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 in Asheville, NC
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.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Asheville, NC 28715
Heat Pump Repair in Weaverville, NC 28787
“All Seasons has very good technicians that come out to your house. They have all been pleasant to deal with and very professional. They wear masks & shoe coverings when they are in your home, which I really appreciate. Austin has now been to my home at least twice in the past week since we moved in, and he has fixed our no-heat problem both times and got our furnace running again.”
Heat Pump Repair in Black Mountain, NC 28711
“Arrived on time; explained all thoroughly, checked out all systems as required.”
Heat Pump Installation in Candler, NC 28715
“Zach and Billy handled the install of my heat pump. They did a great job and were very friendly and answered all my questions without a problem. Aran has been to my house a couple times, highly recommended and knowledgeable about my heat pump and oil furnace. Aran was very patient with me and working with my oil furnace. I had a chance to meet Morgan as well. Very satisfied with there service and I would highly recommend this company to anyone.”
Heat Pump Repair in Asheville, NC 28804
“Cody had to work around some previous wiring changes in the system to install a new heat strip. He took his time, figured out the issue and got it to work. Very nice person to deal with.”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Hendersonville, NC 28739
“Austin is very personable, explains how your system operates and offers suggestions to improve the system if needed.
He performed the annual inspection and tests, was on-time, and has a great attitude. I would be more than glad to recommend All Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning.
Heat Pump Maintenance in Asheville, NC 28806-2111
“Austin was prompt, efficient, polite and knowledgeable. Checked out the system and advised about things that needed to be watched for the future. I highly recommend him.”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Hendersonville, NC 28739
“Very nice young man. Courteous and explained everything about my AC unit”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Etowah, NC 28729
“Austin was courteous and professional, explaining what he was doing and answering my questions. All Seasons provides great service–always.”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Hendersonville, NC 28792
“Extremely nice and did a great job.”