Coastal Air + Refrigeration is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Myrtle Beach, 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 Coastal Air + Refrigeration 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 Myrtle Beach, SC or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 843.238.3838 or request service online for an evaluation.
Ben and Adrian were great!
“Excellent service! We cannot speak highly enough about the whole experience, from proposal to install to follow up they went above and beyond.”
I will most definitely recommend Coastal Refrigeration to everyone
“Josh and the installers were fabulous to work with. Josh answered all my questions promptly and professionally. He made me feel as I was his number one concern and had his total attention focused on my HVAC system and installation of our new Heat Pump. He totally followed through from our first conversation til after completion. He is a vital assets to my choosing your company over others in the area whom also provided me with competitive estimates. Your installers went above what I expected with their job performances. They were at my home on time, provided professional installation and totally cleaned up before leaving my home the two days they were there. Which I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with. They were extremely well mannered and respectful of my home and myself. Again, the installers, as well as Josh, are wonderful representatives of Coastal Refrigeration. From my initial call to your office through completion of the installation, your staff has gone above and beyond their job descriptions to make sure our installation went smoothly and that we are happy and satisfied customers. I will most definitely recommend Coastal Refrigeration to everyone. Thank you so very much for providing us your services and for your well training of your staff.”
Josh and his team were the best on the beach
“From the initial phone call to the final customer checkin, Josh and his team were the best on the beach.”