Heat Pumps

Heat pump service.

Panther Heating and Cooling is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Rock Hill, 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 Panther Heating and 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 Rock Hill, SC or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at (803) 327-2700 or request service online for an evaluation.

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“Kept us informed about everything! We always knew what to expect!”
- Larry B.

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“Bobby did a great job diagnosing the issue on my heat pump. He is always courteous, professional and takes time to explain any problem. He is definitely an asset to your company!”

- Cindy N.

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“Great job, we really liked Terry would like to have him again.”

- Joan B.

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“Bobby is very knowledgeable and efficient”

- Carrie H.

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“Terry did his usual good job. He offered good explanations of what he did and offered recommendations. We have a new system, but added a surge protector. Ashley called to let us know that Terry was a little behind schedule. Ashely is always very cooperative, very nice and extremely customer services oriented.”

- Steve R.

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“Informative – experienced- outstanding – totally satisfied”

- Jody M.

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“Panther Heating and Cooling has always done a great job. They were a huge help at our last home when we had a problem with a unit. We continue to use them to this day.”

- Leslie F.

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“Service Tech was professional and did service in a timely manner. He offered ideas and products to enhance systems.”

- Angie C.

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“I called Panther HVAC several days before Christmas with no heat at 8am. Due to the Holiday they said they would due their best to get a technician out to my residence. Problem diagnosed; cracked heat exchanger on an 18+ year old unit. At 3pm asked for a quote on a new unit due to the circumstances and had someone at my house within 15 minutes. 7:42 am the next morning Justin, CB arrived to install a new Trane unit. The work was completed by 3pm the same day and we had a warm house for the holidays. I have trusted Panther HVAC since purchasing my house 15 years ago when the AC (same unit) didn’t function. Two other businesses tried to sell me a new unit then and Panther said you still have two months under warranty. We will get you the parts and you will just pay for labor. They have always been quick to respond, stand behind their work and honest! I always recommend them to my friends!”

- Mark H.

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“Extremely professional and respectful. Went above and beyond with service and repair.”

- John D.

Need Heat Pump Service?

Contact the experts at Panther Heating and Cooling.

Call us at (803) 327-2700