The weather in Tallahassee, Florida is hot and humid for most of the year. Only a few months bring fairly cold weather. Because the winters rarely dip into freezing levels, a heat pump can offer an attractive option for heating and cooling your home. Take a look at how heat pumps work to heat your home and why they might provide the right choice for staying warm this winter.
Heat Pumps Are Energy Efficient
For heating, heat pumps extract heat from the air outdoors and transfer it indoors. This is a much more efficient process, allowing you to save anywhere from 30 to 40 percent on your electric bill.
Heat Pumps Work Well in Milder Climates
While modern heat pumps can work in any climate, older models work most efficiently in regions with milder temperatures. For temperatures that get to freezing and below, older model heat pumps will need supplemental heating. Unless you have a modern heat pump, you will find that it won't provide enough heat in very cold temperatures.
Quiet and Steady
The air compressor that powers the heat pump is installed outdoors. These efficient systems are also quieter than central air systems. At the same time, you also won't have big temperature fluctuations while the heat pump is working Your heat pump will be able to provide the right level of heating you need to avoid energy waste.
Heat Pumps Operate as Air Conditioners
Don't let the name fool you. Heat pumps can work as your air conditioner in the summer, too. The same principle applies, but unlike in the cold months, instead of pulling warm air from the outside, it extracts the warm air inside your home and replaces it with cooler air.
When you are ready to replace your current heating and cooling system, consider a heat pump to help keep you and your family warm this winter -- and efficiently cool when summer comes. Contact Air Control Heating and Cooling, Inc. at 850-391-4300 to schedule an appointment to discuss your options for a new system. Our team is skilled in the installation and servicing of heat pumps and other types of HVAC systems.
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