Carrier describes heat pumps, also known as air-source systems, as “a smart alternative to an air conditioner.” These multifaceted systems can cool, heat and dehumidify your Florida home at a lower overall cost than traditional HVAC systems. The cooling component works like a traditional air conditioner and is just as effective as a traditional air conditioner when it comes to cooling your Delray Beach home in summer.
How Heat Pumps Work
In technical terms, air-source systems are “mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration systems that can be reversed to either heat or cool a controlled space.” In summer, the system extracts heat from your indoor air, moves it out of your home and releases it into the air outside. Most air-source systems have an outdoor unit and an indoor unit, and they rely on ductwork to distribute cooled air throughout your home.
Are Heat Pumps Energy-Efficient Cooling Systems?
Air-source systems provide outstanding dehumidification during the summer months in areas like Palm Beach County compared to traditional air conditioners. Because of the reduction in humidity, many homeowners find that they can keep the thermostat at a higher setting and thereby save on summer cooling costs.
What About Mini-split and Multi-split Heat Pumps?
Mini- and multi-split air-source systems require no ductwork and can be installed in less than one day. Ductless systems can cool your entire home or just one room, and you can create cooling zones, each with its own thermostat, that allow you to maintain different temperatures in different rooms. This is called zoning, and it can reduce your cooing costs dramatically because you can have cooled air only where you need it instead of having to cool your entire house.
Carrier’s Infinity® Series Heat Pumps are state-of-the-art systems with ENERGY STAR® qualification that might make you eligible to receive financial rebates from your local power company. To learn more about whether a ducted or ductless air-source pump would be a good fit for your Delray Beach home, visit Mechanical Air Conditioning, a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, or call us directly (561) 899-4587 to schedule a free indoor comfort consultation.