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Why Are Heat Pumps Beneficial to Homeowners in Florida

May 20, 2018 | Blog

When you live in a place like Bradenton, Florida, an HVAC system with the word “heat” in it might not seem like the right first choice for cooling. But don’t let the name fool you. In temperate climates like Florida, a heat pump can keep you cool in summer and provide you with winter warmth too. It’s an all-in-one solution that offers several advantages in the Sunshine State over traditional systems.

They Prove Efficient Heating and Cooling

In the summer, a heat pump extracts heat from the air and transfers it outside, much like a conventional air conditioner. When the weather turns chilly, though, the system reverses. The refrigerant cycling through the system absorbs heat from the air outside and releases it into your home. Because they move heat rather than generate it, heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient. Compared to electric-powered heaters, a heat pump can cut your heating costs in half.

They Improve Your Summer Comfort

As anyone who lives in Florida knows, high humidity levels can make summer heat unbearable. No matter how often you adjust the thermostat, you can still feel clammy and uncomfortable. A heat pump takes care of that problem.

Heat pumps are more effective at dehumidifying the air than standard AC systems. This not only improves your comfort but also saves you money. Balanced humidity allows the heat pump to run less often, resulting in lower energy bills.

They Offer You Versatility In Any Situation

Versatility is one of the greatest advantages of heat pumps. You can choose from a range of distribution systems, from central air to ductless units. A heat pump can heat or cool an entire home or provide conditioning to a single space like an enclosed porch. There are innovative features to explore, too, including dual-speed compressors that automatically adjust operation to match your comfort needs.

An all-season comfort solution for temperate climates, a heat pump is an ideal option for homes and businesses in sunny Florida. Contact Air & Energy at 941-778-0773 to learn more about our exclusive line of Trane heat pump systems and services.

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