Your whole-home heating and cooling equipment is old and worn down, and it’s just about time to consider a replacement. Have you thought about the efficiency and convenience of a high-efficiency heat pump? A heat pump provides heating and cooling with a single system, meaning you only have to worry about a single installation.
Heat Pumps Use Refrigeration to Move Heat
A heat pump uses refrigeration for both heating and cooling. Refrigeration essentially involves moving heat from one place to another, which is why you may wonder why this term is so often associated with cooling. But since you cannot actually generate “cool,” as you can with heat, you have to remove heat from a space in order to cool something down effectively.
A heat pump looks a lot like a normal central air conditioner (with an outside compressor unit as well as indoor components). And it works just like one too in warm weather, absorbing heat from the air in the home and moving it outside. In the winter, a few extra valves allow refrigerant to change direction, absorbing heat from the outdoors and bringing it in, an especially efficient process in our mild climate!
Moving Heat Uses Less Energy
Generating heat is a process that always involves quite a bit of energy at first. The combustion process (with natural gas heating) and electric resistance heating may be more efficient processes than ever before, but the amount of energy necessary to produce heat can really add up in price.
The process of moving heat from one place to another is simply more efficient and affordable than the process of generating heat, especially as far as electric heating systems go. And if you live in Florida, it just makes sense to have a single system for all of your heating and cooling needs.
Give AC Designs Inc. a call for heat pump installation in Fernandina, FL. We will deliver above your expectations!