Living in Florida, most of us know a lot about how our air conditioners work. After all, without them, there is no way we would make it through the summer. And with so few cold days, it almost seems absurd to spend your time learning about a heating system.
But what most Floridians don’t realize is they are already using a system to both heat and cool their home. That’s right, what we typically refer to as an air conditioner, it is in fact a heat pump. Find out exactly what a heat pump is and how it works to keep our home’s comfortable through every season.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Many homeowners in Florida are actually using a heat pump without even realizing it. What they call their air conditioner is in fact a heat pump. These systems are located outside the home in the condenser unit.
The heat pump has two main jobs. As their name implies, they heat the homes. However, they are also completely capable of cooling your home as well. They do this in the exact same way any other air conditioner would: through the refrigeration cycle. However, they are also able to reverse this process to heat the home. This gives it the power to heat and cool your home without having to buy two different units.
Why Do Heat Pumps Work Well in Florida Homes?
In Florida, we don’t have too many cold days. And even when it does get “cold,” the temperatures rarely fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s why heat pumps work so well in Florida. They are designed to keep us warm, but only to a certain point. Heat pumps are not as effective when the temperatures dip below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. When it gets any cooler than that, homes need more heavy duty heating systems, such as a furnace.
Heat pumps deliver just enough heating power for Florida homes. This means homeowners don’t have to waste money on unnecessary equipment. Heat pumps give year round comfort at a more affordable price.
Get The Right Heat Pump For Your Home
Every Florida home deserves a reliable and efficient heat pump. Call Colman Heating & Air and we’ll help you find yours today! Just give us a call or go online to receive a free estimate on a new heat pump.