The professionals at ServiceOne, one of Orlando’s leading AC and plumbing companies, wants to help customers select the right heating and cooling system from the variety of options on the market. Because of their year-round energy efficiency, ServiceOne recommends the heat pump.
“Heat pumps may be more recognized for heating your home in the colder months, but they are also able to cool your home in the summer,” said Bill Gouty, ServiceOne founder, and president. “They work by transferring hot air inside during the winter and outside during the summer, working with the natural environment to create comfort with organic air flow.”
There are three different types of heat pumps: air-source, ground source and geothermal.
- Air-source heat pumps use outside air, which always contains heat. The advantages are:
- Energy Tax Credit
- Low Maintenance
- Life Span up to 20 years
- Ground-source heat pumps exchanges heat with stable underground temperatures, which are cool during the summer and warm during the winter.
- A geothermal heat pump transfers heat to or from the ground and offers the following advantages:
- Low Operational Costs
- Low Energy Bills
- Also works as a water heater
- Life span of 15 years or more
- 400% Efficiency Rating
- 30% Government Tax Credit
One of the biggest advantages of the heat pump is its ability to provide high-efficiency cooling in the summer, and efficient heating in the winter. Plus, a well-maintained heat pump from ServiceOne can deliver three times the heat energy as the electric power that goes into it.
“Heat pumps are an especially effective option for Floridians since we don’t have long freezes,” said Gouty. “In extremely cold weather, a heat pump may struggle to extract sufficient heat from the outside air to comfortably heat a home, but this is rarely an issue in Florida.”