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How to stay comfortable while controlling your energy costs
No matter what season it is, your home is competing with the weather outside to make sure the inside temperature remains comfortable. As outside temperatures cool off in the winter and heat up in the summer, your heating and cooling equipment requires more energy to keep your home at the desired comfort level.
Home heating and cooling accounts for just over half (54 percent) of the average customer's energy purchases. You can get control of your home's comfort level and your heating and cooling costs with a heat pump, properly installed duct insulation and a programmable thermostat.
The most economical way to keep your home comfortable year-round
A heat pump is the most advanced and efficient heating and cooling system available today. The technologically advanced heat pump keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer - with one amazing piece of equipment. It's also a wise energy investment that can result in major savings on monthly energy bills for many homeowners.
A good investment in durability
You can't beat a heat pump for durability. In fact, heat pumps last an average of 18 years in the Southeast United States.
Added flexibility when building a home
A heat pump gives you more design flexibility when building your home. Since there are no flames or fumes, you won't have to add flues or vent pipes that waste valuable closet and storage space. And because there are no flues, you'll have more choices in where to locate the indoor part of your heat pump system. For the most comfortable and efficient home, check out Gulf Power's EarthCents Home program.
Choose the best heat pump for your home
Heat pumps come in a variety of types. We can help you determine the type of heat pump and size that fits your home so you'll be comfortable season after season. For more information, call the Energy Experts at 1-877-655-4001.
- The air source heat pump is the most common electric heat pump. It uses an outdoor unit and outside air to transfer the heat.
- A geothermal heat pump uses the near-constant temperature of the earth for its heat source. It uses special water piping and the earth to transfer heat. Choose a geothermal heat pump and you won't have a unit sitting outside your home.
- A dual-fuel (piggyback) heat pump may be a better choice than simply replacing an old air conditioner if you have a relatively new gas or propane furnace. The furnace provides the heat on the colder winter days.
A properly installed duct system
Significant amounts of heated and cooled air can be lost through leaks in ductwork - increasing your energy costs. Click here to find out how to ensure that your duct system is properly installed.