Do You Need a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps offer cost-effective and energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions, especially in subtropical climates like Palm Beach, FL. They are basically air conditioners that also work in reverse, so a single system does it all. Models with two-speed compressors offer substantial energy efficiency and reduce compressor wear and tear. When incorporated into zoned systems, efficiencies can increase even more.

Air Source Systems

In wintertime, air source systems take heat from outside air and move it into your home. There is heat in the air even when it’s cold; it’s called a “heat sink.” In summer, these units remove heat from your home and move it outside. They work on the same principle as refrigerators and are best suited for areas where the average winter temperature stays above 50 degrees.

Ground Source Systems

Ground source systems, also called geothermal systems, are similar to air source systems with one important difference: Instead of drawing heat from the air, they extract heat from the ground. The ground absorbs almost 50 percent of all solar energy, so just below the surface, a constant moderate temperature is maintained year-round. Geothermal systems use a loop of below-ground piping to circulate water that transfers heat from the ground to your home in winter and removes heat from your home and transfers it to the ground in summer. Geothermal technology can supply you with hot water as well. All of this is accomplished with the highest heating and cooling efficiencies on the market. Geothermal systems can reduce heating, cooling and hot water costs by up to 80 percent; they require little maintenance and have a lifespan of about 25 years.

To explore the many possible Carrier air source and geothermal heat pump options, visit Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, LLC or call (561) 202-1422 in Palm Beach or (772) 905-3358 in Port St. Lucie. Hear from you soon.

You May Also Like

AC System Needs Maintenance
April 11, 2024

Reasons to Not Skip AC Maintenance This Spring

Living in West Palm Beach, FL, means embracing the sunshine and warm weather year-round. As spring transitions into summer, ensuring your home’s… Continue Reading Reasons to Not Skip AC Maintenance This Spring

Read More…

Confused About New HVAC Restrictions
March 28, 2024

Learn More About the New HVAC System Restrictions

As of 2023, Florida has rolled out new regulations governing HVAC systems to address environmental concerns and improve energy efficiency across the… Continue Reading Learn More About the New HVAC System Restrictions

Read More…

Smart Thermostat Screen
February 8, 2024

What Makes a Smart Thermostat Screen Go Blank

A smart thermostat should display a lot of information on its screen that keys you into the state of your HVAC system… Continue Reading What Makes a Smart Thermostat Screen Go Blank

Read More…

Compliance Settings
Increase Font Size
Simplified Font
Underline Links
Highlight Links