When you’re in the market for a new heating and air conditioning system, you could go with the conventional units. Many people in our area go for the conventional split-system air conditioner, which has an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. For heating, Florida residents might have a furnace or wall unit, but many resolve to use space heaters in lieu of installing central heating in such a warm climate.
The problem is that electric heating systems typically consume a lot of energy, and they cannot warm the whole room in the same way as a central heater. A whole-home heater is a great investment, and when you install a heat pump, you won’t even need a separate air conditioning system.
What’s a Heat Pump?
A heat pump is a system that uses the same components as a standard central air conditioner, but with a few extra added in. In the typical AC unit, refrigerant travels throughout the system, cycling from the inside of your home, where it absorbs heat from the air, to the outside unit, where heat releases. This heat removal process is refrigeration. That’s what keeps you cool, and that’s the reason for the excess heat around your outdoor unit.
A heat pump takes this process—taking heat from the inside air and moving it outside—and reverses it. Heat is absorbed from the air outside—yes, even in very cold weather—and it is released inside your home.
Why Choose a Heat Pump This Spring?
It’s getting warmer, and few homeowners are thinking about their home heating right now. But a heat pump is primarily an air conditioning system. Making an investment in a heat pump means saving on your monthly AC bills now and heating costs in the winter.
Heat pumps are highly efficient for air conditioning, as long as you choose one with a high SEER (and have an expert install it. And a heat pump is a more efficient system than many other heaters because it doesn’t need to generate heat—only to move it. That means it’s not putting so much energy into the heat production process, the reason most electric heaters are so costly to run.
Call Air On Demand for heat pump installation in Homestead, FL.