We are getting to the point in the year when the most intense heat of the summer season is behind us. That being said, residents in this area know that the heat does not pass with summer. We’ve got plenty of hot weather ahead of us, and our winter weather is quite mild, to say the least. In fact, it is warm enough that you may still cool your home with your AC during much of this short season. With this in mind, you are wise to consider the installation of a heat pump in Tampa, FL. Heat pumps are exceptionally well-suited to our climate, and offer some benefits that other systems cannot. Contact IERNA’s Heating & Cooling to learn more.
Reversible Heat Transfer
An air conditioner does not generate cold air out of nothing. Instead, it uses the refrigerant cycle in order to absorb heat from the air inside one’s home. This heat is then vented outdoors, and the cooled air is distributed throughout the house. A heat pump cools a home in the same manner. However, with the utilization of a reversing valve, the heat pump is also able to reverse its refrigerant cycle. This means that such systems can actually absorb ambient heat from the air outside, and that this heat can then be used to warm air within one’s home. This heat transfer-based heating is ideal for our climate, as winters are very mild, and is also incredibly efficient.
Ductless mini splits are a great option to consider for those homes without existing ductwork, or for those homeowners who’d simply prefer not to rely upon ductwork. They can also utilize heat pump technology in order to provide both heating and cooling in a convenient and efficient manner. Regardless of what type of distribution system you choose, we think that you’ll be happy with all that your heat pump has to offer.