Each region in the United States has its own HVAC requirements, depending on where they are located and its climate. The Southeast region is known for being “hot and humid” with mild winters. HVAC systems must be able to handle this type of weather. Because of the warm climate, homes in the Southeast require efficient cooling and dehumidifying systems. There is also an option for light winter heating. Heat pumps are a popular choice for mild winters in the Southeast, even though most homes still use central cooling and heating systems. Heat pumps have become a popular cooling and heating technology in recent years.
Regardless of where they are located, most households in the U.S. rely on central heating and cooling to maintain their interior temperatures. Although central furnaces have seen a slight decline in usage due to increased heat pump installations (65%-61% between 2001-2015), they still dominate the HVAC market in North America.
Split systems are used for central air conditioning. They include both an indoor and outdoor unit that pumps refrigerant through it. Warm air is transferred to the indoor evaporator coil by heat. This cools the air. The heat is absorbed outside and stored, while the cool air is distributed within the house.
Central heating uses a furnace to heat the house. This furnace then circulates warm air through ducts and vents. Your home’s air passes through a heat exchanger, where it is warmed up. The warm air then flows through ducts to your home. Because of the region’s hot and humid climate, the Southeast is more likely to rely heavily on electricity for its fuel preference. Electric furnaces are more durable than gas furnaces and require less maintenance.
Heat pumps are a single unified system that provides both heating and cooling in North Myrtle Beach. They are becoming increasingly popular in the southern regions. A heat pump transfers heat, not generates heat. This makes it more energy-efficient than an air conditioner or furnace and also provides more significant cost savings.
Heat pumps are most effective in mild winter climates where temperatures do not drop below freezing. A heat pump is a great choice because it provides cooling during the summer months. The system’s refrigerant can change direction, allowing it to act as both an air conditioner and a furnace.
A heat pump is a two-way AC unit that can cool a whole house. It uses refrigerant to absorb heat through an indoor set and then release it through a second set of coils outdoors. This effectively cools your home in the summer months, even at high temperatures.
This reverses in winter. The heat pump extracts heat outside and distributes it throughout the house via forced warm-air delivery systems. The heat pump heats the home by using electrical energy and refrigerant cooling. A heat pump is sufficient to keep your home comfortable if the climate is not extreme.
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Did you know? There are a number of tax credits available from the federal government to help reduce capital costs for home and renewable energy projects. North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air can help you save on energy costs by maintaining your existing HVAC unit or replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.
Not sure what type of HVAC system best suits your home? Call North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air today. We’ll help you find the heating and cooling system that fits your needs.
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