Is a Heat Pump Right for Your Florida Home’s Heating and Cooling Needs?

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Keeping up with the Joneses can be a trying exercise. But what if the Joneses are on to something with their heat pump, which conserves energy and saves them money on monthly utility bills? I say, it’s time to take a closer look at what the Joneses are up to.  

Many of our neighbors are installing heat pumps—an energy-efficient alternative to running a furnace in the winter and an air conditioner in the summer. Heat pumps can also be better at dehumidifying than central air conditioners, which is great for Floridians.  Plus, it results in better and more consistent indoor air quality.

A heat pump is low maintenance and, like a refrigerator, it runs on electricity. But perhaps its best feature is that it can provide up to four times the amount of energy as it consumes because it moves heat rather than generating it from a fuel.

Heat pumps work by drawing warmth from the atmosphere to provide heat and hot water to a home. In warmer weather, they operate the other way, by pulling the heat from indoors and delivering it outside, thereby cooling off the inside temperature.

Because heat pumps move heat rather than create it, they’re extremely energy efficient units, particularly in moderate climates. And, because this one unit can handle the general heating and cooling needs for a Florida home, the whole home comfort process is streamlined and easy for homeowners.

Now’s a great time to install a heat pump, while the U.S. Department of Energy is offering a $300 tax credit to homeowners who install one. And if you’re replacing an oil, gas or electric heating system, you can more quickly recoup the cost of purchasing a heat pump, because your savings will be that much greater!

Give Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning a call, and we can help you decide whether a heat pump is right for your heating and cooling needs.

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