Heat Pumps

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Union Services is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Waxhaw, NC, 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 Union Services 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 Waxhaw, NC or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 704-283-9047 or request service online for an evaluation.

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Couldn’t Be Happier

“I hired Union Services to install a Trane XV20i heat pump system in my home. The installation was flawless and I couldn’t be happier. I had a ‘five-star’ experience from start to finish. And, I can’t believe how quiet the heat pump is!” – Steve W.

Amazing Job From Start to Finish

“The Union Services guys were very professional and friendly–– that’s what made the process go smoothly. They did an amazing job from start to finish installing my new Heating & A/C system.”

– Edward R.

Kudos to Luis and Union Services!

“Your Tech, Luis, serviced my heating unit. He was professional, and with his expertise and experience he did a great job. He listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions. He even took the time to make energy savings suggestions. Both myself and my wife were quite impressed. Kudos to Luis and Union Services. Thanks!”

– Lupon I.


Union Services proudly provides HVAC service to CITIES and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 704-283-9047, or request service online today.