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Interested in a heat pump? You’ve come to the right place. We offer all of the top brands of energy efficient heat pumps that will save you money on your electric bill, while keeping your home comfortable year-round. Learn more about heat pumps.
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Rebates & Financing
Your home comfort is our top priority. That’s why our pricing for heat pump installation is always competitive. We also offer financing options and keep you informed about manufacturer rebates. Let us help make an investment in your home comfort more affordable.
Get a $250 Instant Rebate on a New Heat Pump
Valid on select Trane and Comfortmaker air conditioners and heat pumps. Offer ends July 31st!
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Southwest Florida’s Best Heating (and Cooling!) Solution
Heat pumps are popular in the Sarasota area, where the warm climate and mild winters make them an ideal choice for both heating and cooling. They are the most energy efficient heating systems available. In fact, heat pumps are 1.5 to 3x more efficient than other popular heating systems used in the sunshine state, like electric furnaces and air conditioners with heat strips.
How Does Heat Pump Differ from an Air Conditioner?
Both air conditioners and heat pumps can be used to cool your home. It’s not until you turn on the heat that the differences between the two appliances become clear. This is when your heat pump flexes its superpower – the ability to provide heat by running like an air conditioner, only backwards. Air conditioners, also called “straight cool systems”, don’t provide heating by default.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
A heat pump works by transferring heat from one place to another.
Here’s a simple way to understand how this works. When cooling your home, the heat pump (like an air conditioner) transfers heat to the outside from the inside of your home. To heat your home, the cycle runs in reverse: the heat pump pulls heat to the inside from the outside. This switch is possible via the heat pump system’s extra reversible valve. The switching process takes place automatically without you noticing anything.
Heat pumps function best in temperatures above the freezing point, which makes them the best choice for locations with mild to moderate winters, like Southwest Florida. When temperatures drop below freezing, the heat pump will need backup from an auxiliary heat source, like a heat strip (see below). As freezing temperatures are a rare occurrence in Southwest Florida, the occasional need for an backup heat source does has little impact on a heat pump’s overall efficiency. They are still more efficient than other electric heaters.
About Heat Strips
Some Florida homes are equipped with straight cool systems (air conditioners with cooling cycles only) that have heat strips installed in the air handler. A heat strip consists of wires, or coils, heated with electricity. These heated coils in turn heat the air that flows over them, like a toaster or a blow dryer. This type of heating system is generally less energy efficient, but can still make sense in regions where heating is necessary only for very limited periods.
Want to Learn More About Heat Pumps?
Read our blog post, “3 Reasons Why a Heat Pump is the Best Heating System for Your Florida Home”.
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