How Does a Heat Pump Work?
A heat pump, as its name suggests, doesn’t create heat but rather moves it by means of a pumping mechanism, either from your house to the outside (thereby cooling your home) or from the outside in, to heat your home during the winter. Moderate-to-warm climates benefit most from heat pumps, because they efficiently remove (pump) heat from your home to the outdoors, but can be reversed to pull warmth from the air during cooler months and pump it into a house, not generating heat but rather moving existing warm air to where it is wanted. As you might imagine, in a bitterly freezing winter climate, such as in Buffalo, New York, there’s not much heat to be extruded from the air, so a supplementary heat source might be required. However, here in Central Florida, heat pumps are sufficient to heat the home for a month or two, and efficiently keep it cool and comfortable for the rest of the year.
Del-Air has Florida heat pumps to suit any home or businesses’ air conditioning needs. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios, aka SEER ratios, on our wide selection of heat pump products from brand names you know and trust, indicate the energy efficiency of the unit. A higher SEER rating indicates a lower (better) degree of energy consumption. Heat pumps are ideal for Florida homes because they take advantage of existing heat, rather than labor to create it!
When you place your hand over the fan of your condenser unit in the summer time, you feel great gusts of hot air, right? This is not heat generated by the work of the unit; rather it is the concentrated hot air that the system is pulling from your home. Your Florida air conditioner is acting as a Florida heat pump! The principal difference is that the process cannot be reversed during the winter when you might want to heat your home. That’s when most use a natural gas or electric furnace, and the main reason they only experience slight relief on winter utility bills. Florida heat pumps run on electricity, take advantage of existing heat rather than make it, and allow you to save big on natural gas consumption. Is a heat pump right for your Florida home? We think so! Call Del-Air to discuss the many Florida heat pumps available for your home or business; and for free estimates on our many superior HVAC products and services. A small investment in a Florida heat pump today can indeed lead to tremendous savings in the years ahead. Let us show you how. Call Del-Air Now – 888-831-2665 – We Are Always Open!