Heat Pump Installation in Avery County & Watauga County
Air Source & Geothermal Heat Pumps
Heat pumps provide heating and air conditioning in one system, for an energy-efficient alternative to a furnace and central air conditioning system. High-efficiency systems provide greater comfort and dehumidification and use less energy. Avery Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC provides installation and service for air source and geothermal heat pumps in Avery County and Watauga County.
Types of Heat Pumps
While there are different types of heat pumps, they all work in a similar way and have the ability to both warm and cool your home. In heating mode, heat is transferred from outdoors to warm the inside of your home. In the cooling mode, the system reverses direction to move the heat from indoors out of your home and returns cooled air into the house. How this heat is transferred varies, depending on the type of heat pump.
The Three Types of Heat Pumps Include:
- Air source heat pumps – Air source heat pumps are the most common. These models use the exterior air temperature to transfer heat.
- Geothermal heat pumps – Geothermal systems use the stable temperature of the earth at depths below six feet.
- Ductless mini-split systems – A ductless mini-split works like an air source heat pump to warm and cool specific areas of the house
Our HVAC specialists can advise you of the options for heat pumps in Avery County and Watauga County, help you compare systems, and provide a free quote for your heat pump installation in Morganton, Boone, or beyond. We offer high-quality, energy-efficient heat pumps from Lennox for optimal quality, performance, and energy efficiency.
What Is a Geothermal Heat Pump?
Geothermal heat pumps are also known as ground source heat pumps. If you are looking for the best in energy efficiency and environmentally friendly heating and cooling, a geothermal system may be the right choice for your home. Geothermal heating and cooling is a green, energy-efficient method of heating and cooling your home, reducing energy usage, and lowering energy bills.
Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
- Among the most energy-efficient heating and cooling systems
- Designed to use the steady temperature of the earth as renewable energy
- Up to 44% more energy efficient than air source heat pumps
- As much as 72% more efficient than electric resistance heating
- More durable and longer-lasting than air source heat pumps
In addition, some geothermal systems are also designed to heat water, so you can enjoy heat, air conditioning, and hot water from one system. We offer geothermal heat pumps in Avery County and Watauga County for new construction and retrofit applications.
Why is My Heat Pump Making Strange Noises?
When a heat pump is running normally it is common to hear a mild humming or buzzing sound. This is caused by the electricity running through the coils and contractors inside the heat pump unit. There are uncommon sounds that can be indicators of a problem with the heat pump.
Sounds that could indicate an issue with a heat pump:
- Metal-on Metal
- Loud Shrieking
When these noises start up, the first thing heat pump owners should check is the air filter. After that, if replacing the filter does not solve the problem it is possible there is a major repair needed. If you are experiencing loud and strange noises coming from your heat pump, don't hesitate to contact the heat pump repair experts at Avery Heating & Air Conditioning!
Heat Pump Repair & Maintenance
All heating and cooling equipment benefits from regular preventative maintenance, including heat pumps. We offer annual inspections and tune-ups for all brands and models of air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and ductless mini-split systems. If a problem arises with your existing equipment, give us a call for fast and reliable repair service throughout Watauga County and Avery County.
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