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Why You Should Consider a Heat Pump for Your AC Needs

air-conditioner-cashIt’s hot and balmy most of the year here in Florida so you need a reliable air conditioning system. You’re probably used to hearing about standard central air conditioning—but what about a heat pump? Heat pumps are similar to air conditioners but have the ability to heat and cool from the same unit. If you’re considering upgrading your air conditioning in Palm City, FL, you need our reliable and conscientious team for the job.

So, What is a Heat Pump Exactly?

A heat pump is a system very similar to an air conditioner. It’s composed of two separate units connected by power and refrigerant lines. The component that sets a heat pump apart from an air conditioner is the reversing valve. The reversing valve is a four-way valve in the refrigerant line the changes the direction the refrigerant flows depending on whether you want to heat or cool your home.

A heat pump is unique because it provides both heating and cooling capabilities within one singular unit, unlike standard central air conditioning which can only provide cooling capabilities. A heat pump absorbs the heat from the air in your home and moves this air outside for cooling. The opposite process happens when you’re heating your home.

Why Heat Pumps are Perfect for Florida

Heat pumps are designed to accommodate high heat and moderate cold. If the temperature dips below freezing it makes it much harder for a heat pump to effectively warm a space. This makes them a bad fit for any of our neighbors up north who have long, freezing winters. Luckily for us here in Florida, our climate fits these parameters. It’s hot here throughout the majority of the year and we have short winters that rarely if ever drop below freezing temperatures, so a heat pump will perform at top efficiency in our climate.

How You’ll Benefit

Since we live in an ideal heat pump climate, you’ll save money with a heat pump. Heat pumps are far more energy efficient than standard air conditioners. They are more energy efficient because they don’t actually generate heat or cool air—they move it. A heat pump can provide you with the equivalent space conditioning as a standard air conditioner at as little as 25% of the cost. If you upgrade to a heat pump, you’ll downgrade your energy bill.

The other main benefit to a heat pump is the ability to heat and cool in one system. Your air conditioner can’t heat your home—it’s likely that you have a furnace to do this job. A heat pump provides year-round comfort in a singular system.

Choose Speedy Air Conditioning Service for the Job

You need great air conditioning here in Palm Bay. Even though we’re well into October, we’ll have high heat for a little while longer and it’s warm here throughout the majority of the year. Don’t struggle through our hot Florida heat with an inadequate heating system. Our team here at Speedy Air Conditioning Service understand the needs of Southern Florida homes. We’ll make sure you stay cool.

If you’re thinking of installing a heat pump in your home, contact our team today to schedule an appointment.

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