We want to make sure you’re as warm as possible during North Carolina’s cold months. Assisting both residential and commercial clients, we provide heating, air conditioning repairs, installation, and maintenance, and more for your home or office. Our HVAC professionals service your heating and cooling needs.
What is a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps use electricity and refrigerant to generate heat, while furnaces burn fuel to supply heat. As part of a heating and cooling system, heat pumps use air from outside the home or the constant temperature of the earth to generate heating or cooling. A furnace, on the other hand, burns fuel to warm the air in your home.
Types of Heat Pumps
There are two main types of heat pumps. The most common is the air-source heat pump. Less common (but more efficient, and therefore more expensive), is the geothermal heat pump. Air-source heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling. They work by transferring hot air either into your home to warm it or drawing it out of your home to cool it. Geothermal heat pumps work on the same heat transfer principle, but they use the ground outside or a body of water such as a lake or a well as their heat source.