Heat pumps make an alternative to more traditional forms of heating and cooling systems. They work the same way an air conditioner does: moving refrigerant gas through a series of valves and coils that first shift the gas into a liquid (releasing heat in the process) then revert it back to a gas (cooling the air around it). The only difference is that an air conditioner vents the hot air as waste. The heat pump harnesses it to warm your home in the winter as well as using the cool air to keep your home comfortable in the summer. Here in Daytona Beach, air conditioning systems are more important than heating systems, but our winters get cold enough to make heat pumps a very attractive option. Here are 3 reasons to install heat pumps in Daytona Beach.
- They save you money
Heat pumps don’t use gas or other fuel to generate hot or cold air. They simply facilitate a heat exchange with the refrigerant. That means they use far less energy than other forms of heating and cooling, which can save you a great deal of money in monthly expenses. Over time, that can help pay for the cost of installation, and even off-set it in some cases.
- They’re simple to use
Because the heat pump contains heating and cooling technology in one unit, you don’t need to purchase separate heating and air conditioning units. This can come as a great relief in households that can’t comfortably accommodate a second such device.
- They match the climate well
The one downside to heat pumps is that they can’t heat the home as efficiently as they should when temperatures drop close to freezing. (That’s one of the reasons you don’t see them in climates further north.) But here in Florida, that’s rarely a problem, since our tropical climate keeps the temperatures well above freezing throughout the year.
If you’re thinking of reasons to install heat pumps in Daytona Beach, call the air conditioning experts at AC Designs Inc. to help. We have years of experience with heat pump technology and we can explain the ins and outs to you before helping you pick the best system that works for your home.