All Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Asheville, 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 All Seasons 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 Asheville, NC or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 828-651-9998 or request service online for an evaluation.
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“Great service experience. Cody spent considerable time diagnosing and now we hope when the part arrives that he was correct.”
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“We were very happy with the service call by All Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning. Cody was very courteous and explained the problems that we were having very clearly. When it is time to replace the unit we will definitely call All Seasons back. They also came out very quickly.”
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“Our heat pump compressor stopped working so I called for service on a Thursday and got an appointment on Monday. The delay was because they have had a lot of calls for service recently – not surprising because I have used this company for various problems over the last 6 years and completely understand why they are busy- they provide great service. Last year they replaced my 20-year-old heat pump and did not disappoint me – prompt, polite, experienced, and left a clean job site. So after making the appointment yesterday, I got a call this morning that they had a cancellation and could come out today. As usual, their service tech was punctual, polite, and well qualified. He identified the problem quickly and we were back up and running in a short period of time.
This firm has always been reliable and performed quality work at reasonable, competitive prices. I highly recommend them.”
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“Cody arrived on time and performed the routine spring maintenance on our two systems. He thoroughly explained what he had done and we were pleased with his work. We have used this company more than five years.”
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“Cody was very courteous and professional.”
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“Cody also installed an IWave. He was very knowledgeable about the product and gave us great advice about keeping our home a comfortable temperature. Thanks.”
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“We called All Seasons after researching multiple companies and thanks to a neighbor's endorsement, as well. We appreciated they were the only company to mention the precautions they took for customers and their technicians in relation to COVID-19. Cody called ahead to see if he could show up early and arrived as promised. After surveying the system, he painstakingly cleaned our multi-filter system. After determining that there was no repair to be made, he explained to us that the system was running, but it could use a complete cleaning of the coil system.
The costs and time frame were explained, in addition to the maintenance plan options per our request, and they were able to complete the work in a few hours. Cody was thorough, knowledgeable, careful, polite, and answered all our questions clearly. We are so happy to have found a great local company in our new location!”
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“Very professional and reliable Hvac people. Thanks for doing a super job”
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“Excellent and courteous service”