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 Installation in Asheville, NC 28805
Heat Pump Repair in Fairview, NC 28732
“Excellent service. Arrived same day and quickly identified and repaired the problem. Very professional.”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Weaverville, NC 28787
“Austin – Was courteous, knowledgeable & thorough. He was more than able to answer my questions. He provided prompt professional service on our heat pump, a/c & furnace.”
Heat Pump Installation in Asheville, NC 28704
“All Seasons team was exceptional to work with. Their professionalism is the best in the business, and their pleasant demeanor was consistent throughout the installation process for a gas furnace and two heat pumps. Their pricing is fair, and they are always prompt. I would highly recommend All Seasons for all HVAC needs!”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Hendersonville, NC 28739
“Very friendly and knowledgeable.”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Hendersonville, NC 28759
“Aran was great! We are new to the area and to heat pumps. Aran explained everything patiently and thoroughly while determining we needed new thermostats to accommodate the changing functions of our system. Punctual, informative, and professional quality. Really all you can ask for!”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Fairview, NC 28730
“Austin & Stephen were timely, courteous, & professional AND flexible on the service call post-snowstorm to our multi-dwelling residence. Thank you.
The automated text ahead of the service call was helpful & reassuring.”
Heat Pump, Air Handler, and Electric Heater Installation in Weaverville, NC 28787
“I am very happy with the job this installation team did yesterday. They worked in extreme cold, both outdoors and in the basement, and yet they had the entire system installed, configured and running in under six hours. They were professional and pleasant. I have been an All Seasons client since 2014 and I have never been disappointed. If there was a rating scale that went beyond five stars I would certainly give it to them.”
Heat Pump Repair in Mills River, NC 28759
“Service was prompt and efficient. Aran courteous and respectful.”
Heat Pump Maintenance in Asheville, NC 28804
“Austin was polite, courteous and respectful.”