Four Seasons Heating & Cooling is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Beaufort, 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 Four Seasons Heating & Cooling 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 Beaufort, NC or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 252-247-5500 or request service online for an evaluation.
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“I've done business with these folks for probably 13 years, and they deserve 10 stars! They are the finest, most knowledgeable, courteous, punctual professionals I've ever dealt with. Today they installed my entirely new system and had to deal with some structural issues, that were unexpected and they didn't bat an eye. Scott and his team of experts performed the work and went beyond the norm to explain and instruct me on every little thing. This morning I had questions on how the thermostat operates and Brandon came out immediately, and gave me an education, along with thoroughly explaining things I need to watch for to maintain top performance of my system. Brandon and Joe have been my go-to technicians for many years. This company and its fine professionals can be totally trusted to perform state-of-the-art work – absolutely A Class Act. You are getting top quality and service – Call them today!”
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“I would like to commend your employees who installed the system as they did an outstanding job. They were very professional and friendly. The job was completed in record time in my opinion.
I chose your company based on service I received on my old system several years ago and I was not disappointed. I will recommend your company to anyone I know who might need your services.”
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Four Seasons Heating & Cooling proudly provides HVAC service to Beaufort, Cherry Point, Newport, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Swansboro, Indian Beach, Havelock, Marshallberg and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 252-247-5500, or request service online today.