Perfect energy efficient option in Florida
Living in warm climates, such as Florida, an air-source heat pump is a perfect energy efficient option to cool and heat the air in your home for you and your loved ones. Although they operate for longer periods of time, air-source heat pumps move hot air around which enables the unit to make the air in your home either colder or warmer.
Understanding Your Heat Pump
- During warm temperatures, the heat pump transfers warm air from inside your home to the outside, while the refrigerant is able to cool your home with cold air. During extremely cold temperatures (45 degrees and below), an air-source heat hump is capable of maintaining a normal temperature of 68 degrees.
- Heat pumps are typically installed in a system consisting of an indoor unit, outdoor unit, and an air handler.
- During cold weather, the heat pump uses a small amount of energy to reverse the natural flow of heat. The heat pump extracts the heat from the cold air outside and pumps the warmer air into your home.
- During warm weather, the heat pump operates opposite from the colder weather. The pump operates more like an air conditioner and transfers the hot air from inside your home and pumps the air outside which keeps your home pleasant and cool.
Benefits of a Heating Pump
- A heat pump is an efficient all-in-one system because it has the ability to cool and heat all year long; making the environment comfortable inside your home.
- Heat pumps provide efficient means of climate control, by transferring heat rather than burning fuel to create heat. This results in lower fuel bills and less carbon emissions for you and your family.
Tips for Maintaining Your Heat Pump
It is best to set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature on the heating pump and left alone for the heat pump to optimize the advantages of having an air-source heat pump.