Central Florida boasts a mild winter climate, which means that most home heating needs are low to moderate. But even with mild winter temperatures, home heating costs can still be substantial. That’s why it’s important to choose energy efficient HVAC equipment that is well suited for your Florida home.
One of the biggest questions that Florida homeowners have is whether they should invest in an electric or natural gas heating system. Learn more about these heating systems below.
Electric Heating Systems
Electric systems include central heating, electric furnaces, and heat pumps. Heat pumps can heat and cool a home while central heating systems use the same ducts as the air-conditioner. Both of these systems can use refrigerants. Electric furnaces have nearly 100 percent efficiency although they are often more expensive than their natural gas counterparts, due to the high electricity costs in many areas in Central Florida.
Natural Gas Heating Systems
Natural gas furnaces have been a popular heating system across America for many decades. If you don’t have gas lines, you’ll have to install them. Make sure that your home is set up for natural gas distribution and that your gas lines are in good condition. Natural gas can heat the air up to 25 degrees higher than electric systems, making the air feel warmer than it would with an electric system.
Other Things to Consider
As you consider varying electric and natural gas heating systems, look for high-efficiency models. Efficient heating equipment can reduce home heating costs anywhere from 30 to 70 percent. These savings can pay for the heating system within three to five years.
It’s important to remember that there is no single heating system that will be a good fit for all Florida homes. Be realistic about your heating needs and review all of your available options so that you can select a system that heats your home properly and efficiently.
Turn to Energy Air for All of Your HVAC Needs in Central Florida
If you are looking for a quality, efficient heating system for your Central Florida home, turn to the HVAC professionals at Energy Air. Energy Air is a leader in the Florida HVAC industry, offering residential and commercial HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair services. Give us a call today to discuss your heating options, or schedule an appointment online.