Georgia does offer a rather milder climate with temperatures that rarely fall beneath 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months. There are a few options for heating systems in your home. Which heating system is best in a warm climate?
Gas furnaces rely on a centralized unit that distributes heat through a series of ducts. Inside a gas-fired furnace the fuel is mixed with air and burned. The flames heat a metal heat exchanger where the heat is transferred to air. Furnaces can provide high heating temps to heat your home very quickly, which is a very efficient heating option for cooler climates with severely cold winters.
Heat pumps do not provide the same high heating temps as a furnace. Heat pumps combine the functions of a heater and an air conditioner into a single unit, making them very effective in all climates. That makes them an excellent choice for our area.
During the summer, an air conditioner works by moving heat from the relatively cool indoors to the relatively warm outside. In winter, the heat pump reverses this, taking heat from the cold outdoors with the help of an electrical system and discharging that heat inside the house. Because electricity in a heat pump is used to move heat rather than to generate it, the heat pump can deliver more energy than it consumes.
Contact Reese Services today if you are in need of a repair or service for your heat pump. We can help with service or installation of an energy efficient heat pump or furnace for your home.