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 Book Online.
Great company, very competitive prices, honest and reliable. I had a new Trane unit installed and they did a great job, fast. Just recently signed up for the loyal customer program and Bryant came out and serviced the unit. He just a great job, very thorough and answered all our questions.
Bryan was extremely professional and respectful when repairing our unit. He was efficient in his work and cleaned up completely when finished. Brian took time to thoroughly clean the unit. When informing us that the capacitor needed replacing, he actually took the time to show us the reading. I appreciate the respect he showed us as homeowners. I would welcome him back!
We had to have our home's HVAC system replaced. Josh came out, evaluated our old system and quickly provided us with their current models we could choose. Josh was very professional and informative. Panther Heating & Cooling sent a team to replace our complete system and they were all very professional, courteous and cleaned up after the install was complete. We had an issue with the new unit, however, Panther Heating & Cooling was very responsive and resolved our issue quickly and we are very satisfied with our new system! We definitely recommend Panther Heating & Cooling. Thank you to everyone at Panther Heating & Cooling!
Bobby and Todd came out to inspect my heating unit a second time to help quell my anxiety about having to shell out a large amount of money to repair. Thanks to Bobby’s knowledge we were able to fix the issue without a massive repair bill. The true test will be if my cold room heats up when it’s 20 degrees tonight. but the techs were professional, punctual, and friendly and I will continue Panther for my HVAC needs.
The technician was very courteous and stayed on task until he was finished. He serviced both of my systems ; installed surge suppressors and an air purification unit . I have not had my system checked since I moved into the house a few years ago. The annual inspection program will keep everything in good condition and happen without me having to remember to schedule maintenance.
William came out to service my 3 units. Did a great job. I really like the communication from the office. He was able to find a capacitor that was going bad and change that out so that we wouldn't be without heat all of a sudden. Our last gas pack was purchased through Panther. The install was seamless and I'm super happy with the unit!