With warm weather well on its way, installing a heat pump is probably the last thing on your mind. What many Orlando, FL homeowners don’t realize, though, is that for areas with mild climates, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to both furnaces and air conditioners.
What Are the Benefits of Heat Pumps?
Because heat pumps move heat rather than generate heat, they can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances, according to energy.gov. In addition to being ideal for Florida’s moderate temperatures, the following are a few more reasons to consider a heat pump for your home.
Heat pumps use a very small amount of electricity to transfer heat, rather than using gas like a furnace does. Depending on how a heat pump is used, it could actually provide more energy than it consumes. Given that it doesn’t rely on gas, a heat pump is also a safer system than a gas-powered furnace.
A heat pump provides heating and cooling all in one system. Therefore, you don’t have to install both a furnace and an air conditioner. Not only does this make installation easier, you don’t have to create as much space inside or outside your home to accommodate the system.
Uses Existing Ductwork
Heat pumps are forced-air systems just like air conditioners and furnaces. This means that your home’s existing ductwork can be used to deliver conditioned air into your home. However, if your home does not have ductwork or if you prefer to go ductless, a ductless mini-split system is a good option. This system allows for zoned heating and cooling throughout your home.
Contact Downtown Air and Heat today for quality heat pump installation and replacement services throughout the area.