If you are looking for ways to stay cool this summer without incurring soaring energy bills, investing in a heat pump is a good solution. Instead of using energy to generate heat, they use a small amount of energy to transfer heat from cooler to warmer spaces in your Wildwood, FL home. They operate on the same principle as a refrigerator, using a compressor to circulate refrigerant that absorbs and releases heat. Air-source systems extract heat from the air.
Heat pump efficiency is rated by the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, which determines how many units of heat are moved in relation to the watts of electricity consumed per hour. An air-source system can provide up to three times more heat energy than the energy it consumes.
Even Temperature and Humidity Control
As with any heating and cooling equipment, proper sizing and installation are essential for efficient equipment operation. A unit that is too large will reach the set temperature without properly removing humidity. A unit that is too small will cycle frequently, eventually overtaxing the compressor. New technology features multi-stage blowers and compressors that adjust operating speeds automatically to minimize temperature swings and control humidity. The result is a more comfortable indoor environment.
One Unit for Heating and Cooling
Because heating and cooling are accomplished by the cycling of refrigerant, a separate furnace is not needed to provide warmth during the moderate winters of central Florida. By flipping a switch, the flow of refrigerant is reversed, which also reverses the cycle of heat extraction and release. In the winter, heat is extracted from the outdoors and moved inside. In the summer, heat is extracted from inside and moved out.
DeSantis Appliance and AC Service Inc. is a Trane Comfort Specialist, a prestigious designation that must be earned each year based on superior customer service and state-of-the-art technology. In addition to Trane products, we install all makes and models of HVAC equipment.
For more information about how air-source heating and cooling systems can keep you cool this summer, call (352) 254-4634 to talk to one of our technicians about our heat pump services.