficult conditions and they found good answers for every issue we had. Everyone from top to bottom was friendly, efficient and easy to work with.”

- Omar W.

Heat Pump Repair in Rockwell, NC 28138

“Technician was very friendly and knowledgeable, explained everything that did, would highly recommend.”

- Richard Q.

Heat Pump Repair in Salisbury, NC 28146

“We have always had excellent service from Stout Heating & Air Conditioning. Their work is always reliable and their repairmen and installers always do a great job.”

- David P.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Salisbury, NC 28144

“I was very pleased with the job Richard did.”

- Mary K B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in China Grove, NC 28023

“Chad Overcash is an excellent technician and did a fantastic job for us!”

- Jamey B.

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.


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