Heat Pump Installation in Avery County & Watauga County
Air Source & Geothermal Heat Pumps
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.
What Is a Geothermal Heat Pump?
Geothermal heat pumps are also known as ground source heat pumps.
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.
Types of Heat Pumps
The different types of heat pumps all work in a similar way in their 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.
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 Avery & Watauga County HVAC specialists can advise you of the options for heat pumps, 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.
Signs It's Time To Replace Your Heat Pump
Age: If your heat pump is approaching or exceeding its expected lifespan, which is typically around 10 to 15 years, it may be time to consider a replacement. Older heat pumps may become less efficient and more prone to breakdowns.
Decreased Efficiency: If you notice a significant increase in your energy bills despite consistent usage patterns, it could be a sign that your heat pump is losing efficiency.
Frequent Repairs: If your heat pump requires frequent repairs or if the repair costs are becoming increasingly expensive, it might be more cost-effective to invest in a new unit.
Inconsistent Heating or Cooling: If your heat pump struggles to maintain a comfortable temperature or if there are noticeable temperature variations throughout your home, it could be a sign of an underlying issue with the system.
Excessive Noise: Unusual or excessive noise coming from your heat pump could signify mechanical problems or worn-out components. If the noise persists after repair attempts, it might be a sign that replacement is necessary.
Refrigerant Leaks: Heat pumps rely on refrigerant to transfer heat effectively. If you notice refrigerant leaks, indicated by hissing sounds, a drop in cooling or heating performance, or ice accumulation on the system, it's essential to address the issue. In some cases, repairing the leaks may be costly, and replacement might be a more practical solution.
Outdated Technology: If your heat pump lacks modern features, such as programmable thermostats, energy-saving options, or compatibility with smart home systems, you may want to consider upgrading to a newer model that offers improved functionality and energy efficiency.
It's crucial to consult with a qualified HVAC professional who can assess your specific situation and provide guidance on whether repairing or replacing your heat pump is the best course of action.
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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