Maitland, FL benefits from long, hot summers and very mild winters. That makes autumn an ideal season to assess your heating and cooling needs and replace an HVAC system that may be on its last legs. It also means that heat pump technology makes an excellent option for both heating and cooling your home: a single unit that does it all. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it works and why it might be a good fit for your household.
Air Conditioning With Benefits
A heat pump operates in a manner very similar to a centralized air conditioner. Refrigerant cycles through a series of valves and coils that first bleed heat off of the refrigerant (releasing that heat outside your home), then revert the refrigerant from liquid to gaseous form, cooling the nearby air in the process. That air — located inside the unit — can then be blown through your home’s ducts with a fan.
Heat pumps add a wrinkle to the equation. They allow you to reverse the flow of refrigerant through the system: cooling the air outside the home and releasing warm air inside the home. That allows it to serve as a heater and an air conditioner in one. Furthermore, because it draws existing heat from the air, it costs less to run in heating mode than other types of heater.
Our mild Central Florida winters make the perfect atmosphere to take advantage of those conditions, saving you a great deal of money on winter bills and reducing the overall wear on your system to boot. Recent technological advances in the field have made heat pumps more effective than ever, so now is the time to look into the option!
Call the pros at Downtown Air and Heat to discuss installing a heat pump in your home today!