Although homes in South Florida don’t typically deal with extreme heating needs during the winter, having a reliable system is still important. If your existing equipment works well, regular maintenance is ideal for achieving the best performance results in terms of both comfort and operating costs. If you are preparing for a system replacement, however, it may be the ideal time to consider an alternative heating solution. Your choices will vary based on your budget, the suitability of a system to your property, and your environmental goals. The following are some excellent options for heating Florida households.
Ductless Heat Pumps
A ductless system is an outstanding solution for reducing your carbon footprint while improving your indoor air quality. By eliminating the ducts from your home’s comfort management, you can reduce your HVAC-related energy usage by 20 to 40 percent. This benefits not only your energy budget but also the environment as your reduced demand for electricity translates to a reduction in the production of greenhouse gases. Meanwhile, your indoor environment can benefit because each room unit has its own air handler, which results in location-specific air filtration.
Gas heating tends to be affordable, but it can also be overwhelming when only minimal heating is needed. A hybrid system allows a heat pump and a furnace to work together so that the most efficient heating option is active on a given day. In cases of chilly weather, the furnace will carry the load. On milder days, your heat pump will provide affordable heating. This is coordinated through the system’s thermostat.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
If you have a large property or are located close to a pond or lake, a geothermal system offers you the ability to tap into the natural heat of the earth to moderate your indoor temperatures. The coolant moving through the lines in the ground or water will absorb heat from these sources, cycling it through to the air handler and delivering it to your home.
Discuss Your HVAC System Options with Engineered Air
If you’re ready to upgrade to a new HVAC system or are in need of any heating or cooling services, Engineered Air can help. We offer a variety of products and services designed to keep you comfortable year round in the most economical way. Give us a call at (855) 830-2292 to learn the most efficient way to heat your South Florida home, or schedule an appointment online today.