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What Is a Heat Pump?

Updated: Feb 9, 2023

Living in Florida, most of us only tend to focus on the “AC” part of HVAC. After all, why should any of us worry about heating? It’s hot enough already! But what Florida homeowners may not realize is the importance of their heat pump. In fact, a heat pump can be one of the most vital parts of your home’s comfort system.

Learn what exactly this important piece of equipment does and how a heat pump benefits your home year-round!

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So, What Is a Heat Pump Anyway?

A heat pump is part of your home’s HVAC system. It is a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system, located outside your home on a concrete slab. Heat pumps are fairly common in Florida. In fact, many homeowners have a heat pump without even realizing it!

That’s because heat pumps have two main jobs. Not only do they heat your home, but they cool it as well. Many homeowners don’t even know that what they call their “air conditioner” is actually a heat pump.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Heat pumps work the same way other air conditioners work. They use the refrigeration cycle to transfer heat. This allows them to pull the heat out and cool the air. However, unlike a regular air conditioner, heat pumps can reverse this cycle, allowing them to heat the air. This makes them perfect during long Florida summers and those few chilly nights.

Why Heat Pumps Are Great For Florida Homes

Heat pumps are ideal for every Florida home. They allow us to stay cool most of the year, but still stay comfortable when it gets cold outside. People who live in colder climates need a heavy-duty solution for heating. That’s why they get furnaces. However, in Florida, we don’t need that much heating. Heat pumps allow us to stay warm without wasting money on expensive and unnecessary HVAC equipment.

Find The Perfect Heat Pump For Your Home

You deserve to stay comfortable all year-round. That’s why Energy Air is here to help! We offer top of the line heat pumps for your home. Just give us a call today or schedule your appointment online to get a free estimate on a new heat pump for your home.

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