It’s another hot day here in Florida—until it’s not. Whether you have lived here your entire life or recently moved for the warmer weather, the reality is, it can get cold too!
Even though Florida doesn’t get nearly as cold as northern states do in the fall and winter, there are cold fronts, and the temperature can drop pretty low.
If you are new to the state, you may be used to your gas furnace providing heat. But most households throughout Ferrara’s Air use a heat pump as their main source for heating—and cooling too!
A heat pump provides both heating and cooling. Instead of generating energy, they transfer it, which means they use far less energy and help you keep more money in your pocket.
Heat pumps aren’t just popular here in Boca Raton, FL, and surrounding areas in Florida—they are becoming more and more popular throughout the country. They are extremely efficient, environmentally friendly, and produce lower energy bills.
In fact, heat pumps outsold furnaces in 2022 in the U.S. for the first time!
Whether you need heat pump installation, replacement, repair, or maintenance, Ferrara’s Air has you covered. Our experts can help determine the appropriate make and model for your home so you can stay comfortable every day of the year.
Heat Pumps and Dual-Fuel Systems
With the weather being mostly warm here in Florida, it makes the most sense to invest in a heat pump.
As the most preferred heating and cooling choice, heat pumps work rather simply: they extract warm air from the cool air outside and transfer it inside to provide heating for your home. To provide cooling, your heat pump works in reverse by transferring warm air from your home to the outside.
Heating Installation and Replacement
When you need a heat pump installed in your Boca Raton, FL, home, look to Ferrara’s Air. We will evaluate your home’s square footage, layout, and design and then recommend the right heat pump for you. Your heat pump needs to be capable of providing heating (and cooling!) to your entire home.
Already have a heat pump but notice it is breaking down frequently and approaching the end of its service life? Our experts can remove your outdated unit and replace it with a newer, more efficient model. Replacing your air handler and condenser is a simple process and can typically be done in just a few hours.
Want one system to provide both heating and cooling—but you’re concerned about the initial cost of a heat pump? Ferrara’s Air offers financing as an option. Enjoy cooling most of the year, with the option to switch to heating during a cold front. Speak to our experts to learn more.
What Tax Incentives and Rebates Are Available for Heating?
Tax credits and rebates are available to help offset the cost of a new heat pump. You could claim a federal tax credit of up to $2,000 on a qualifying air-source heat pump through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Federal rebates on heat pumps are also available, starting later this year or in early 2024. A low-income household, for example, might qualify for up to $8,000 in rebates toward a new heat pump. Rebates are based on household income and may vary from state to state.
If you ever run into any trouble with your heat pump, know that our licensed and trained professionals are equipped with the knowledge and tools to resolve the situation. We will arrive to address your issue as soon as possible.
Your heat pump works its hardest over the warmer months. If your heat pump breaks down shortly after the summer, only to leave you without a source of heat for the cooler weather, don’t delay contacting our experts.
How Do I Know If My Heat Pump Needs Repair?
Signs that could indicate a problem with your heat pump include:
• Unusual sounds
• Short-cycling (your system turns off and then back on continuously)
• No air is circulating
• Hot and cold spots in your home
• Leaks or puddles of water
• Condensate drain line clog
• Higher electric bills than usual
If your heat pump breaks down, know that our Ferrara’s Air experts are here for you. We offer 24/7 emergency repair services. Even though temperatures don’t typically drop to below freezing here in Florida, it can get pretty chilly during the cooler months, and we don’t want you uncomfortable for even a moment! Do not hesitate to call us.
It’s always best to stay on track with maintenance for your heat pump. Schedule your fall visit before you will use your heat pump for heating—and then again in the early spring.
In FL, you don’t just depend on your heat pump for heating when it’s cold outside—you depend on your heat pump all throughout the year. When you don’t need your heat pump for heating, you need it for cooling your home and providing relief from the year-round high temperatures.
You don’t want your heat pump to malfunction and leave you without any source of warmth when it’s cooler outside. If you delay a routine maintenance service, you put your heat pump at risk.
Even forgetting to change your air filter could be problematic. A clogged filter could overwork your system and restrict airflow, causing your evaporator coil to freeze and leading to a complete breakdown. A professional maintenance visit includes replacing your filter and checking that all parts and components are working and in good condition.
Avoid a major issue by scheduling preventative maintenance!
What Happens During a Heat Pump Maintenance Visit?
Here’s a list of what you can expect during a routine maintenance visit:
• Check ductwork, air filters, blower, and coils
• Confirm adequate airflow
• Check for and fix any refrigerant leaks
• Inspect, clean, and tighten connections
• Lubricate motors and inspect belts for tightness and wear
• Check thermostat
• And much more!
Ferrara’s Air offers our SERVICE PLAN NAME to help ensure your heat pump receives routine maintenance as needed throughout the year. With our plan, you can get the most out of your heating equipment and protect your investment.
Signing up for our plan offers even more—become a member and enjoy discounted rates, priority service, specials and promotions, and much more!
Call Us for Heating Solutions
When your Pompano Beach, FL, home needs heating, a heat pump is the perfect solution. Ferrara’s Air can handle the installation, replacement, repairs, and maintenance. Just give us a call at 954-914-9000 or request service online.