FAQ: Heat Pumps
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
A heat pump, essentially, pumps heat from one place to another. In in the winter, the unit draws upon heat energy in the air – even cold air! – to bring warmth into your home. In the summer, it reverses course, pulling heat from inside and exhausting it to the outdoors, for cooling comfort.
Does a Heat Pump Work Well in Florida?
Florida’s mild winters make heat pump a good choice. It won’t have to work very hard to extract heat from the air, so you can expect energy savings. A heat pump will work well as a cooling solution in the summer, too.
How Does a Heat Pump Compare to a Furnace?
A heat pump will use significantly less energy than a furnace to heat your home. In fact, it will transfer 300 percent more energy than it uses. For increased savings, you can opt for a ductless mini-split heat pump. This system does not use ducts to deliver air (ducts are notoriously inefficient). Instead, it produces warm or cool air from a wall-mounted unit, so you’re getting comfort direct from the source.