Quality Service Company is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Florence, SC, 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 Quality Service Company 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 Florence, SC or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 843-773-2550 or request service online for an evaluation.
“I have been using Quality Service Company for over a decade. They have helped me with commercial and residential needs and have always provided excellent service. Our gas pack went out during a cold snap in October of last year. Quality came out that day to assess what was wrong with the unit. Unfortunately, it needed to be replaced, but quality got our new unit installed the next day and worked until almost 10:00 P.M. to make sure it was connected and working properly. It would have been a cold night for us without Quality Service!
If you’re looking for professional, dependable service, you can count on Quality.”
Heat Pump Installation in Florence, SC 29501
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“My heating and air conditioning units have been serviced by Quality Service Co since October of 2011, and it is my pleasure to rate them as ‘the top of the line’. From day one, Chris McDonald explained the background of his company and what I could expect from his staff and employees.
The maintenance contract has been honored on time and the technicians and office staff are polite, prompt and well informed.
The installation of a heat pump and air handler (Trane) was completed Wed, 1/11/17, and this huge job had the attention of caring and competent workers who impressed me with their attention to my household care while they worked so hard!
Special accolades to Allen Duffy who has solved many heating/cooling problems for me… I’d like to think he is now not only a rep, but a friend. I have referred many of my acquaintances to Quality Service and will continue to do so.”
– M. M. Kennedy
Quality Service Company services Florence, Darlington, Hartsville, Lamar, Marion, Pamplico, Timmonsville, and the surrounding South Carolina communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 843-773-2550, or request service online today.