Heat Pump

There’s nothing better than enjoying total comfort in your home or business when outdoor temperatures start to get uncomfortable. No matter the type of property you own in Anne Arundel County, choosing and maintaining the right heating and cooling system is key to your comfort. When it’s time to update or repair your heat-pump based HVAC system be sure to work with W.L. Staton because we understand your comfort needs.

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Working with trustworthy heating and cooling specialists is the best way to meet your comfort demands. At W.L. Staton Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we’re proud to provide the best in heat pump installation, maintenance and repair to residential and commercial customers throughout our local area. We’re here to answer all of your HVAC questions and to help you meet your comfort goals.


At W.L. Staton Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we believe that it takes a team to truly meet your comfort demands. That’s why we focus on hiring only the most qualified technicians in our area.


Meeting your home or business comfort demands means offering a variety of services designed especially for our local area. Whether you need a professional to take care of heat pump installation or indoor air handler repair, we’ve got you covered. We’re proud to offer a stable of heat pump services that truly set us apart from the competition.


Choosing the right heating and cooling system for your home ensures your comfort no matter how what temperatures are like outside. If it’s time to shop for a new heat pump or to have your current system repaired, it’s essential to work with a reliable, local HVAC company. We’re here to size and install heat pumps and components including:

  • Pumps for use with central air systems
  • Pumps for use with ductless systems
  • Indoor air handlers
  • Smart thermostats


Your home or business’s heat pump represents a significant financial investment. Making the most of your investment means choosing regular maintenance services. Our friendly, highly trained technicians are here to take care of a wide variety of maintenance tasks on your behalf. Leave the hard work to us.
There’s nothing worse than getting into the office only to find that it’s too cold or coming home at the end of the day only to discover that your house is warmer than the hot air outside. If your heat pump has quit working altogether or is no longer performing like it should, it’s essential to call W.L. Staton so we can take care of your heat pump repairs. We’re proud to provide emergency, around-the-clock repair services to ensure that you’re never uncomfortable in your own space.
W.L. Staton Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we take your comfort personally. No matter your heating and cooling needs, we’re here to help. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our top-notch technicians.

What is a heat pump?
A heat pump is part of a heating and cooling system and is installed outside your home. Like an air conditioner, it can cool your home, but it’s also capable of providing heat. In cooler months, a heat pump pulls heat from the cold outdoor air and transfers it indoors, and in warmer months, it pulls heat out of indoor air to cool your home. They are powered by electricity and transfer heat using refrigerant to provide comfort all year round. Because they handle both cooling and heating, homeowners may not need to install separate systems to heat their homes. In colder climates, an electric heat strip can be added to the indoor fan coil for additional capabilities. Heat pumps do not burn fossil fuel like furnaces do, making them more environmentally friendly.


Heat pumps do not create heat. They redistribute heat from the air or ground and use a refrigerant that circulates between the indoor fan coil (air handler) unit and the outdoor compressor to transfer the heat.
In cooling mode, a heat pump absorbs heat inside your home and releases it outdoors. In heating mode, the heat pump absorbs heat from the ground or outside air (even cold air) and releases it indoors.


The two most common types of heat pumps are air-source and ground-source. Air-source heat pumps transfer heat between indoor air and outdoor air, and are more popular for residential heating and cooling.
Ground-source heat pumps, sometimes called geothermal heat pumps, transfer heat between the air inside your home and the ground outside. These are more expensive to install but are typically more efficient and have a lower operating cost due to the consistency of the ground temperature throughout the year.


Heat pumps are more common in milder climates, where the temperature does not typically drop below freezing. In colder regions, they can also be combined with furnaces for energy-efficient heating on all but the coldest days. When the temperature outside drops too low for the heat pump to operate effectively, the system will instead use the furnace to generate heat. This kind of system is often called a dual fuel system – it is very energy efficient and cost effective.
Major components of a heat pump system:

  • Outdoor unit with a coil that acts as a condenser in cooling mode and an evaporator in heating mode
  • Indoor unit that contains a coil (just like the outdoor unit) and a fan to move the air through your home
  • Refrigerant that absorbs and releases the heat as it circulates through the system
  • Compressor that pressurizes the refrigerant
  • Reversing valve that changes the direction of the refrigerant in the system, to enable the shift between heating and cooling
  • Expansion valve that regulates the flow of refrigerant through the system
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Megan FrommMegan Fromm
18:37 21 Jun 22
Great experience with this company. They were able to diagnose and fix our issues so quickly, and the technician (Shawn) took lots of time to answer all my questions. We had a tricky place to tuck in our new hot water heater, and he made sure everything fit right, even though it meant running back out to get a different piece/fitting. Everything was cleaned up and working when he left--couldn't be happier!
Jen GinsburgJen Ginsburg
20:34 16 Jun 22
I called and the receptionist was very friendly and had Joe come out the same day. Joe explained everything he was going to do and kept me informed. He was very kind and easy to communicate with. Job was finished very quickly but Thoroughly he even looked at my faucet that was a bit loose. I would highly recommend WL Staton plumbing company.Happy customerJ. Ginsburg
Angela BalsamoAngela Balsamo
13:23 31 May 22
We signed up for their maintenance agreement, which provides us with a Spring/Summer system check and a Fall/Winter check, and recently had the technicians out for our first check of the year. They were extremely professional, took lots of detailed notes and pictures of the system (which, we found out is because IF we ever have a problem in the future they'll already know what parts the unit uses and have them on the truck so repairs can go faster!), opened up the outside unit to make sure there were no potential problems (mostly looking for nests or animals of any kind since that's been a problem in our neighborhood), and even swapped out the filter. Within minutes of leaving, I received a fully detailed report from the technician complete with all the pictures they took. Knowing the system has been thoroughly inspected and giving a clean bill of health, is a huge weight off my mind.
Joan CourtneyJoan Courtney
03:03 24 May 22
This was a complicated and serious job. The team had to dig a 4 foot wide by 10 feet deep trench to get to the sewer pipes.This team worked straight through and took the time to explain everything to me and my husband. They did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend this company.
Me MeMe Me
01:54 24 May 22
Justin was absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! He went above and beyond. I was so impressed, especially since we've had nothing but bad experiences with every contractor thus far during home renovations. He came out to give me an estimate and offered to do some minor plumbing I needed done that same day. Justin also saw I needed some help moving and lifting some things and took it upon himself to take care of it for me. After my experience with him today, I felt no need to seek out any other company or estimates. He was the guy for the job. In fact, I've hired this company (Justin) to do additional work I need done. He was on time friendly, professional, very thorough and explained everything to me and made sure I understood. This is the first review I have ever done on any company and their work. 10 stars if I could! Absolutely fantastic! Highly, Highly recommend!! I can't say enough. Thanks again Justin!!
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