Greater Orlando Area Heating Services

Seminole County: Longwood, Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Casselberry, FL

Orlando’s weather is usually sunny and warm but on the occasions temperatures plummet, you do not want to be without a reliable heating system. 

United States Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in the installation and repair of furnaces and heat pumps to keep Orlando homeowners cozy through the cold snaps.

Understanding the Different Types of Furnaces 

You know you need a new heating system, but what kind? There are several types of furnaces available, and while they all work well, each deserves careful consideration. 

Gas Furnace

This is the most common style of furnace today, especially in cooler climates. Gas furnaces are very effective at distributing heat evenly and because gas is a cheap fuel source, it costs less to operate than other models. 

Oil Furnace

If you do not have access to a natural gas line at your home, an oil furnace would be a good option for you. While it might not be as efficient as a gas furnace, oil tends to produce more heat per BTU – meaning you’ll get warmer faster. 

Electric Furnace

Electric furnaces are usually cheaper and come in much smaller sizes than gas or oil furnaces. Like oil furnaces, they are not as efficient, but they operate quietly and are more durable than either of the other options making it a good choice for those who want heat without a large upfront expense. 

Modulating Furnace

A modulating furnace modifies the amount of gas it uses based on the target temperature. This type of furnace costs more up front, however, it’s more efficient because it doesn’t waste energy. You’ll see the savings reflected on your energy bill. 

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. 

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