Heating Your Home in Florida: What Are the Best Options?

When it comes to heating your home in Florida, there are several options available. Heat pumps are often the most economical and efficient choice, as they draw out the air that is heated by the sun and pass it through a condensing unit to be brought into your home. However, some heat pumps cool less efficiently than traditional central air units, and they can be more expensive to purchase and install. Furnaces are another popular heating system in Florida.

These forced air systems heat air and expel it through ducts throughout the house, heating the rooms. There are several types of furnaces that can best suit your needs and your home. Your thermostat plays an important role in the efficiency of your HVAC system and in the temperature of your home. Duke Energy Florida recommends setting your thermostat to the lowest temperature your family feels comfortable at, usually 68 to 70 degrees.

Air conditioning units sold and installed in Florida are designed to cool space, but include “thermal bands” or integrated heating elements, the equivalent of a space heater, designed to accommodate heating needs. Knowing the different ways in which you can heat your home can help you save time and money in the long run. The key to deciding whether to install a heat pump or use a heating element or a thermal strip in the air conditioner practically comes down to how much you think you'll use the heat. Contact Air Care today for more information on installing a heat pump (we recommend using Rheem) and other heating system repair and maintenance services.

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