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4 Modern HVAC Solutions for Florida Homes

March 22, 2016

Now that the cold weather is gone and spring weather has arrived in Saint Augustine, Florida, this is the time to plan for any HVAC changes you want to make in your home. If you have been thinking about upgrading your system, do it now before the heat of the summer hits. Take a look at four different options so you can find the best in modern HVAC solutions for your home.

Air Conditioners

If you’ve survived a Florida summer or two, you know the importance of having a good air conditioner. The typical model has two modes, on and off. In the hottest part of the year, off isn’t even an option. With new advancements in technology, the right air conditioner offers more, keeping you comfortable all summer long without increasing your energy bill.

The Infinity 21 Central Air Conditioner by Carrier is one of the most efficient air conditioners we offer. It has a two-stage compressor that allows you to regulate temperatures according to your needs and keep you comfortable without using a lot of energy. With the Infinity indoor unit, you also have a variable speed blower allowing the system to adjust the airflow to your comfort. This results in a more energy efficient delivery of air conditioning.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are becoming more common in Florida. They work well in places like Jacksonville and Saint Augustine, where temperatures sometimes dip down into the freezing range. Heat pumps look like air conditioners but function differently. They create cool air by drawing air from outside and processing via the refrigerant before pumping it inside.

Carrier’s Infinity 20 Heat Pump with Greenspeed Intelligence is the most efficient heat pump offered, with a 13 HSPF (heating seasonal performance factor) rating. Greenspeed Intelligence offers a variable speed compressor that when paired with the Infinity Control thermostat, actually adapts its output to the create desired comfort level in your home. This technology lets you make as many adjustments as you need between 40 and 100 percent capacity. With this heat pump, you can have exactly what your home needs to stay cool all summer long.

Ductless Systems

You may have hundreds of feet of ductwork running through your home accumulating dust and dirt or creating air leaks and warm spots in your home. You may have also wondered if your ductwork is laid out in the most efficient way possible. Poorly designed ductwork means you either have to pay to have it redone or keep paying sky-high energy bills. Ductless systems bypass the waste of ductwork and allow you to cool specific rooms or zones in your home.

We offer a variety of ductless systems. The most efficient models have multiple fan speeds, giving you better control over the temperature and energy use in a zone.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps are both an energy efficient way to heat and cool your home and a technological marvel. Instead of relying on the outside air to cool your home, geothermal devices rely on the natural and constant temperatures found in the ground. Ground temperatures at a certain depth remain anywhere between 45 and 75 degrees all year long, depending on where you live. This type of system uses pipes (the earth loop) installed underground in your yard to carry the liquid that impacts heating and cooling for your home. The pipes are affected by the ambient energy found in the surrounding earth, providing the means by which that energy is pumped out as cool or warm air into your home.

For a geothermal system the initial cost of installation will be higher than that of the typical HVAC system. In the long run, however, the system pays for itself very quickly in the form of less energy consumption, lower utility bills, and less need for maintenance.

Ready to upgrade to a new high-tech HVAC system? Contact us at Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating today by calling (904) 574-5619.

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