The temperatures in Hobe Sound, Florida, are still hot, and you’re likely relying on your air conditioner day and night. Before you know it, though, the nighttime temperatures will be cool enough to warrant the use of a heating system. A heat pump can both heat and cool your home, making it a perfect HVAC option for homeowners in Florida.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
Heat pumps use a compressor and a circulating structure of gas or liquid refrigerant to ‘pump’ heat from one area to another. In the winter, they can extract heat from the outdoor air and pump it indoors. In the summer, a heat pump can cool your home much like an air conditioner. It does so by moving warm indoor air outside.
It takes less energy to pump heat instead of convert it. That’s why a heat pump is the most energy-efficient alternative to heating and cooling systems that use fuel, oil or electricity. When using the same amount of electricity, heat pumps supply more heating and cooling capacity than other HVAC systems. They can reach more than 300-percent efficiency.
What Benefits Does a Heat Pump Offer?
Heat pumps offer plenty of benefits, including:
- Low operating costs: Heat pumps are cheaper to operate than combustion-based heating systems.
- Less maintenance: Heat pumps don’t require extensive maintenance to operate efficiently.
- Safer: Heat pumps are safer to operate than combustion-based heating systems.
- Reduced carbon footprint: Heat pumps reduce emissions because they convert energy efficiently.
- Last long: The average lifespan of heat pumps is 15 years, but they can last up to 50.
Heat pumps don’t work as well in climates that experience freezing temperatures, and that’s why they’re an excellent choice for homeowners in Florida. To learn more about what a heat pump installation entails, contact Ranger Air Conditioning at 772-205-3293. We’re happy to help you select the right HVAC system for your comfort needs and budget.
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